I am excited to be speaking at the Public Library Conference in Indianapolis. See you there!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
04:15 PM – 05:15 PM
Hyperlinked Learning Experiences at Public Libraries: MOOCs & Beyond
This presentation will explore emerging models of connected, open learning—offered for free— with great potential for staff and the public. Can we support students of all kinds in Massive Open Online Courses? What’s the potential for professional development and lifelong learning when courses can gather the best of the best in a field and offer experiences and exploration anywhere? This session will explore new ideas and thinking about learning at the library.
Note: any #hyperlibMOOC participants attending, please say hello. I have name tag ribbons and Stickygrams for you.
Thanks to everyone at Cook Memorial Public Library District. I spoke at the library’s staff development day yesterday. I enjoyed talking with the staff and board members about planning, emerging technologies and “learning everywhere.”
Emerging Roles: Key Insights from Librarians in a Massive Open Online Course
Michael Stephens, Ph.D. & Kyle M. L. Jones, MLIS
San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science
From the cutting edge of innovations in online education comes the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), a potentially disruptive and transformational mechanism for large-scale learning. What’s the role of librarians in a MOOC? What can librarians learn from participating in a large-scale professional development opportunity delivered in an open environment to illuminate their own practice? This paper explores the experiences and perceptions of librarians/information professionals participating in an LIS-centered MOOC taught by the authors. We will share insights gained from active participants in the course as they encounter this emerging landscape.
In September 2013, the San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS) launched its first massive open online course (MOOC), the Hyperlinked Library MOOC (#hyperlibMOOC). The Hyperlinked Library course centers on key theories and concepts that merge trends in participatory culture with library and information environments. At its core, the Hyperlinked Library encourages transparent, participatory, and user-centered information services that employ emerging technologies to increase open, collaborative information experiences.
#hyperlibMOOC was adapted from an existing online graduate course of the same name created by SJSU SLIS Assistant Professor Michael Stephens, an author of this paper. The course had been previously only offered to SJSU students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program. The #hyperlibMOOC was not for credit and was intended to serve as a professional development opportunity for librarians, library staff, and professionals who work in libraries, archives, and other types of information environments.
Information Today invites you to submit your presentation ideas for this year’s Internet Librarian International – THE innovation and technology conference that attracts hundreds of global library and information professionals each year.
Taking place in London on 20 – 22 October 2014, we’re seeking practical case studies, How-Tos and discussions in a variety of new formats – see below – that promote the exchange of knowledge and experience, and demonstrate how you are using transformative new ideas and services to make a positive impact on your organisation. The full Call for Speakers is available here.
How are services evolving? What changes can we make to ensure our communities thrive? Which new technologies and business models are the most appropriate now, and where should we focus our attentions next?
As always, we welcome contributions from all types of libraries – public, academic, government, national or commercial – as well as those working outside a ‘traditional’ library setting.
This year’s Call for Speakers has four main categories:
Transforming library and information services and roles
We’re looking for a range of presentation formats, including:
30-minute scene-setting themed papers
15-minute case study presentations
The submissions deadline is 11 April 2014, but don’t delay your submission until then. Now’s the time to share your expertise, and be a part of this influential and forward-thinking event -Submit today.
Sponsored by the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium
As LIS programs become more entrepreneurial, reaching more diverse groups of learners, LIS educators are challenged to design their courses for diverse communities. There are many possible dimensions of diversity—different learner work contexts with different value structures (e.g., library vs. business), different cultural contexts when courses have a global reach, differences in learner demographics (age, gender, ethnicity), and differences in technology use outside of class, including social media. How does online course design take into account this diversity? This panel of experienced online educators will provide examples of how they have worked to address diverse communities of learners in their course designs and encourage interaction with members of the audience.
Moderator: Nicole Cooke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Lilia Pavlovsky, Rutgers University; Michael Stephens, San Jose State University; and Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University
Thanks to everyone who made this trip to New Zealand for the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Conference so wonderful and magical. From the Powhiri that opened the conference at the Turangawaewae Marae to the beautiful M?ori songs that filled the ballroom after the keynotes, this experience touched my heart. The fact I got to meet so many #hyperlibMOOC students as well made these past few days all the better! My talk was sponsored by the Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Information Management – Thanks!
From #hyperlibMOOC student Cath Sheard. Cath writes: “This is a lightning presentation I first gave at the LIANZA 2013 conference in Hamilton. It looks at why we should be prepared to show our emotions at work, especially when leading a team of staff.”
Please click through the slides. They are Cath’s original artwork.
People, Libraries & Technology – A Weblog by Michael Stephens