“Defining the iField for the 21st Century: Research Questions”
School of Library & Information Studies
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
When: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Web Simulcast: To view a live broadcast on the Internet, go to http://cci.fsu.edu/PlayVideo . A link for the [...]
A Teacher’s Guide To Web 2.0 at School
View more documents from Sacha Chua. VIA Hey Jude [...]
I have a new post up at ALA TechSource:
Since I started teaching at Dominican, I’ve been requiring students to blog, aggregate RSS, explore Facebook, try out Twitter, and engage in many other Web 2.0 interactions. Recently, I heard from a former student, [...]
Great food for thought from Clive Thompson at Wired, where he examines a recent study on student writing:
“I think we’re in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven’t seen since Greek civilization,” she says. For Lunsford, technology isn’t killing our ability to write. It’s reviving it—and pushing our literacy [...]
If librarians are ultimately responsible for marketing librarians and library services, then the schools that prepare future librarians must offer the necessary training. Right? Well, not really. Carol Tenopir of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Information Sciences, stated that library schools tend to emphasize the skills and knowledge that [...]
From the ALA Marginalia Blog, Jenny Levine writes:
Just a quick note to say how happy we are about the response to ALA Connect. We’ve received many positive emails, tweets, and more about the site, but even better – folks are checking it out and using it. This can be difficult to see, as many working [...]
50. Today, the org chart is hyperlinked, not hierarchical. Respect for hands-on knowledge wins over respect for abstract authority.
Today, bloggers from all over the world are responding to the 95 points of the Cluetrain Manifesto, which is ten years old: “Cluetrainplus10 is a project to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the manifesto. On [...]
Each semester in LIS768 we take an hour and talk about Second Life and log in to see what it’s like. This is the first semester that we have actually chatted with a Reference Librarian and I was very happy the class got to participate. The librarian spoke with the class [...]
So from the history of the internet to this refocussing on learning – a great interview from Michael Wesch about harnessing collective intelligence rather than teaching content. He is an advocate of ‘anti-teaching’, seeking too inspire with god questions. Google becomes a tool for testing possibilities. Social media is also about learning possibilities. [...]
I’m adding this article by Stephen Abram to my LIS701 syllabus.
Abram offers various scenarios for the future of reference services, including this one:
Status Quo: A Recipe for Fossilization
This is the disaster scenario — at least for our profession. Suppose we don’t evolve fast enough. Most of us know the story of [...]