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Slides for my September 20, 2011 ALA TechSource webinar

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  • Creating Subject Guides for the 21st-Century Library
    presented by Buffy J. HamiltonALA TechSourceSeptember 20, 2011
  • What is your library environment?
    Group Poll
  • What is a subject guide?
  • Defining the Subject Guide
    A set of resources designed to help patrons fully research and explore a topic
    Before the web, print resources dominated a pathfinder
    Pathfinders are now dynamic and organic
  • Do you create subject guides for your library?
    Group Poll
  • part 1: a shifting information landscape and concepts of authority and implications for networked learners
  • Image used with permission under a Creative Common License from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/2297933452/sizes/l/
  • what is authority?who decides what counts as authority?
    who are the experts?
  • determining authority is now muddier
    cc licensed flickr photo by harold.lloyd (won't somebody think of the bokeh?): http://flickr.com/photos/safetylast/4068790874/
  • information sources are more diverse
  • today’s web is more participatory
  • knowing which information sources to trust, when to trust, and why to trust is increasingly complex
  • “we're on the cusp of profound changes in the scholarly process”
    ~laura cohen~
  • “We can no longer be content to train students to understand the difference between peer-reviewed journals and popular magazines, to appreciate the value of books, newspapers and reference sources, and to understand how to evaluate garden variety web sites.”
    Laura B. Cohen, Web Support Librarian, University at Albany, SUNY
    Source: http://liblogs.albany.edu/library20/
  • social scholarship
  • “The practice of scholarship in which the use of social tools is an integral part of the research and publishing process. Social scholars may blog, share bookmarks, data and other resources, participate in social networks, make their works-in-progress available for review, and deposit their publications in open access repositories.”
    Laura B. Cohen, Web Support Librarian, University at Albany, SUNY
    Greenhow, C. (2009). Social Scholarship: APPLYING SOCIAL NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES TO RESEARCH PRACTICES. Knowledge Quest, 37(4), 42-47. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
    Source: http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/2008/03/04/social-scholarship-in-the-humanities/
  • Group Poll
  • CC image via http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2011/09/16/social-media-is-everywhere-but-is-print-still-valuable/
  • “embrace the potentials and challenges of this [participatory] emerging culture not as a replacement for existing print practices but as an expansion of them”
    ~henry jenkins~
    Source: http://henryjenkins.org/2010/02/learning_in_a_participatory_cu.html
  • CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/202872717/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • a focus on knowing how and when a particularinformation source is the right fitfor an information seeking task
  • Credibility Changes With…
    Source cues
    Point of view
    Information seeking task/needs
    Timeliness
    Credentials of author(s)
    Transparency of peer review
    Source: Debbie Abilock, http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/6assess/digital_authority.pdf
  • how do we help learners negotiate this friction between traditional and new media?
    Joyce Valenza
  • what do students need for the journey oflearning and information fluency?
  • what navigation tools can librarians provide through subject guides to help students find their way in a vast sea of diverse information sources?
  • carefully constructedsubject guidescan help learners access quality information more efficiently
  • subject guides also scaffold learners’ efforts to construct personal learning networks and environments for organizing, managing, and publishing information and original content
  • http://teachweb2.blogspot.com/2010/01/personal-learning-environments-student.html
  • AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners
    1.2.2 Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.
    3.1 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.
    3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.
    4.1.6 Organize personal knowledge in a way that can be called upon easily.
    4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information.
  • subject guides can also help cultivate network and attention literacy while modeling information dashboards organization strategies/possibilities for learners
  • CC image via http://bit.ly/r8oa8n
  • subject guides can be a vital point of contact for collaboration and cultivating partnerships for learning
    CC image via http://goo.gl/C7zHC
  • Q&A
    Q&A
    CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • part 2: tools and strategies for cultivating the 21st century research guide
  • subject guide seeds
    learning objectives
    standards
    learning activities
    learner needs
    forms of assessment
  • cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncripps/3156373103/sizes/o/
    Step 1: Communicate and Collaborate
  • Step 2: Begin the design process and selection of resources
  • consider the full spectrum of resources
    databases
    web-based resources
    print books
    digital books
    rss feeds
    instructional materials
    assessment tools
    audio based resources
    human resources
    tutorials (video or written)
    standards for learning
    student work samples
    interviews or feedback from teachers, students
  • Step 3: Make adjustments if needed during the implementation of the project
  • Step 4: Reflection and action for future directions (praxis)
  • Step 5: Help Patrons Learn How To Construct Their Own Subject Guides
    (strategies for librarians as well as students in part 3 today)
  • unpacking web 2.0 tools for social scholarship, networked learning, and engagement
    Image used under Creative Common License with permission from http://www.flickr.com/photos/talekinker/2393380504/
  • Two primary tools for creating organic subject guide elements
    RSS feeds
    Embed code
  • RSS Feeds
    rss=real simple syndication, a web feed or stream format designed to deliver content
    CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/3541653049/sizes/o/
  • RSS Feeds
    Databases
    News sources
    Blogs
    Websites
    Online journals/magazine publications
    Photo streams
    Forums, Social Networks
  • RSS Feeds
  • RSS Feeds
  • RSS Feeds
  • RSS Feeds
  • RSS Feeds
  • RSS Feeds
  • RSS Feeds
  • RSS Feeds
    Most websites and online publications now provide a menu of specific RSS feeds for free
  • RSS Feeds
  • RSS Feeds
  • podcasts
  • podcasts
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=290783428
  • podcasts
  • podcasts
  • podcasts
  • YouTube/video sources
  • YouTube/video sources
  • YouTube/video sources
  • YouTube/video sources
  • YouTube/video sources
  • YouTube/video sources
  • YouTube/video sources
  • YouTube/video sources
  • social bookmarking
  • social bookmarking
  • social bookmarking
  • social bookmarking
  • social bookmarking
  • social bookmarking
    Source: http://twitter.com/#!/LIS_learns/status/115491285565054976
  • social bookmarking
  • social bookmarking
  • social bookmarking
  • blogs
  • Flickr/Images as Primary Sources
  • book widgets
  • book widgets
  • book widgets
  • book widgets
  • book widgets
  • book widgets
  • Twitter
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/3616155715/sizes/o
  • Twitter
  • social bibliography
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Database Widgets
  • Curation Tools Widgets
  • Curation Tools Widgets
  • Curation Tools Widgets
  • Embed Screenshots with Kwout
  • potpourri
    CC Image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/anna_debenham/4428704459/sizes/l/
  • Engage Learners with Polls
  • Engage Learners with Polls
  • Assessment with Google Forms
  • Embed instructional materials
  • Embed instructional materials
  • Embed instructional materials
  • Embed instructional materials
  • Embed instructional materials
  • Embed instructional materials
  • Embed instructional materials
  • Embed instructional materials
  • Connect to library social spaces for learning
  • Connect to library social spaces for learning
  • Connect to library social spaces for learning
  • Q&A
    Q&A
    CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • part 3: threads to weave together the fabric of contemporary subject guides
  • What platform/tool do you use to create your subject guides for your library?
    Group Poll
  • Platforms/Tools for Housing Subject Guides
    Library website created with traditional web authoring platforms
    Subscription or open source subject guide services
    Blogs
    Wikis
    Social Bookmarking Services
    Free Sources: Netvibes, Live Binders, Symbaloo, Scoop.it
  • Points of Consideration When Choosing a Subject Guide Platform
    Cost: Free vs. Paid
    Technical Support
    Ease of Replicating Content
    Types of Embed Code Supported
  • Points of Consideration When Choosing a Subject Guide Platform
    Ability for multiple users to manipulate the guides and/or tools for creating the guides
    Is content sharable within a community?
    Does the platform generate a mobile version or have an app?
    Is the guide searchable?
  • Open Source Subject Guide Applications
    Subjects Plus (open source)
    Library a la Carte (open source)
    LibData (open source)
  • Subjects Plus
  • Library à la Carte
  • LibData
  • Netvibes
  • netvibes
  • netvibes
  • Symbaloo
  • symbaloo
  • symbaloo
  • symbaloo
  • symbaloo
  • symbaloo
  • Scoop.it
  • scoop.it
  • scoop.it
  • scoop.it
  • LiveBinders
  • LiveBinders
  • LiveBinders
  • LiveBinders
  • LibGuides
  • LibGuides
  • LibGuides
  • LibGuides
  • LibGuides
  • Wikispaces
  • Wikispaces
  • Wikispaces
  • Wikispaces
  • Wikispaces
  • Wikispaces
  • conceptualize subject guides as a medium for inviting and sustaining conversations for learning
    CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcwathieu/2979581445/sizes/l/
  • “No risk, no art. No art, no
    reward.”
    Seth Godin
    CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/pure9/2606460947/sizes/o/
    Seth Godin, September 2010 http://bit.ly/9Vkh1K
  • CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/xjrlokix/5097846224/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • Q&A
    Q&A
    CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-oxymoron/5005673112/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
  • contact information
    buffy.hamilton@gmail.com
    http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com
    http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com
    @buffyjhamilton (Twitter)