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

Tame the Web - 1 hour 15 min ago
Stephens, M., & Jones, K. M. L. (2015). Emerging roles: Key insights from librarians in a massive open online course. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, 9(1-2), 133–147. doi: 10.1080/1533290X.2014.946353 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? This paper explores the experiences and perceptions of librarians/information professionals participating in an LIS-centered MOOC taught by the authors. We will share insights gained from active participants in the course as they encounter this emerging landscape.

Background:

In September 2013, the San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS) launched its first massive open online course (MOOC), the Hyperlinked Library MOOC (#hyperlibMOOC). The Hyperlinked Library course centers on key theories and concepts that merge trends in participatory culture with library and information environments. At its core, the Hyperlinked Library encourages transparent, participatory, and user-centered information services that employ emerging technologies to increase open, collaborative information experiences.

#hyperlibMOOC was adapted from an existing online graduate course of the same name created by SJSU SLIS Assistant Professor Michael Stephens, an author of this paper. The course had been previously only offered to SJSU students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program. The #hyperlibMOOC was not for credit and was intended to serve as a professional development opportunity for librarians, library staff, and professionals who work in libraries, archives, and other types of information environments.

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A Second Collaborative Technology

LITA Blog - Fri, 2015-04-17 09:00

In September, I wrote a post about new collaborative technology from Crestron. We installed AirMedia in our library, and we are now looking at AirTame as a possible next generation version of collaborative technology.

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It works on all mobile devices. AirMedia does this too, but the tablet features have been less than ideal.  Airtame was able to raise more money than expected and is currently working to scale its production.

My university is also considering how collaborative technologies can be used in the classroom. This type of technology will allow for enhanced group work, enhanced presentations, and the instructor being able to move around the classroom to work with different students instead of being tied to the front of the classroom.

As technology continues to move toward mobile and wearable, the ability to show a group what is on a small screen will become more important in both education and the business world.

How is your library using collaborative technology?

How can libraries support new communication methods using collaborative technology?

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Sheffield Hallam University is the latest academic library to Adopt Ex Libris Alma and Primo

Library Technology Reports - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:51
(April 17, 2015). Ex Libris announced that Sheffield Hallam University, one of the largest teaching universities in the UK, has chosen the Alma next-generation unified resource management solution and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Providing a fully integrated cloud-based platform, Alma and Primo will replace the Library's previous Innovative Millennium and ProQuest Summon systems.
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The dream lover : a novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:51

    ISBN: 9780812993158
    Author: Berg, Elizabeth


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The children's crusade : a novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:51

    ISBN: 9781476710471
    Author: Packer, Ann, 1959-


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Emma : a modern retelling /

New At the Library - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:51

    ISBN: 9780804197960
    Author: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-


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Inside the O'Briens : a novel /

New At the Library - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:51

    ISBN: 9781476717838
    Author: Genova, Lisa


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The Second Annual Azriel Morag Award for Innovation is Open for Nominations

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2015-04-16 20:49
(April 16, 2015). Ex Libris announced that the 2015 Azriel Morag award for innovation is now open, and nominations from Ex Libris customers are invited. The late Azriel Morag, founder and first CEO of Ex Libris, believed in experimentation, daring, and the power of individuals to make a difference. This award will carry on his legacy. The Azriel Morag award for innovation is presented to a librarian who demonstrates exceptional innovation and initiative during the two years leading up to the date of nomination. The winner's accomplishments and the institution that the winner is associated with will be publicized globally.
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LibLime to Exhibit at Computers in Libraries

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:49
(April 16, 2015). LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be holding a Technology Luncheon and Listening Session at the upcoming Computers in Libraries scheduled for April 27-29 in Washington, D.C. LibLime will be exhibiting in Booth 414.
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CARL.Connect expands to the Los Angeles Public Library and the Metropolitan Library System

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:49
(April 15, 2015). The Library Corporation has announced that the Los Angeles Public Library and the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City have purchased CARL.Connect, TLC's newest integrated library systems product. These libraries will join the Monroe County Library System in New York and the Contra Costa County Library in California, who have implemented CARL.Connect for providing a flexible, platform independent solution to their staff functions.
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Technology and Youth Services Programs

LITA Blog - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:52

Technology and Youth Services Programs: Early Literacy Apps and More

Tuesday May 20, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central Time
Register now for this webinar

A brand new LITA Webinar on youth and technology.

In this digital age it has become increasingly important for libraries to infuse technology into their programs and services. Youth services librarians are faced with many technology routes to consider and app options to evaluate and explore. Join Claire Moore from the Darien Public Library to discuss innovative and effective ways the library can create opportunities for children, parents and caregivers to explore new technologies.

Claire Moore

Is the Head of Children’s Services at Darien Library in Connecticut. She is a member of ALSC’s School Age Programs and Services Committee and the Digital Content Task Force. Claire earned her Masters in Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute in New York. Claire currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4269 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org.

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CABI and PlumX Partner in Pilot Program

Library Technology Reports - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:49
(April 13, 2015). Scientists at CABI will be able to gauge the impact of their agricultural and environmental research in several unique ways by partnering with PlumX from Plum™ Analytics, an EBSCO company. As part of a six-month pilot program, CABI is using PlumX metrics to measure the recent research of its authors and is showcasing their articles and books on CAB Direct, its scientific research portal. PlumX's Plum Print data visualization tool will provide clear feedback on how the articles and books were consumed, providing timely information on usage, citations, captures, mentions and social media output.
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What’s the big idea?! Incorporating Threshold Concepts Keynote (post by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson)

Tame the Web - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:14

Amy Hofer, Sylvia Lu, and Lori Townsend’s keynote at the 2015 Information Literacy Summit (Illinois). They discuss their research and thinking about information literacy threshold concepts, which underlie ACRL’s Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education. The IL Summit is a partnership between the Moraine Valley Community College Library and the DePaul University Libraries.

Description: When introduced to threshold concepts, librarians usually ask “How do I use them?” Yet this question hopscotches another: “Do I understand threshold concepts and how they relate to information literacy?” Threshold concepts are themselves a threshold concept. They are transformative, integrative, irreversible, bounded, troublesome, and – importantly – they take time to traverse. With ACRL’s shift toward more conceptual teaching in the new Framework for Information Literacy, our profession needs to take time to deeply understand what this kind of teaching and learning is all about. We’ll talk about the theory of threshold concepts and making incremental moves towards conceptual teaching and assessment, including how to incorporate the work that instruction librarians already do in this arena and why traditional bibliographic instruction still has a place in our teaching repertoire.

What’s the big idea?! Incorporating Threshold Concepts into Your Teaching Practice

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Troy A. Swanson is Department Chair and Teaching & Learning Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College. He is the co-editor of the recent book from ACRL, Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information. You can follow him on Twitter at @t_swanson.

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Child 44 [sound recording] /

New At the Library - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:49

    ISBN: 9781600245619
    Author: Smith, Tom Rob


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Building a Minecraft Community

Tame the Web - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:14

You won’t want to miss reading about this library’s innovative experiment with Minecraft to build a community of young users.

John Blyberg, assistant director for innovation and user experience at the Darien (CT) Library has turned his “public library into a gathering spot for friends new and old, and a place to decompress” simply by running a single server for Minecraft users.

To read more about Blyberg’s innovative way to build an “afterschool sanctuary” follow this link:

http://www.slj.com/2015/04/technology/my-public-library-minecraft-community/#_

 

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Wiley announces retirement of CEO Steve Smith; Board Elects Mark Allin as CEO

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:48
(April 15, 2015). John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, today announced that President and CEO Stephen M. Smith has declared his intention to retire due to previously-disclosed medical reasons, effective June 1, 2015. The Board has elected Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Allin as his successor.
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LearningExpress becomes Part of EBSCO Information Services

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:48
(April 15, 2015). EBSCO Information Services is adding more resources for students and adult learners with the acquisition of the education technology company LearningExpress. LearningExpress is an acclaimed provider of online platforms for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career-oriented digital content.
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Innovative Users Group (IUG) convenes 23rd Annual Conference in Minneapolis

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:48
(April 14, 2015). Innovative announced that IUG 2015, the 23rd annual Innovative Users Group Conference, has convened in Minneapolis, MN. Over 1,000 attendees, which include users of all the company's major technology platforms (Sierra Library Services Platform, Polaris ILS, Virtua, and Vital), will participate in over 180 program sessions presented by their colleagues and Innovative staff.
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Ingram's newest Global Connect Location makes it easier to distribute content to South Korea

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:48
(April 14, 2015). Ingram Content Group has expanded its print-on-demand (POD) and distribution reach to South Korea through a Global Connect alliance, offered through Ingram's Lightning Source Inc., with Korean Studies Information Co., Ltd. (KSI), one of the largest digital printing and publishing groups in the country.
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Springer and Altmetric to launch new platform for book impact at the London Book Fair: Bookmetrix

Library Technology Reports - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:48
(April 14, 2015). Springer announced that it is becoming the first publisher to offer title and chapter level metrics across all of their books via a new platform, Bookmetrix. Developed in partnership with metrics provider Altmetric, the data captured via Bookmetrix is displayed on the book pages on Springer's content platform SpringerLink and reports how often an individual book or chapter is mentioned, shared, reviewed or read online. Updated in real-time, the data is intended to provide an accurate representation of the current reach, usage, and broader impacts of each book or chapter for all authors, editors and readers.
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