This post from Ben Lainhart inspires me to do everything I can to make online LIS learning and engaging: (emphasis mine)
One of the worst things about being an online MLIS student is the lack of meaningful interaction with professors and students. Let’s face it, Blackboard is still stuck back in 2001. Ideas do not [...]
My new column is up at Library Journal:
If you are on the fence about emerging technologies, take a look at the new Horizon Report (www.nmc.org/horizon). The 2011 report not only pre sents technologies to watch but offers a road map for planning and an ongoing dialog about change in education, learning, and libraries. Supported [...]
What’s the coolest emerging tech librarian title you’ve seen lately? “Geospatial Librarian” is rather HOT – what are some others? I’m working on a little project today, need some insights…
Don’t miss the new Horizon Report!
Since 2002 the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiatives have released the yearly Horizon Report, which “introduces six emerging technologies or practices that are likely to enter mainstream use within three adoption horizons over the next five years” in the realm of learning and inquiry.
The last [...]
I’m enjoying the writing at this blog:
From the About page:
The Web is our Campus.
This is an invitation to participate in the redefinitions of library school using the web as a collaborative space outside of any specific university or organization. Imagine standards and foundations of the profession that we will create, decided [...]
My new “Office Hours” column is up at LJ. It’s about challenges:
Slackers not wanted At a recent focus group for a research project for the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiatives conference, a small group of librarians and library IT support staff shared their insights about the changing educational landscape. They all agreed that the requirements [...]
I’ve received some wonderful and challenging emails offering feedback about my column in “Office Hours” in Library Journal.
A few folks keyed in to the statement I made in the first column:
If the online world is not for you, then neither may be a career in librarianship. The most prevalent LIS jobs in the [...]
Job description: http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/njslajobs/2009/12/geospatial-librarian-new-york.html
In collaboration with others, develops scaleable tools for delivering NYPL’s digital collections to the public using web mapping discovery technologies and advises on best practices for metadata schema Collaborates with Library Sites and Services staff and engages with users and [...]
I shared this with my Participatory Service & Emerging Technologies class. Skokie PL librarian Mick Jacobsen finds himself in the new reality: developing Web sites as part of his work but without the title or duties of web developer noted in his job description. It makes me wonder – are the [...]
My new column explores some recent studies about students, faculty and librarians.
Ultimately, the authors of the report make a series of recommendations, including a few that librarians must heed.
“We believe library instruction could benefit from some serious rethinking and re-examination. We recommend modifying sessions (in-class and reference encounters) so they emphasize…framing a [...]