LIS 694-Session3-Blended Librarianship & Microblogging
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LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship
Fall 2012
Dr. Diane Nahl
Library and Information Science Program
University of Hawaii

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  • 1. Blended Librarianship Microblogging LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Dr. Diane Nahl Library and Information Science Program University of Hawaii LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 1
  • 2. DefinitionA blended librarian seamlessly combines 21stcentury skills, instructional research and design,and technological skills into their existing libraryprogram. Through these skills, the librarian isable to make more and better connections withfaculty, students, and patrons.McDonald, Carrie A. 2011. The Library Transformed Into a Learning Commons:A Look at the Library of the Future. LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 2
  • 3. 21st Century Skills1. Analytical and creative thinking and problem solving.2. Complex oral and written communication.3. Leadership and teamwork.4. Digital and quantitative literacy.5. Global perspective.6. Adaptability, initiative and risk-taking.7. Integrity and ethical decision-making.http://futureschools.ning.com LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 3
  • 4. Design Thinking Approach• Empathic thinking• Identifying the problem before the solution• Brainstorming process• Prototyping process• Formative and summative evaluationStephen Bell & John Shank. 2008. Intentional Design: How Blended LibrariansUse Design Thinking to Enhance Library Services LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 4
  • 5. Blended Librarians• Tech-intensive reference and instruction librarians are concerned with books, emerging technologies, e-learning, instructional design and web design, usability, blogging, library trend spotting, digital media, open access, innovation, social web tools, participatory librarianship, networked learners, online learning, etc.• Often embedded in CMS/LMS• http://blendedlibrarian.org/ LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 5
  • 6. Job Description• Instructional Technologist/Blended Librarianhttp://www.bc.seflin.org/index.cfm?f useaction=job.view&jobID=3715 University of South Florida, 2012 LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 6
  • 7. Multi-Disciplinary Boundary-Spanning Roles• The Instructional Technologist/Blended Librarian combines the traditional skill set of a reference/instruction librarian with the hardware/software skills of an instructional technologist and an instructional designer to successfully apply technology appropriately to enhance the teaching- learning process.• Responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of library instruction tutorials, video, and other media to enhance student learning of library research skills and knowledge of collections and services. LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 7
  • 8. Responsibilities• Contributing to the library’s instruction mission through online teaching and support.• Creating, developing, and implementing online learning objects to include but not limited to interactive tutorials, webcasts, videos, primarily using open-source technologies.• Assessing the impact in collaboration with teaching librarians and Library Webmaster. LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 8
  • 9. Responsibilities• Acting liaison with USF IT, academic faculty, and University College staff to create and coordinate deployment of new instructional technologies to distance education students.• Contribution to the profession and its literature through publications and presentations and participation in professional organizations is a requirement of this faculty position. LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 9
  • 10. Skill Sets• Familiarity with a wide range of instructional technologies (e.g., Camtasia, Jing, Adobe, etc.) and online pedagogical practices.• Show evidence of creativity, initiative, flexibility, and possess an understanding of how students engage with online learning and the use of library resources and services. LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 10
  • 11. Instructional Focus in Minimum Qualifications• Experience in developing learning objects, instructional videos and tools, and online tutorials in an academic environment.• Experience in classroom or online teaching.• Familiarity with learning management systems and the ability to integrate instructional technologies in courses with a library component. LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 11
  • 12. Instructional MQs• Experience with emerging technologies applicable to online pedagogical practices.• An understanding of instructional design theories, methodologies, and best practices, including interactive teaching methods. LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 12
  • 13. General MQs• Demonstrated project management skills• Ability to work well independently, as well as in a collaborative team environment.• Evidence of the ability to participate in professional organizations, engage in research and publish as required for promotion. LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 13
  • 14. Preferred Qualifications• An undergraduate or advanced degree in instructional design/technology.• Online course development experience.• Experience in the assessment of technologies applicable to online pedagogical practices.• Experience working in an academic setting. LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 14
  • 15. Blended Activity• In small groups discuss the MQs, PQs and Responsibilities for this position 1. For which do you have some preparation? 2. How would you get prepared for those not in your repertoire? 3. Which are particularly interesting to you? 4. Which are problematic for some reason? 5. Do you find the position attractive? Would you consider applying for a position like this? 6. Which MQs and DQs will become standard in librarian positions in the future? LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 15
  • 16. Microblogging theTwitterverse, OnlineInformation Ground LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 16
  • 17. Overview & Tools• Definition: the posting of very short entries or updates to a platform designed for brief communications – 140 character limit on Twitter• Popular tools: – Twitter: https://twitter.com – Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 17
  • 18. Uses: Hashtags• Archiving• Conferences, classes, keywords, and libraries – #kidlitcon – #LIS694VL2012 – #Library – @UHMLibrary• Current Event Info – #Issac – #MichelleObama LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 18
  • 19. Uses: Lists• Lists – TechSource Writers: https://twitter.com/#!/ALA_TechSource /techsource-writers – Create ad-hoc lists for groups LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 19
  • 20. Twitter Activity• Set up an account - Follow classmates and others you know, including librarians - Examine your account settings and options • Under the Head icon (user), go through each page and make any changes • Check @Connect for Interactions and Mentions • Check #Discover Tailored Suggestions, check Trends & Change to see other trends • Check Activity to see what those you Follow have been doing • Check Who To Follow for suggestions based on your profile • Check Browse Categories: Will your account be Professional &/or Personal? LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 20
  • 21. Twitter Activity• If you have an account – Review your list of people, organizations, and hashtags you follow, remove some if you want and add new ones• Everyone Tweet something about your experience using this hashtag #lis694VL2012 LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 21
  • 22. Resources & Related Tools• Resources – EDUCAUSE 7 Things You Should Know About Microblogging: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7051.pdf – LSE Twitter Guide for Academics: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/news/archives /2011/10/twitter_guide.aspx• Tools – TweetDeck (Social Media Dashboards) – Screenr: http://www.screenr.com – Twitpic: http://twitpic.com LIS 694 Virtual Librarianship Fall 2012 Nahl 22