Monthly Archives: February 2011

28 posts

Congrats to Char Booth Char Booth shares via her blog an upcoming move to a new position at the Claremont Colleges: My love of organizational complexity and campus dynamics contributed to my decision to join the Claremont Colleges, which is a rare Oxford-style arrangement of small private institutions. Each maintains its own distinct personality, and what I have heard described as a “fiercely independent” academic/social culture. I imagine that this will make my combined job of coordinating instruction, outreach, and assessment approximately seven times more challenging (and seven times more interesting) than normal, not to mention upping the learning curve ante of a […]

ILI2011: Navigating the New Normal – Strategies for Success Call for Speakers

Internet Librarian International – Call for Speakers Deadline: 8 April 2011 Navigating the New Normal – Strategies for Success We are now in a time best characterised as the “New Normal”. The new normal isn’t just about austere budgets or doing more with less – it’s also about new technologies. The new normal is having library patrons, users, customers and clients who know as much or more about technology than we do. It’s about partnerships and transparency, about new ways to develop and disseminate knowledge, about the increasing importance of communication skills, about opening up access to information, data, and […]

See You in Phoenix!

I can’t help but think about a few days in Arizona while the temp falls outside here in Indiana. I’ll be presenting a workshop in March: Taming Technolust: Technology Planning in a Hyperlinked World Thursday, March 3, 2011 9:00 am – 3:15 pm Carnegie Library Main Floor How do we effectively plan in this shiny new world of emerging tech, when anyone in your library can create a library blog at a free hosting site, develop an online presence at sites such as Flickr or Facebook for the library, or launch the institution’s own social network with a few mouse […]

Upcoming Presentations Spring 2011

February 4, 2011: Staff Institute, Ela Area Public Library, Lake Zurich, Illinois. March 3, 2011: “Taming Technolust: Technology Planning in a Hyperlinked World,” Phoenix, Arizona March 18, 2011: Library Innovation Conference, Western New York Library Resources Council, Buffalo, New York. March 28 & 29, 2011: Turkish Library Week Presentations, Istanbul, Turkey. May 2-4, 2011: New Jersey Library Association Conference, President’s Program & Trends & Tech Presentation, Long Branch, New Jersey. May 12, 2011: Keynote,  Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library Association, Montreal, Québec. May 17, 2011: “Heretical Thoughts about LIS Education,” The Future of the Academic Library Symposium, Hamilton, Ontario.

Emerging Roles in 21st Century Learning Support (Updated)

Download the full poster here: ELI_Poster_acad15_v5 Michael Stephens, Gail Matthews-DeNatale, and David Wedaman recently conducted a proof-of-concept research project on perspectives of higher education academic support staff. We’ll present a poster on the topic at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. in mid-February, 2011.  A brief overview and the fifteen emergent key themes are posted here; you can also see a more detailed overview document. The “Academic 15:” Emerging Roles in 21st-Century Learning Support I. Overview We interviewed 24 library and I.T. professionals serving in positions that directly supported teachers, learners, and researchers, to understand their perspectives on curricular change and […]