Don’t miss this new blog from American Libraries & Jason Griffey: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/perpetualbeta (Hey – is there a feed for this blog available? Am I missing it?) Jason writes: This space will be a place where you will be able to find the very edge of new technologies, as well as tips and tricks about how you can do interesting things with existing technologies. I’m going to try and introduce technologies that libraries and librarians should be paying attention to, and at the same time give you tips and tricks to make better use of the technologies that you may already […]
http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology_and_learning/in_praise_of_grade_inflation Joshua Kim writes: But many of our classes are moving towards an active learning approach where students are required to create something new. A better understanding of how we learn, catalyzed by technologies that bring multimedia authoring and sharing to a range of technical skill levels, have combined to transition our students from knowledge consumers to knowledge creators. This transition is occurring earlier than in the past, where previous cohorts needed to wait until graduate school to become part of the scholarly conversation. Today, with blogs, wikis, rapid authoring, Slideshare, and YouTube – all of our students (even in […]
I’m reading two books this week, originally uploaded by scampion. Steve Campion writes: One is a 3.5 pound, 1070 page novel, the other is a slim 1/4 inch digital eBook. One will inflict wrist injury if I held it one-handed for too long. The other is lighter than a National Geographic magazine. One needs a bookmark. The other could BE a bookmark. I’ve never had such an enormous contrast in my reading stack.
The Librarian in Black writes: I’m pleased to announce that my first book, Technology Training in Libraries, is set to be released in March of this year! This book has been a labor of love for the last year. In it, I walk you through setting up a technology training program in your library, including basic technology training (both online and face-to-face) and general tech training principles and tips. I also address creating and training to a set of “technology skills” expectations for staff members. The bulk of the book walks you through the steps for setting up specific types […]
Wireless Printing Sign, originally uploaded by Michael Casey.
Working in a university library, as with any type of library, means a dedicated service focus which supports the goals and directions of the parent company or institution. While each individual university will have their own priorities and strategic directions, there are some themes that seem to resonate across the board. One such area is the recognition of the need for universities to internationalise. Internationalisation benefits a university’s staff, students, research, and institutional profile and competitiveness, to just skim the surface of its influences. I work at Flinders University in South Australia, which has established a number of ways to […]
Social Media, Libraries, and Web 2.0: How American Libraries are Using New Tools for Public Relations and to Attract new Users – Second Survey November 2009 View more documents from Curtis Rogers.