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River Forest, IL – Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) has appointed Dr. Ken Haycock as the Follett Chair in Library and Information Science. Haycock is the recipient of the American Library Association’s 2010 Beta Phi Mu Award, presented annually for distinguished service to education in […]

Press Release: Dominican University appoints Ken Haycock as Follett Chair


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A very striking example of what online education can be for some. I’m currently teaching a class this summer and am trying to do as much as I can to increase my visibility/presence. The good folks at SJSU University SLIS shared this video with me – I’m on their Technology […]

The Online Student Experience



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Over the past three months I have gained invaluable experience from my practicum at the Skokie Public Library. Interacting with patrons is one of my favorite facets of librarianship and the patrons at the Skokie Public Library are phenomenal. I was inspired with the overwhelming professionalism and excellence displayed by […]

Practicum Report: Skokie Public Library – a TTW Guest Post ...


A brief post based on my notes for a short speech this week at Dominican GSLIS New Student Orientation and some reflection on the 55 students who graduated from our program last Saturday: Ranganathan said “the Library is a growing organism.” That evolution continues and you all are starting your […]

Welcome to Library School & Congrats New Grads



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In January of this year, I began an Independent Study under the guidance of Michael Stephens. On February 14, 2010, I posted that: “The purpose of this study is to create readers’ advisory tools that utilize Web 2.0 technology.” During the past four months I have spent time: reviewing literature […]

Independent Study Project: The Book Advisor – A TTW Guest ...


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This post was written by Kasia Grabowska for last semester’s LIS 768: Library 2.0 & Networking Technologies class. Kasia has allowed me to repost it here. After doing brand monitoring research for the past few weeks, looking closely at Skokie Public Library (and not so closely at several other libraries), I decided to […]

Social Media Best Practices for Libraries: A TTW Guest Post



http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology_and_learning/online_education_and_blogging Joshua Kim writes: The best preparation I received for blogging was teaching online. One of the most important elements for running a successful online course involves presence. The instructor must be “present” in the course discussion boards and blogs. Teaching online gave me tons of practice in writing rapid, […]

Online Education & Blogging




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Links from my Dominican “Technology Bytes” session tomorrow: Finding My Tribe at EDUCAUSE LI WordPress as a Learning Management System – Move Over, Blackboard Slides: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/TechnologyBytesSessionStephens.pdf Links from ALA Techsource Post: Born Digital: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/BornDigital/196238 ELI2010 Presentations: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/Browse/ELI2010/37186 Gardener Campbell’s Blog: http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/ Google Moderator: http://moderator.appspot.com/ Michael’s Hyperlinked Campus:http://www.educause.edu/Resources/CreativeCollaborationandImmers/196260 Twitter Symbiosis: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/TwitterSymbiosisALibrarianaHas/196234

Utilizing Emerging Tools to Extend the Classroom


Don’t miss this interview with the Kyle Jones all about the WordPressMU/BuddyPress sites he’s developing for my classes at http://wpmu.org/wordpress-as-a-learning-management-system-move-over-blackboard/ Q: What are the pros and cons of using BuddyPress in an educational / classroom environment? A: No other LMS that I’m aware provides such a human touch on learning. […]

WordPress as a Learning Management System – Move Over, Blackboard