Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library: Crafting New Directions for Learning and New Roles for Librarians

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Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library: Crafting New Directions for Learning and New Roles for Librarians

  1. 1. presented by Buffy J. Hamilton BCTLA, August 2014 Original photograph by Buffy J. Hamilton
  2. 2. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/dukeyearlook/2108418237/sizes/o/
  3. 3. A set of resources designed to help patrons fully research and explore a topic May include traditional and emerging forms of authoritative information sources Dynamic and organic
  4. 4. Lists Minimal Context, Informational, Consumption Oriented Learning Tool Contextualized by Research Models, Learner Mental Models, Meaning Making w/ Information Sinkinson, C., Alexander, S., Hicks, A., & Kahn, M. (2012). Guiding Design: Exposing Librarian and Student Mental Models of Research Guides. Portal: Libraries & The Academy, 12(1), 63-84.
  5. 5. http://letgotolearn.com/2014/02/24/libguides-and-student-choice/
  6. 6. Image used with permission under a Creative Common License from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/2297933452/sizes/l/
  7. 7. Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  8. 8. Laura B. Cohen Web Support Librarian (Retired), University at Albany, SUNY Source: http://liblogs.albany.edu/library20/
  9. 9. what is authority? who decides what counts as authority? who are the experts? Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  10. 10. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/202872717/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  11. 11. a focus on knowing how and when a particular information source is the right fit for an information seeking task and context Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  12. 12. Source: “The-3-Click-Dilemma: Are library databases nearing the tipping point of obsolescence?” August 20, 2013 http://bit.ly/14YCadM CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangeacid/420493902/sizes/l/ Brian Mathews Associate Dean for Learning and Outreach, Virginia Tech
  13. 13. See http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/librarians-as- instructional-designers-strategies-for-engaging-conversations-for-learning/
  14. 14. Pedagogical Partner Backwards Design Assessment Scaffold Engineer Learner Points of Need/ Coaching See http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/librarians-as-instructional-designers-strategies-for-engaging-conversations-for-learning/ and http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/theubiquitouslibrarian/2013/08/21/database-vs-database-vs-web-scale-discovery-service-further-thoughts-on-search- failure-or-more-clicks-than-necessary/
  15. 15. CC image via http://goo.gl/C7zHC
  16. 16. blogs tweets videos podcasts wikis web forums social citation/ bibliography social bookmarking curation images and graphics rss mobile apps content creation tools learner created content
  17. 17. Dr. Henry Jenkins CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/waynel78/4421809468/sizes/l/ Source: http://henryjenkins.org/2010/02/learning_in_a_participatory_cu.html
  18. 18. scaffolding CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/soundman1024/294614122/sizes/l/
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. Source: http://teachweb2.blogspot.com/2010/01/personal- learning-environments-student.html
  21. 21. CC image via http://bit.ly/r8oa8n
  22. 22. CC image via https://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5258248735/sizes/l
  23. 23. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcwathieu/2979581445/sizes/l/
  24. 24. •learning objectives •standards •learning activities •learner needs •forms of assessment Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  25. 25. cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncripps/3156373103/sizes/o/
  26. 26. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtv/290546350/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  27. 27. the Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  28. 28. Reflection Action CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/fazilfuad/2759295927/sizes/l/
  29. 29. Build Assess Learn Mathews, Brian. "CHANGE NEEDS A BRAND: Don't Fear Labels, Leverage Them." Web log post. The Ubiquitous Librarian. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 Apr. 2013. Web. 02 May 2013. <http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/theubiquitouslibrarian/2013/04/25/change-needs-a- brand-dont-fear-labels-leverage-them/>.
  30. 30. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephaniekac/3550747547/sizes/l/
  31. 31. Most websites and online publications now provide a menu of specific RSS feeds for free
  32. 32. RSS feed for a tag stream in Diigo
  33. 33. RSS feed for a group RSS stream in Diigo or embed a widget for the group
  34. 34. Source: http://www.journalism.org/2013/10/24/the-role-of- news-on-facebook/
  35. 35. Source: http://www.journalism.org/2013/10/24/the-facebook- news-experience-infographic/
  36. 36. http://storify.com/efilgo/librarian-jazz
  37. 37. Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. Cost: Free vs. Paid Technical Support In-House Expertise Needed to Support the Platform Ease of Replicating Content Types of Embed Code Supported
  40. 40. 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?
  41. 41. Subjects Plus (open source) Library a la Carte (open source) LibData (open source)
  42. 42. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbracco/3546224180/
  43. 43. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/sushicam/4776634231/in/faves- 10557450@N04/
  44. 44. •Mental Models Research Informing Design •User Experience •Responsive Design •Participatory Technologies for Co- Created Content CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/sushicam/4776634231/in/faves-10557450@N04/; see research Sinkinson, C., Alexander, S., Hicks, A., & Kahn, M. (2012). Guiding Design: Exposing Librarian and Student Mental Models of Research Guides. Portal: Libraries & The Academy, 12(1), 63-84.
  45. 45. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/zhou_mengjie/6523964087/sizes/l/
  46. 46. Q&A Q&A CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/sizes/l/in/photostream/
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