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Information Literacy meets
  Web 2.0 : good news for
   Business Librarians?

           28 June 2007

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Information Literacy meets Web 2.0 : good
news for Business Librarians?

   Information Literacy and the educational back...
Higher Education
Technological change
                               Information Literacy
    Competition
           Popul...
Information Literacy


 Information literacy is knowing when and
 why you need information, where to find
 it, and how to ...
SCONUL Seven Pillars framework
SCONUL 7 Pillars
   Recognising need for information
   Distinguishing sources and access
   Constructing search strate...
Our buildings and services say “I am to be admired, not used!”




                                  We have to let them c...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lausanne/350038095 photo by
                                  laurego



“The librarian as
  ...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/77773883@N00/260560027/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/77773883@N00/260560027
How do we react?

    Teach Google and Google Scholar as
     legitimate sources where appropriate
    Watch and recomme...
But there’s more……
   Web 2.0


                                                     /
       http://www.flickr.com/photo...
What is Web 2.0 ?
RSS feeds
                    Wikis
     Blogs
                             Mashups
 Podcasting        T...
What has Web 2.0 to do with Business?




http://www.flickr.com/photos/bac_clin/494357973
   “Markets are conversations”
   Business needs to listen and
    use these communications
   Therefore blog
   Gener...
“Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy. The Net will
  wear away institutions that have forgotten
  how to sound human and how to e...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jozjozjoz/296464409
Blogs
   Personal distraction
   Archives of advice
   Collective wisdom
   Changing community
    dynamics
RSS
   S creenshot of RSS in plain English
Wikipedia
Social networks and MySpace
Social bookmarking
Tagging and Folksonomies
Flickr
                 /




http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/12241420
YouTube
Mashup
   A website or web application which uses content from more
    than one source to create a completely new service
Instant messaging
   Communication using text in real-time
    between two persons e.g. via web
Custom search
This is an opportunity…
   Let’s join in and engage the Net generation
    where they are
   Web 2.0 makes it easier for...
New understandings

 What it means for us

     New skills



New ways of working




       FUN!




                    ...
Five Weeks
to a Social Library




http://www.flickr.com/photos/
   ibrarianmer/332015283/



  Meredith Farkas
Library Instruction Wiki

Library 2.0 in 15 Minutes a Day
Why is this important for engaging
 Business students?
How will our Information Literacy
 teaching be affected?
Teaching in the Age of the
Amateurs
   More awareness of how information is
    created
   Better screen literacy and a ...
Blogs
     The “blogosphere” is               Need to teach best sources for
      becoming like a global              s...
Blogs
   Blogs help writing skills, encourage community and
    reflection, and aid deep learning
   Can be used in our ...
RSS
   RSS feeds allow researchers to
    subscribe to regular content from news
    services and relevant content from
 ...
Wikis
   Use Wikipedia as a             Wikis encourage group
    legitimate starting point       work and peer review
 ...
Podcasts
   Teach ways of searching      Use to deliver tours, or
    for podcasts e.g.Yahoo        specific information...
Del.icio.us
Del.icio.us as a research tool
 helps students to organise what they find
  and bookmark easily, accessible
 ...
Tagging
   Tagging as part of critical thinking, making
    links which involve evaluation, categorising,
    and formula...
LibraryThing
   LibraryThing could encourage reading
    and sharing of favourites




           http://www.flickr.com/p...
YouTube
   Create our own YouTube and iTunes videos
    for promotional programmes and tutorials
   Use YouTube material...
Instant messaging




                    www.flickr.com/photos/89485689@N00/453313290
Flickr
   Flickr for storage of our photos
    and for presentations
Second Life
Remember
“Information literacy increasingly should not be
   considered a given….the information literacy skills of
   new...
The Web 2.0 challenge to Information
Literacy
   The needs of the Google         We must
    generation, reinforced by th...
   We can play a key role in creating
    information literate citizens
   We are ideally placed to investigate and use
...
And finally
 It’s a world of perpetual beta so let’s
 experiment! Using these tools we need only
 be constrained by our im...
   Web 2.0 cartoons from blaugh.com
   Photos from flickr and Microsoft Clip Art
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  1. 1. Information Literacy meets Web 2.0 : good news for Business Librarians? 28 June 2007 Peter Godwin University of Bedfordshire
  2. 2. / http://www.flickr.com/photos/plentyofants/203275559
  3. 3. Information Literacy meets Web 2.0 : good news for Business Librarians?  Information Literacy and the educational background  Web generation  What is Web 2.0 anyway?  Business and Web 2.0  What it means for us  Good news for Business Librarians?
  4. 4. Higher Education Technological change Information Literacy Competition Population change Student expectations Learning & teaching methods Funding Web generation Lifelong learning Innovation Branding
  5. 5. Information Literacy Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. CILIP definition, 2004
  6. 6. SCONUL Seven Pillars framework
  7. 7. SCONUL 7 Pillars  Recognising need for information  Distinguishing sources and access  Constructing search strategies  Locating and accessing  Comparing & evaluating  Organising, applying and communicating  Synthesising and adding new knowledge
  8. 8. Our buildings and services say “I am to be admired, not used!” We have to let them carve out their own information landscapes http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazzami/285902415/
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lausanne/350038095 photo by laurego “The librarian as information priest is as dead as Elvis.” (George M.Needham at ALA Conference 25/6/07)
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/77773883@N00/260560027/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/77773883@N00/260560027
  11. 11. How do we react?  Teach Google and Google Scholar as legitimate sources where appropriate  Watch and recommend Google Print as a source of full text  Find the ideal metasearch engine…..  Become Information Gurus and recommend other search engines as alternatives
  12. 12. But there’s more……  Web 2.0 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmmonica/110355252
  13. 13. What is Web 2.0 ? RSS feeds Wikis Blogs Mashups Podcasting Tagging Vodcasting flickr del.icio.us MySpace YouTube Instant messaging http://www.flickr.com/photos/bleu_celt/164076288/
  14. 14. What has Web 2.0 to do with Business? http://www.flickr.com/photos/bac_clin/494357973
  15. 15.  “Markets are conversations”  Business needs to listen and use these communications  Therefore blog  General Motors use them and say it gives direct line of communication with buyers  “If you want to lead, blog” Jonathan Schwartz COO/President of Sun Microsystems, Harvard Business Review Nov 2005
  16. 16. “Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy. The Net will wear away institutions that have forgotten how to sound human and how to engage in conversation” (Pew Internet & American Life Project 2006) http://www.flickr.com/photos/bleu_celt/164076288
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jozjozjoz/296464409
  18. 18. Blogs  Personal distraction  Archives of advice  Collective wisdom  Changing community dynamics
  19. 19. RSS  S creenshot of RSS in plain English
  20. 20. Wikipedia
  21. 21. Social networks and MySpace
  22. 22. Social bookmarking
  23. 23. Tagging and Folksonomies
  24. 24. Flickr  / http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/12241420
  25. 25. YouTube
  26. 26. Mashup  A website or web application which uses content from more than one source to create a completely new service
  27. 27. Instant messaging  Communication using text in real-time between two persons e.g. via web
  28. 28. Custom search
  29. 29. This is an opportunity…  Let’s join in and engage the Net generation where they are  Web 2.0 makes it easier for us to make our sites and materials more visual and attractive  We can foster deep and active learning methods and peer-based learning
  30. 30. New understandings What it means for us New skills New ways of working FUN! http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrtea/425939573/
  31. 31. Five Weeks to a Social Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/ ibrarianmer/332015283/ Meredith Farkas
  32. 32. Library Instruction Wiki Library 2.0 in 15 Minutes a Day
  33. 33. Why is this important for engaging Business students? How will our Information Literacy teaching be affected?
  34. 34. Teaching in the Age of the Amateurs  More awareness of how information is created  Better screen literacy and a sense of context  Doing search strategies and keywords in an ocean of information  Be a detective, always sceptical and able to think critically, evaluating, reflecting and synthesising  Using material ethically
  35. 35. Blogs  The “blogosphere” is  Need to teach best sources for becoming like a global searching blogs brain and is a vital part of e.g.Google Blog Search online culture  Blogs are current and a valid information source to  Need to teach how to evaluate get views and insights a blog about a subject e.g. Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators Critical Evaluation Surveys & Resources
  36. 36. Blogs  Blogs help writing skills, encourage community and reflection, and aid deep learning  Can be used in our teaching and could collect student content into the teacher’s aggregator  Blogger or Blackboard?
  37. 37. RSS  RSS feeds allow researchers to subscribe to regular content from news services and relevant content from databases
  38. 38. Wikis  Use Wikipedia as a  Wikis encourage group legitimate starting point work and peer review measured against other  Which software to use - reference sources, Moodle, PBWiki, or understanding its Blackboard? strengths and weaknesses
  39. 39. Podcasts  Teach ways of searching  Use to deliver tours, or for podcasts e.g.Yahoo specific information, http://podcasts.yahoo.com/  Can use iTunes, which allows users to jump around chapters  Useful for academics and librarians who have wonderful voices!  Allows students to time-shift  Can be used in a car, while jogging….anywhere
  40. 40. Del.icio.us Del.icio.us as a research tool  helps students to organise what they find and bookmark easily, accessible anywhere…  assists referencing  encourages them to tag, which is central to the linking of ideas, and aids sharing of resources.
  41. 41. Tagging  Tagging as part of critical thinking, making links which involve evaluation, categorising, and formulating keywords.  Assisting an understanding of subject headings and summarising a topic  Tagging of catalogue items. E.g. University of Pennsylvania PennTags
  42. 42. LibraryThing  LibraryThing could encourage reading and sharing of favourites http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/224114383/
  43. 43. YouTube  Create our own YouTube and iTunes videos for promotional programmes and tutorials  Use YouTube material in our teaching to trigger discussion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFAWR6hzZek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne_WXP7lUWM
  44. 44. Instant messaging www.flickr.com/photos/89485689@N00/453313290
  45. 45. Flickr  Flickr for storage of our photos and for presentations
  46. 46. Second Life
  47. 47. Remember “Information literacy increasingly should not be considered a given….the information literacy skills of new students are not improving as the post-1993 Internet boomlet enters college….in a sea of user- created content, collaborative work, and instant access to information of varying quality, the skills of critical thinking, research, and evaluation are increasingly required to make sense of the world” Horizon report, 2007
  48. 48. The Web 2.0 challenge to Information Literacy  The needs of the Google We must generation, reinforced by the  Spend more time teaching developing Web 2.0 how information is created information environment, are and communicated. increasing the importance of  Help to develop a sense of Information Literacy. context.  Encourage scepticism and  We should trial Web 2.0 ability to evaluate. tools to help us to connect  Guide toward assimilation, with this generation. deep thinking, reflection.  Remember the software can  Ethical use of material. be like a free kitten!
  49. 49.  We can play a key role in creating information literate citizens  We are ideally placed to investigate and use Web 2.0 tools to encourage reflective learning  We have a whole new set of tools to enliven our delivery! Canlosa flickr
  50. 50. And finally It’s a world of perpetual beta so let’s experiment! Using these tools we need only be constrained by our imagination to engage our users as never before!
  51. 51.  Web 2.0 cartoons from blaugh.com  Photos from flickr and Microsoft Clip Art

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