Daily Archives: September 21, 2011

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Updated Class for Spring 2012: The Hyperlinked Library: Emerging Trends, Emerging Tech

The Hyperlinked Library: Emerging Trends, Emerging Tech Based on the Library 2.0 participatory service philosophy and enhanced by the writings of Buckland, Lankes et al, Weinberger and more, this class explores the Hyperlinked Library model and answers these questions: What emerging trends are changing library services? What does a connected world of continuous computing mean for 21st Century libraries? This class provides a roadmap toward becoming the Hyperlinked Library – transparent, participatory, playful, user-centered and human – while still grounded in our foundations and values. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to: Utilize models of user-centered service […]

New Class for Spring 2012: Transformative Learning and Technology Literacies

This is the new class I’m designing for spring 2012 at SJSU SLIS: Transformative Learning and Technology Literacies All information professionals will most probably be called upon to create or present some form of instruction within the scope of their jobs. Within information environments, this class explores models such as Mezirow?s concept of transformative learning and the Learning 2.0/23 Things program as well as developing concepts such as transliteracy. Coursework answers thesequestions: How can we promote transformative learning via technology? What are exemplary practices for library staff and user learning programs? What emergent technologies are enhancing the way we learn? How can Personal Learning […]

Office Hours Extra: “…reliable data about current library programs…”

Do not miss this post at In the Library with a Lead Pipe: http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2011/is-the-united-states-training-too-many-librarians-or-too-few-part-1/ Is the United States Training Too Many Librarians or Too Few? (Part 1) Some questions from the essay: Should library schools admit fewer students? Is the admissions process sufficiently selective? Are library school curricula and graduation requirements too similar or too distinct? Are they providing their students with the skills they need in order to get hired and do useful work? Should there be licensing exams for librarians? What data would we need to collect in order to come up with useful answers to these questions? […]