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LiBGuides (Updated)

I’m having a great time with my new class this semester. LIS768: Library 2.0 and Social Networking Technologies is an overview of Web 2.0 tools and L2 thinking. I’m using the works of Michael Buckland, Howard Rheingold, Jesse Shera and others to frame what participatory service might mean for libraries in today. Another part of the course focuses on hands on practice and exploration. AND the coolest thing is I am learning with the students. Just a couple of weeks ago, LIS768’er Mick Jacobsen shared his work with LibGuides at Northeastern Illinois University. Check it out: This might be […]

What’s in a Name?: Demonstrating Value Through the ACRL Framework by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

The Information Literacy Framework from ACRL presents a nationally recognized set of skills that can be used to demonstrate the value of individual academic libraries and groups of libraries that want to benchmark learning. This is true for all types of libraries including community colleges. The representatives from regional accrediting agencies who reviewed the Framework recognized and supported this use for the Framework. Those who claim that the Framework does not fill a role similar to the rescinded Information Literacy Standards misrepresent or misremember how the Standards were used. The Framework follows current thinking for learning models that do not […]

#hyperlibMOOC: Thanks Distance Library Services Conference!

Greetings from Denver! I’m here to present this paper from our #hyperlibMOOC research: Stephens, M. & Jones, K. M. L.  (2014, April). “Emerging Roles: Key Insights from Librarians in a Massive Open Online Course” proceedings of 16th Distance Library Services Conference, Denver, April 2014. The slides are here: Other Resources: Lessons from #hyperlibMOOC: A Genius Idea?: Learning Everywhere: Learning to Learn: Infinite Learning: #hyperlibMOOC Research:

#hyperlibMOOC: Emerging Roles: Key Insights from Librarians in a Massive Open Online Course

Very excited about presenting this paper in Denver at the 16th Distance Library Services Conference   Emerging Roles: Key Insights from Librarians in a Massive Open Online Course Michael Stephens, Ph.D. & Kyle M. L. Jones, MLIS San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science Abstract From the cutting edge of innovations in online education comes the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), a potentially disruptive and transformational mechanism for large-scale learning. What’s the role of librarians in a MOOC? What can librarians learn from participating in a large-scale professional development opportunity delivered in an open environment to illuminate their own practice? […]

Upcoming Presentations: Winter & Spring 2014

January 21, 2014:  Designing Online Courses for Diverse Communities of Learners, Sponsored by the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium. Moderator: Nicole Cooke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Presenters: Lilia Pavlovsky, Rutgers University; Michael Stephens, San Jose State University; and Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania. January 22, 2014: MOOCs as LIS Professional Development Platforms: Evaluating and Refining SJSU’s First Not-for-Credit MOOC, with Kyle Jones. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania. January 23, 2014: New Landscapes: Exploring MOOCs as LIS and Professional Development Spaces, with Kyle Jones, Joanne de Groot, Jennifer Branch. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania. January 23, 2014: Participatory and Transformative Engagement in Libraries and Museums: Exploring and Expanding the […]

Learning Everywhere: Morville on “Architects of Learning”

Peter Morville writes: In fact, the LMS is ground zero for the future of the academic library. If these libraries hope to remain relevant, they must provide information and services at the point of need. Embedding librarians and LibGuides is a good start, but what’s most critical is an embeddable search widget. Students must have a quick, easy way to search the literature that’s relevant to their subject. So far, libraries have failed to meet this challenge. Discovery tools such as Summon and EDS come close, but coverage is spotty, and they lack support for local customization. Getting this right is not just important for libraries. A universal […]

Being at the Point of Need

One of the most important, if not most important, aspects of screencasting (yes, it is another screencasting post, I swear I have other interests see the Summer Reading series at LISNews) has nothing to do with designing or producing, but where it is placed. Screencasts, to be most useful, have to be at a point of need. Placing screencasts, chat widgets (thanks David Lee King), or other tutorial at the point of need seems so self-evident (a priori) that I don’t believe I need to make any arguments for it. More important are some of the techniques, hypothetical and production, […]

What’s Up at Franklin Park Public Library

I’m always happy to hear from former students. I just got a nice email from Mick Jacobsen. TTW readers may remember him from his info about LibGuides. He’s moved on to some cool stuff: Our first gaming event is taking place later today (spearheaded by me).  We have a Wii and PS2 for DDR.  So far nearly 50 kids of signed up, luckily we also have lots of board games so no riots.  We will have an adult gaming event in the near future and I am working with the senior centers to bring the Wii to them. The website […]