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For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity

For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

A lot of the discussion about massive open online courses (MOOCs) has revolved around students and professors. What role can academic librarians play in the phenomenon, and what extra responsibilities do MOOCs create for them?

 

Some of the many jobs librarians could be called on to do in support of MOOCs: library personnel might need to negotiate with publishers over course materials, help make fair-use decisions, track down public-domain images, provide digital production services, set up teaching spaces and equipment, and/or provide TAs with extra support, especially when the lead professor is also very busy with on-campus courses.

 

Working on MOOCs can be a great way to heighten instructors’ awareness about open access and the licensing of course materials. Jennifer Dorner, the the head of instruction and user services at the University of California at Berkeley says: “This is a real opportunity to educate faculty about the need for owning the rights to their content and making it accessible to other people; this is a really good place for us to educate them about open source and push them in that direction.”

 

Read more here: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/for-libraries-moocs-bring-uncertainty-and-opportunity/43111


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A day in the life of a librarian - The Daily Cougar

A day in the life of a librarian - The Daily Cougar | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

A day in the life of a librarian The Daily Cougar “I think you'll hear people say, 'With the Web, why do we need libraries or why do we need librarians,' and I actually think you need us more. Kerry Creelman, the Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach, is one of a team of 17 people working in liaison services, the front line of student outreach and education. Creelman is dedicated to finding ways to better serve students and improve grades and, in turn, student success


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:19 AM
Who do we still need librarians?
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A Library Where the Hush Is Over Its Very Existence - New York Times (blog)

A Library Where the Hush Is Over Its Very Existence - New York Times (blog) | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it
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A Library Where the Hush Is Over Its Very Existence
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The most popular request from the public is to research old land and property decisions by the city's Board of Estimate, which ceased to exist in 1990.
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5 Technology Skills Every Blended Librarian Needs to Know

5 Technology Skills Every Blended Librarian Needs to Know | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

Being a blended librarian means having a combination of traditional library skills, instructional design skills, and pedagogical knowledge of educational technology. It also means developing some strong technology skills to support that ‘blendedness.’

 

In developing technology skills that are useful for blended librarianship, here are 5 particular skills essential to the profession: http://designerlibrarian.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/5-technology-skills-every-blended-librarian-needs-to-know/


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Publishing frontiers: The library reboot

Publishing frontiers: The library reboot | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it
As scientific publishing moves to embrace open data, libraries and researchers are trying to keep up.
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Journalistic Mindmap Helps Curate Context Around a Story: Mattermap

Journalistic Mindmap Helps Curate Context Around a Story: Mattermap | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

 

 


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David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s comment, September 29, 2013 3:14 PM
Excellent ;-)
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 26, 11:20 AM

¡Mapas mentales en acción!

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Uso de mapas mentales en la curación de contenidos.

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5 Ways Librarians Can Repurpose Their Job Experiences

5 Ways Librarians Can Repurpose Their Job Experiences | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

Here are 5 tips on how librarians can repurpose their job experiences: blogging, creating a workshop, publishing an article, making an online presentation, and speaking at a library conference.

 

Details here: http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2013/5-easy-ways-librarians-can-repurpose-their-job-experiences/

 


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Learning Technologies: 5 Great Sources of Creative Commons Images

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10 of the Coolest Librarians Alive – Flavorwire

10 of the Coolest Librarians Alive – Flavorwire | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

Face it: most librarians are probably cooler than you. After all, their job is to wrangle books, attract readers, and then get the two together — one of our own favorite activities. Though for many years, the librarian stereotype was a severe old lady who couldn’t stand excessive noise, the mold has changed (to the extent that even the New York Times has noticed). Now, many librarians are punk-rock agents of social change, complete with tattoos, tech savvy, and new ideas to get books to the people. After the jump, meet just a few of the very coolest librarians alive — and since we know there are hundreds out there, add your favorite book lender (or yourself) in the comments.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 28, 2013 5:22 AM

Cool librarians! Inspiring!

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How To Become a 21st Century Librarian

How To Become a 21st Century Librarian | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

Before deciding if librarianship is right for you, make sure you understand what today’s librarians do all day. If you want quiet and lots of time to read, think again. Today’s libraries are full of collegial, and sometimes even downright noisy, collaboration, creation, and community activities, and are as much about technology as print on paper.

 

Modern librarians need to be comfortable and conversant with technology, be willing and able to speak in public, and possess people skills and a commitment to lifelong learning, as the profession and the expertise necessary for success are constantly changing.

 

More here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/03/careers/how-to-become-a-21st-century-librarian/


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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, March 22, 2013 12:11 PM

A great eye-opener,,,!

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, March 23, 2013 4:00 AM

cybraians, virtual libraries, knowledge centres -  commitment to lifelong learning & support

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For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity

For Libraries, MOOCs Bring Uncertainty and Opportunity | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

A lot of the discussion about massive open online courses (MOOCs) has revolved around students and professors. What role can academic librarians play in the phenomenon, and what extra responsibilities do MOOCs create for them?

 

Some of the many jobs librarians could be called on to do in support of MOOCs: library personnel might need to negotiate with publishers over course materials, help make fair-use decisions, track down public-domain images, provide digital production services, set up teaching spaces and equipment, and/or provide TAs with extra support, especially when the lead professor is also very busy with on-campus courses.

 

Working on MOOCs can be a great way to heighten instructors’ awareness about open access and the licensing of course materials. Jennifer Dorner, the the head of instruction and user services at the University of California at Berkeley says: “This is a real opportunity to educate faculty about the need for owning the rights to their content and making it accessible to other people; this is a really good place for us to educate them about open source and push them in that direction.”

 

Read more here: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/for-libraries-moocs-bring-uncertainty-and-opportunity/43111


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An Essential Skill for All Librarians

An Essential Skill for All Librarians | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

"If I can't beat the gurus, sherpas, and assorted sages, I'm going to join them. Today I'm going to tell you, fellow librarians, the most basic, core skill that all of you need, more important than coding, cataloging, database searching, or anything else. It’s a subject barely taught in library schools, and yet mastery of it will do more for your career than just about anything actually taught there. What is librarianship really about? It’s about communication. And where there’s communication, you need rhetoric. ...

 

"Think about all the communication that goes on in libraries every day: phone calls, meetings, emails, IMs, negotiations, reference questions, performance reviews, grant proposals, instruction sessions, research guides, cover letters, job interviews; every one of these interactions is about communication with an audience for a purpose and could benefit from improved rhetorical skill and knowledge of rhetorical theory and techniques.

 

"Before you learn whatever new thing you’re planning to learn, learn rhetoric first. Then practice it for a few years. You’ll thank me later."

 

More here: http://blogs.princeton.edu/librarian/2013/03/essential-skill-all-librarians/


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GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, April 1, 2013 5:59 AM

Ackn. -" . . .  It’s a subject barely taught in library schools, and yet mastery of it will do more for your career than just about anything actually taught there. What is librarianship really about? It’s about  communication"

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I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic

I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

Social today means so much more than sending a tweet or posting to Facebook. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. In this complex, dynamic and demanding environment, librarians are extending themselves and empowering library users. In recognition of this, Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter and Joe Murphy, Librarian & Technology Analyst/Trend Spotter, offer up a visual portrait of The Social Librarian, and invite you to download and post, share on your social streams, and discuss with your library stakeholders.


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The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. Download this amazing infographic now.
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6 Ways to Get Reviewers to Believe in Your Proposal - Sumac

6 Ways to Get Reviewers to Believe in Your Proposal - Sumac | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it
If you want to write a winning grant proposal, you have to convince reviewers that your project is worth funding. It’s not enough to say it’s a worthy project – You have to show it. Here are 6 things you should do.

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As a manager, how can I support our library staff who use social media on our behalf? | From the floor

"What kind of support should I be asking for from management?" and "How can I support our staff?"

1. Give them your trust - Wholeheartedly.

2. Give them dedicated time

3. Get out of their way


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 18, 2013 4:49 AM

Managing social media in the library! Good tips!

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5 Technology Skills Every Blended Librarian Needs to Know

5 Technology Skills Every Blended Librarian Needs to Know | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

Being a blended librarian means having a combination of traditional library skills, instructional design skills, and pedagogical knowledge of educational technology. It also means developing some strong technology skills to support that ‘blendedness.’

 

In developing technology skills that are useful for blended librarianship, here are 5 particular skills essential to the profession: http://designerlibrarian.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/5-technology-skills-every-blended-librarian-needs-to-know/


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Making libraries more accessible to people with special needs ...

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We've made libraries more accessible to able-bodied people–so it seems fitting that there is more of a push nowadays to make libraries accessible to individuals with special needs. I saw the announcement for this webinar on ...
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Learning Technologies: How do learning technologists use their smartphones for work?

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Teaching artists technology in the library | Library as Incubator Project

Teaching artists technology in the library | Library as Incubator Project | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

In addition to serving as places of inspiration and a venue for artists to showcase their creative work, libraries can also offer artists opportunities for professional development. In the creative community, professional development might mean workshops on website creation, business management, social media, and more.

 

Read more on how libraries may serve as incubators here: http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/?p=8804


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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

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Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.

 


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These are excellent web tools to encourae inquiry based learning!  I am using almost half of the tools mentioned. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 30, 2013 7:13 PM

Tools that support social media, resourcing for lessons and lesson planning tools.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 30, 2013 8:24 PM

Take some time to explore the 21C fluency project site - several fluencies are identified including information fluency, media fluency.

Anne McLean's comment, March 31, 2013 10:04 PM
Teacher Librariàns and the school library should be at the forefront of innovative teaching and learning.
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Five authors talk about their love of school libraries

In this video, five authors share their fond memories of school libraries

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Musings about librarianship: 4 ways to bring users to your library resources from Wikipedia

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Q: How to Connect Critical Thinking, Research, and Information Literacy?

Q: How to Connect Critical Thinking, Research, and Information Literacy? | What makes a Librarian? | Scoop.it

The value of what might be called “fan literacies” to the teaching of skills and concepts related to a range of curricular content, including (so far) writing fiction, the Hero’s Journey, and digital literacy/netiquette.


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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:19 PM

Como relacionar Pensamento Crítico, Pesquisa e Literacia da Informação?