In light of the recent conversation regarding evaluating information and fake news, teacher librarians should be considered an asset to schools.
Threshold Concepts Conference showcases inspiring research papers on the theme of "Thresholds on the Edge."
The proposed Globalization and Information interdisciplinary course will examine issues of globalization within the context of an information society.
Information professionals must plan strategically for the changing technological landscape.
We have explored the foundations of socio-technological change and what the library as learning laboratory looks like. Just as the availability of new ways of learning are possible, so have libraries begun to use networked capabilities to change their approach to satisfying the learning needs of the people in their communities. The library profession has also made strides in describing and typifying the learning needs of those they serve. Information literacy skills have long been taught by librarians across diverse settings in various institutions. Recent years have brought other designations to describe the impact of technology on such skills, such as transliteracy, metaliteracy, and digital literacies. Jenkins (2009) utilized the term trans-media navigation as a descriptor for the new skills required for the new media landscape, including moving through multiple channels of media to learn about current and past events or experience stories.
Threshold Concepts Conference at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia will include paper on redesigning course on advanced searching.
As we explore new literacies, it is interesting to look back and see what changes and milestones have led us to the current landscape.
The Hyperlinked Library model is a response to the socio-technological changes outlined above. One major facet of this model is an emphasis on the library as a facilitator of discovery, exploration, and play as a way to learn about the world. These learning events and experiences can be both in the physical space and the virtual. Jenkins (2006) defined “play” as “the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving” (p.4), and argued that play is one of the most valued skills for the changing landscape of education. “Today’s networked technology,” according to Thomas and Brown (2009, p.2), “is more than just a conduit to communicate information; it is a platform to share and network imaginations. Technology, like never before has become a tool to build worlds.”
Web archiving, in a nutshell, it is the process of harvesting data on the World Wide Web. It is complicated and full of challenges, as my students can attest.
Dr. Chris Hagar brought international attention to the concept of library involvement in disaster risk reduction.