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Lippincott’s Net Generation Students & Libraries Lippincott notes: Libraries could use part of their home page to highcell phones, send simple text-message queries to library catalogs or databases, or check library hours via text messaging. Such services might be particularly valuable for students who live off campus. How will we conceive and design these new services? Net Gen Info Services include: Use students on teams that design new services and environments Integrate services into course management systems Explore services for mobile devices Represent services and instruction visually and in multimedia modes Focus on partnership models Emphasize how to evaluate information resources Emphasize information policy issues […]

OSS & Schools

Take a look a report of Joyce Valenza’s piece about OSS and schools. Joyce and I are in school together. Her work for school libraries and internet skills blows me away! The terms open source and free software are associated with the same revolution. Folks who use the term free software use it philosophically to emphasize the importance of freedom from reliance on one vendor, freedom to see the source, freedom from complicated licensing, freedom from forced upgrades, freedom associated with greater software reliability, and the free support of the online community. A great dialogue is under way, with […]

3 Classes I Wish I Could Teach At My Library (But Can?t):

Aaron’s | Jessamyn |Rose Read Classes I Wish I Could Teach At My Library (But Can?t): Music for the Masses: This workshop will teach partipants how to mount their entire music collections for sharing on the Peer to Peer networks. Best practices, innovative tips and legal advice if you’re busted round out a dynamic two hours in the library training room. Requirements: 1 Terrabyte firewire Hard Drive and a $200 legal retainer fee. Camcorder Cinema 101: Join us for a field trip to a showing of Return of the Sith! We’ll provide a sheet of handy tips on making the […]

5 Implications for the Teaching/Training Librarian

I enjoyed Clifford Lynch’s reflection and pondering the future keynote this morning. He detailed the past 20 years for the Computers in Libraries Conference (back in the 80s known as Small Computers in Libraries) and hit on some of the big changes or events of those times. In the early 80s it was the advent of the electronic card catalog and libraries jumping in and doing conversions. Then, Lynch reported, librarians embraced the Internet and assumed the role of “teacher” from roughly 1992 – 1998. When he said that I remembered the glory days of our first public Internet classes […]

Marcia Bates on Information Science

We were assigned a wonderful article for SLIS 6000 by Marcia Bates called “Mining the Substrate of Information Science,” in which she discusses the underlying functions of the discipline. here are my thoughts, as posted to our class board: ?Currently,? Bates writes, ?the wheel is being reinvented everyday on the information superhighway? because of digital information and the leaps and bounds of IT. Bates states that IS folks have been bypassed and we have all the expertise. When you want something done right pertaining to information, get a librarian to do it! I appreciated that sentiment. When Bates mentions we […]

Art of Blogging VIA Blogs in Higher ED

Run don’t walk to: and check out Ken’s commentary and link to George Siemens’ presentation “The Art of Blogging” at I’m presenting Friday in Indianapolis at the Indiana Online Users Group Meeting and this is great stuff to think about and discuss! Some of Siemens’ key points: RSS will be bigger than blogging Not everyone is a blogger Everyone is a potential RSS subscriber Personal blogging and work may not always be wise OH yes!

Liz lawley on Teaching New Technologies

Nice post at Liz’s mamamusings:: I enjoy Liz’s stuff a lot. This one I particularly liked. As a fella who someday would like to teach, this bit was interesting: The future, I think, is to let go of the traditional approach of teaching how to do things in a specific language, and instead offer a more studio-like environment in which students are given access to resources and tools, and then work on developing a project. (We teach most of our classes in ?studio mode,? but in most cases they?re far from real studio approaches?they?re lectures with occasional hands-on exercises.) […]

Weblogs in Higher Education and the IUSB Librarians

Librarians are great! One of the real pleasures of talking about blogging is seeing what people start to invent for themselves with the tools, rather than assuming that the tools are good for some handful of particular things. – Ken Smith I had lunch yesterday with IUSB Director Michelle Russo. We always have so much to discuss in the realm of librarianship and technology. She told me about a professor at IUSB who blogs and who presented a session for her staff on blogging. Ken Smith teaches in the English Department at IUSB and writes about blogs and higher […]