Run don’t walk to check out this very important, very insightful report from Char Booth. I’ve been luck enough to share a few meals with Char and her take on the academic library student technology experience is well-grounded, innovative and, frankly, brilliant.
I’m lousy with anticipation, so I am extremely relieved to write that [...]
Just some things of note:
Library of Congress embraces YouTube, iTunes: “Our broad strategy is to ‘fish where the fish are,’ and to use the sites that give our content added value — in the case of iTunes, ubiquity, portability, etc.,” Raymond said in an e-mail.
Pupils to Study Twitter and Blogs: Children to leave [...]
David Silver writes:
this semester, twitter is the main mode of communication used by my students and me. twitter has replaced at least three classroom technologies, and has streamlined our outside-the-classroom conversations and collaborations.
twitter has replaced the class listserv. for years, i’ve used a listserv (alternatively called a mailing list or discussion list) to extend [...]
File under keeping up with your students’ technology use. Brian Mathews reports on investigating how his library could better support the technology needs of students:
I am not talking about IT support, although that is offered by people in our building, but rather about the types of software, gadgets, accessories, tools, furniture, or supplies that [...]
Kathryn Greenhill reports on Liz Wilkinson, University of Auckland, presenting at the LIANZA 2008 conference:
I was very impressed with an information literacy package she had helped to design. Te Punga uses online graphic novels and simulations to introduce students to the library catalogue.
I was even more impressed with her philosophy behind the design – and I [...]
Tips to Make a University Student Blogging Program Successful
You Can Never Have Enough Feedback
The final step to a successful student blogging program is to constantly pursue feedback. Successful bloggers utilize user feedback to improve their writing and focus on topics that their readers would be interested in. Ask prospective students, current [...]
I was following a thread by Phil Bradley about Facebook and bosses and found this:
Charlie says this:
As an IT professional I believe it would be a short-sighted and risky to allow employees or contractors to even possibly exchange corporate/business information through an unaccountable service such as facebook.
For the following reasons:
The Dean of Rosary College of Arts & Sciences just shared this journalism project with me:
Nice! I discovered programs, insights and more that I didn’t even know about. Glad to see some more Dominican blogging going on!
I love the idea of this kind of facilty available to faculty via the library:
Faculty Technology Lab
The Faculty Technology Lab is located in Room 108 of the Library, behind the Reference Desk on the main floor. It is intended to support the academic endeavors of the faculty by providing access to [...]
Skype Stations at Simmons GSLIS, originally uploaded by mstephens7.