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NASIG : Core Competencies for Print Serials Librarians

NASIG : Core Competencies for Print Serials Librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

The NASIG Core Competencies Task Force (CCTF) is seeking comment on a draft of the Core Competencies for Print Serials Librarians.  This document adds to the NASIG Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians by describing the skills that librarians need to manage physical format serials in today’s libraries.


Via liblist4u, Ayla Stein
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What's the Right Toolset for Digital Humanities?

What's the Right Toolset for Digital Humanities? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
There are many tools available to help academics be more productive, and we have spent, now, almost two years in talking about them. We have mostly concentrated on tools useful to any academic, or librarian. Now, however, I would like to start a series of posts discussing the tools for specific disciplines. Why? While most of you in our readership are academic librarians, we do have some researchers and other kinds of librarians. Any of you researching or helping a researcher find and use information might benefit from finding out what tools are useful in a particular discipline. The truth is that different areas of studies differ widely in what they are trying to accomplish and so in the tools they need to get their work done.
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Valuable resource of tools for the Digital Humanities
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Tool diversi per diversi scopi. Da leggere tutto ed approfondire

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Libraries as ‘Sponsors of Literacies’: Diving Deep to Expose Narratives & Metanarratives | Buffy Hamilton, DMLcentral

Libraries as ‘Sponsors of Literacies’: Diving Deep to Expose Narratives & Metanarratives | Buffy Hamilton, DMLcentral | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

In my last post “Literacies and Fallacies,” I introduced Deborah Brandt’s conceptual approach of sponsors of literacy that connects individual literacy development to the economic development of literacy.  I also shared a rationale for why libraries should use this critical interpretive lens and offered an initial list of questions as focal points of inquiry to consider.

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By exploring “who or what underwrites occasions of literacy learning and use” (Brandt, The Sponsors of Literacy 2), librarians are much better positioned to better understand and contextualize these three key issues identified by Brandt (6):

1.  How the access, organization, and privileging of literacy opportunities are impacted by issues related to race, class, and gender.
2.  How literacy sponsors contribute to what Brandt defines as the literacy crisis:  the perceived gap between rising standards for achievement and people’s ability to meet them.
3.  How might sponsors of literacy interpret their ability to provide resources and opportunities that help people transform their uses of literacy that facilitate identity development, agency and social mobility?

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Thoughts on approaches towards literacy and learning and perspectives on narratives being valued in library services!

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2013 Hyperlinked Library MOOC Pilot #hyperlibMOOC Reading List! « Tame The Web

2013 Hyperlinked Library MOOC Pilot #hyperlibMOOC Reading List! « Tame The Web | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
By Michael Stephens:

"The Hyperlinked Library MOOC is coming together. Kyle Jones and his team of SJSU SLIS students are building an incredible site for the MOOC and for our SLIS classes.

I wanted to put out a call – as i have done before – for additions to the “Context Book” assignment. We’ll use this in the MOOC and in our regular SLIS class. What socio-technical titles would you add to this list?"

 

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Great list for the Hyperlinked Library theme - pilot MOOC reading material 

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Fantastic reading list put together for the first #hyperlibMOOC . If you can't get enough of study, you can register for the MOOC here. http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/moocs/hyperlinked-library-mooc

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) http://t.co/kFaNgVJm5a

 

The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Media Sharing

Digital Storytelling

Manage & Organize

Social Networking & Communication

Content Resources

Curriculum Collaboration

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Fantastic resource, not only for school librarians!

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Finding Hidden Treasure: a Cache of Librarian Blogs

Finding Hidden Treasure: a Cache of Librarian Blogs | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
by Sarah Deringer, Head Editor, INALJ Mississippi Finding Hidden Treasure: a Cache of Librarian Blogs Every great once in awhile I find a collection of good blogs to follow, and this week I found four...
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Best Databases 2012, by Henrietta Thornton-Verma

Best Databases 2012, by Henrietta Thornton-Verma | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"It’s a given that librarians are adept at database navigation, but with the number of digital information storehouses proliferating at an exponential rate, just finding the appropriate source to search can be a daunting task. Herewith, then, are a few tools I’ve found to be helpful in this regard." ~ Michael F. Bemis

 

Check out the best databases for 2012 as nominated by librarians who responded to this year's call:  http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2012/10/best-of/database/

 

Among the categories are:

*Best new database

*Best for library outreach

*Best ebook database

*Best PRofessional REsource

*Best for reports

*Best upgrade

 

Best Overall: Gale Virtual Reference Library

 


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Keeping Up with Technology - Resources for Library Staff

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Keeping Up with Technology - Resources for Library Staff: http://t.co/3cpuLkZE...

 

"On March 14, 2007, Jim Duncan and Sharon Morris of the Colorado State Library presented a workshop at the CLiC spring workshops on the subject of keeping up with technology. The following resources were used in the workshop and available for library staff development and general use.

 

Lists compiled:

General Libraries Resources

Non-Library Technology Resources

Librarian Blogs

Library and Technology Podcasts

Library Organizations and Online Publications

Library Listservs

Online Courses and Webinars"

 

 

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Sharing the knowledge: taking notes on open data from records managers and archivists - Archives Records 2014 Conf

Sharing the knowledge: taking notes on open data from records managers and archivists - Archives Records 2014 Conf | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

by Alisha Green

"More than 2,300 records managers and archivists from around the world gathered in Washington, DC, last week to talk about public records and managing the massive amount of new information being created by technology. Discussions at the conference made it clear that the open data community can benefit from connecting with and learning from people in the records management and archival communities. We share many of the same challenges and goals with determining how governments can best share information and preserve access to it.

Last week's conference, Archives*Records 2014: Ensuring Access, was a joint meeting of the Council of State Archivists, Society of American Archivists, and National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators. Topics discussed ranged from copyright law to appraising records for determining what to keep permanently, but some of the conversations most relevant to those interested in open data centered around electronic records and metadata."

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Taking this from the notes as well: "There is much to be learned from starting a dialogue between the open data, records management and archival communities. Both open data and the records management communities face similar challenges. We are increasingly sharing our knowledge and resources online, and now it's time to align ourselves as groups with key roles to play in the goal of ensuring access to and preservation of records."

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IFLA Library - online digital repository, also with the latest #wlic2013 papers

IFLA Library - online digital repository, also with the latest #wlic2013 papers | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

The IFLA Library pulls together IFLA's digital resources in a convenient single online location for ease of accessibility, search and browsing. It has been launched in summer 2013 with the IFLA World Library and Information Congress papers, and will continue to grow with the addition of existing and new resources.


Read more: http://www.ifla.org/about


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Libraries and Makers Resources, by Mara Siegel

by Mara Siegel

"A document collecting resources on libraries and makers, including books, guides, websites, and links to the ALA TechSource Webinar Series."


This work is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License

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List of books, guides, magazines, websites, etc. 

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68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and the blogger for OEDb’s iLibrarian, as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker, developed this list of 68 essential resources about eBooks in libraries.  Ellyssa has organized the list into several broad categories including:  general, devices, blogs, purchasing, creating, and more.

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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

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"The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used, through its three main elements:

 

1. A portal that delivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be in America. 

2. A platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage. 

3. An advocate for a strong public option in the twenty-first century."

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The Digital Public Library of America - a free resource!

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16 Resources for Librarians Preparing for the Mayan Apocalypse, by Ellyssa Kroski

16 Resources for Librarians Preparing for the Mayan Apocalypse, by Ellyssa Kroski | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Librarians are prepared for anything. Why? Because we do our background research and have plenty of resources to consult for any given event. So, why should the Mayan Apocalypse be any different?
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Valuable to librarians who want to pass on the information:

The information, the resources and the apps! 

 

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

>A great list of resources for all levels of librarians.

 

"Here's a megalist for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians. It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there! Please feel free to add your suggestions!"


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iLibrarian » 21 Useful Cloud Computing Resources for Librarians

iLibrarian » 21 Useful Cloud Computing Resources for Librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Cloud applications, platforms, and services are being embraced by libraries and librarians around the world. If you’re just getting started or want to learn more about this increasingly popular trend in computing, here is a collection of 21 articles, blog posts, and conference presentations to get you started"

 

 

 

 

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