no longer  black  or  white : the many colors of information and the possibilities of authority exploring the evaluation o...
 
what is  authority ? who decides what counts as  authority ? who are the  experts ?
traditional sources of information
print books Image used under  a CC license from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/9619972@N08/2636808004/sizes/l/
Image used under a CC license from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/sshb/4084475524/sizes/l/ print newspapers
Image used under a CC license from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacomexico/3246140257/sizes/l/ print magazines and journals
unlock virtual libraries via databases
Image Attribution : http://www.flickr.com/photos/carroca/2992818398/sizes/l/ why do  databases   matter?
Image Attribution:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/2167249773/sizes/l/ “ students who do not have access to this s...
“ unless we  teach  students about the enormous  value  of  these reference sources, ebooks, magazine, journal, and newspa...
“ they must be    prominent on our   online [research] pathfinders .  Our teachers should    consider the use  of  databas...
 
Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stijnvogels/411832706/sizes/l/ GALILEO stands for  G eorgiA  LI brary  LE ...
over 100  databases   indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals featuring 2000+ full text journal titles Im...
Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryingyouth/2456237/sizes/o/ access full text  encyclopedias   and  book c...
the future is now:  emerging  sources of authoritative information and social scholarship
the idea that authority is always crystal clear is slowly disappearing
cc licensed flickr photo by harold.lloyd (won't somebody think of the bokeh?):  http://flickr.com/photos/safetylast/406879...
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
Image Attribution:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/solidether/1084349065/sizes/o/ what place does the collective wisdom of t...
how do we strike a    balance   between new media resources and  traditional forms    of information?
Image Attribution:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/bksecretphoto/2227495313/ How do we help learners negotiate    this  fric...
emerging web 2.0 sources of credible information Image Attribution:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/66132721@N00/2784325465/...
wikis -=open software that encourages  collaboration     and knowledge building
 
 
podcast , an audio recording that can be downloaded to a computer or portable media play
iTunes podcasts and iTunesU
podcasts
 
Image Attribution:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/dav/104349246/sizes/l/ Social bookmarking for  tagging  and  organizing  ...
social bookmarking
 
diigo:  sticky notes/highlighting
YouTube features  educational  videos from    news outlets,  book publishers,    and other   reputable     organizations
youtube/video
youtube/video
youtube/video
blogs are a forum for  dialogue  on any    topic and invite conversation as well as the exchange of  ideas
blogs
blogs
Image used under a CC license from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/3616155715/sizes/o/   twitter:  140 charact...
twitter
twitter
flickr
 
 
more sophisticated and customized search tools:  google
 
 
 
 
 
social bibliography
 
 
so what does it all mean?
“ we can no longer be content to train students to understand the difference between peer-reviewed journals and popular ma...
“ we're on the  cusp  of  profound  changes in the scholarly process” ~laura cohen~
what counts as authority is  evolving  and    growing
embrace messy Cc licensed photo from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/54964342@N00/2034918814/
collaborate and consult with others
evaluate the  information , not the  container Image used under a CC license from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/grumbler/3...
assessing authority is more than a linear checklist
determining authority is a form of inquiry cc licensed flickr photo by Siebuhr:  http://flickr.com/photos/msiebuhr/9875726...
cc licensed photo from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncripps/3156373103/sizes/o/   cultivate conversations
question
Cc licensed photo from Pete Reed  http://www.flickr.com/photos/petereed/496392956/
“ look for credibility clues” joyce valenza
question and investigate authorship
assess timeliness and relevance
Image used under a CC license from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/jam343/1703693/sizes/l/ assess bias and perspectives
objectivity and truth are dependent on the lens of the observer
Image used under a CC license from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/yu-kubo/398714467/sizes/o/   “ triangulate information”  ...
reflect
 
focus on knowing  how  and    when a particular information source   is the right  fit for your research task
how can librarians help?
learners need  personal    learning networks  to    navigate webs of    knowledge
teachers  and  librarians  are the  travel guides  to help    students   find their way as they explore and develop    per...
what do students need for the journey of   learning  and  information fluency ?
roadmap:  the research pathfinder
Image Attribution:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/o/
pathfinders  guide  students to the resources needed for a    research task
carefully constructed   pathfinders   can help students access    quality  information    more    efficiently
your  media specialist , your travel guide for the information world, can help  plot a course  for research with a researc...
web 2.0 tools help  manage  the streams of  information   available
students can “pull” information   rather than “pushing” to find    information from the    pathfinder sources    via    in...
where  do    we want our students to go in their  journey    for information?
what  routes  to information do  we want them to travel?
teachers and    media specialists must work together to  help  students become  informationally  savvy
information fluent  students    won’t miss a turn or    get lost in their travels    for information
<ul><li>Cohen, Laura. “Information Literacy in the Age of Social Scholarship.”  Library 2.0:  An Academic’s Perspective . ...
presentation resources http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/evaluating-information   http://delicious.com/theunquietlibr...
contact information buffy.hamilton@cherokee.k12.ga.us  http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com   http://theunquietlibrari...
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Exploring the evaluation of information and authority as an act of inquiry.

Presented to classroom paraprofessionals and teachers for Day 3 of Information Literacy, Cherokee County School District, December 1, 2009

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    1. no longer black or white : the many colors of information and the possibilities of authority exploring the evaluation of information and authority as an act of inquiry presented by buffy hamilton, school library media specialist | december 1, 2009 cc licensed flickr photo by Olivander: http://flickr.com/photos/olivander/280763240/
    2.  
    3. what is authority ? who decides what counts as authority ? who are the experts ?
    4. traditional sources of information
    5. print books Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/9619972@N08/2636808004/sizes/l/
    6. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sshb/4084475524/sizes/l/ print newspapers
    7. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacomexico/3246140257/sizes/l/ print magazines and journals
    8. unlock virtual libraries via databases
    9. Image Attribution : http://www.flickr.com/photos/carroca/2992818398/sizes/l/ why do databases matter?
    10. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/2167249773/sizes/l/ “ students who do not have access to this substantial content, students who choose not to use them, are an information underclass .” Joyce Valenza
    11. “ unless we teach students about the enormous value of these reference sources, ebooks, magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, students will not find them or use them.” Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bosslynn/3152555801/sizes/l/ Joyce Valenza
    12. “ they must be prominent on our online [research] pathfinders . Our teachers should consider the use of databases as they assess student projects.” Joyce Valenza Image Attribution : http://www.flickr.com/photos/john/4776861/sizes/o/
    13.  
    14. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stijnvogels/411832706/sizes/l/ GALILEO stands for G eorgiA LI brary LE arning O nline , an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia .
    15. over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals featuring 2000+ full text journal titles Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/un_cola/1354298663/
    16. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryingyouth/2456237/sizes/o/ access full text encyclopedias and book chapters
    17. the future is now: emerging sources of authoritative information and social scholarship
    18. the idea that authority is always crystal clear is slowly disappearing
    19. cc licensed flickr photo by harold.lloyd (won't somebody think of the bokeh?): http://flickr.com/photos/safetylast/4068790874/ determining authority is now muddier
    20. information sources are more diverse
    21. today’s web is more participatory
    22. knowing which information sources to trust, when to trust, and why to trust is increasingly complex
    23. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/solidether/1084349065/sizes/o/ what place does the collective wisdom of the crowd play in research? Joyce Valenza
    24. how do we strike a balance between new media resources and traditional forms of information?
    25. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bksecretphoto/2227495313/ How do we help learners negotiate this friction between traditional and new media ? Joyce Valenza
    26. emerging web 2.0 sources of credible information Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66132721@N00/2784325465/sizes/l/
    27. wikis -=open software that encourages collaboration and knowledge building
    28.  
    29.  
    30. podcast , an audio recording that can be downloaded to a computer or portable media play
    31. iTunes podcasts and iTunesU
    32. podcasts
    33.  
    34. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dav/104349246/sizes/l/ Social bookmarking for tagging and organizing favorite web resources as well as a research tool in one’s personal learning network
    35. social bookmarking
    36.  
    37. diigo: sticky notes/highlighting
    38. YouTube features educational videos from news outlets, book publishers, and other reputable organizations
    39. youtube/video
    40. youtube/video
    41. youtube/video
    42. blogs are a forum for dialogue on any topic and invite conversation as well as the exchange of ideas
    43. blogs
    44. blogs
    45. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/3616155715/sizes/o/ twitter: 140 characters
    46. twitter
    47. twitter
    48. flickr
    49.  
    50.  
    51. more sophisticated and customized search tools: google
    52.  
    53.  
    54.  
    55.  
    56.  
    57. social bibliography
    58.  
    59.  
    60. so what does it all mean?
    61. “ 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 cohen~
    62. “ we're on the cusp of profound changes in the scholarly process” ~laura cohen~
    63. what counts as authority is evolving and growing
    64. embrace messy Cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/54964342@N00/2034918814/
    65. collaborate and consult with others
    66. evaluate the information , not the container Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/grumbler/331346446/sizes/l/
    67. assessing authority is more than a linear checklist
    68. determining authority is a form of inquiry cc licensed flickr photo by Siebuhr: http://flickr.com/photos/msiebuhr/987572658/
    69. cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncripps/3156373103/sizes/o/ cultivate conversations
    70. question
    71. Cc licensed photo from Pete Reed http://www.flickr.com/photos/petereed/496392956/
    72. “ look for credibility clues” joyce valenza
    73. question and investigate authorship
    74. assess timeliness and relevance
    75. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jam343/1703693/sizes/l/ assess bias and perspectives
    76. objectivity and truth are dependent on the lens of the observer
    77. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/yu-kubo/398714467/sizes/o/ “ triangulate information” joyce valenza
    78. reflect
    79.  
    80. focus on knowing how and when a particular information source is the right fit for your research task
    81. how can librarians help?
    82. learners need personal learning networks to navigate webs of knowledge
    83. teachers and librarians are the travel guides to help students find their way as they explore and develop personal learning networks
    84. what do students need for the journey of learning and information fluency ?
    85. roadmap: the research pathfinder
    86. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/o/
    87. pathfinders guide students to the resources needed for a research task
    88. carefully constructed pathfinders can help students access quality information more efficiently
    89. your media specialist , your travel guide for the information world, can help plot a course for research with a research pathfinder
    90. web 2.0 tools help manage the streams of information available
    91. students can “pull” information rather than “pushing” to find information from the pathfinder sources via information portals Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wendiandrews/3073959807/sizes/o/
    92. where do we want our students to go in their journey for information?
    93. what routes to information do we want them to travel?
    94. teachers and media specialists must work together to help students become informationally savvy
    95. information fluent students won’t miss a turn or get lost in their travels for information
    96. <ul><li>Cohen, Laura. “Information Literacy in the Age of Social Scholarship.” Library 2.0: An Academic’s Perspective . N.p., 31 Oct. 2007. Web. 28 Nov. 2009. <http://liblogs.albany.edu/‌library20/‌2007/‌10/‌information_literacy_in_the_ag.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhow, Christine. “Social Scholarship: Applying Social Networking Technologies to Research Practices.” Knowledge Quest 37.4 (2009): 42-47. Academic Search Complete . Web. 28 Nov. 2009. <http://proxygsu-sche.galileo.usg.edu/‌login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.proxygsu-sche.galileo.usg.edu/‌login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=38813480&site=ehost-live>. </li></ul><ul><li>Valenza, Joyce. “Top School Library Things to Think About in 2008 .” NeverEndingSearch . School Library Journal, 2 Jan. 2008. Web. 29 Nov. 2009. <http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/‌blog/‌1340000334/‌post/‌80019408.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>- - -. “Truth: Will They Have an App for That?” Slideshare . N.p., Sept. 2009. Web. 29 Nov. 2009. <http://www.slideshare.net/‌joycevalenza/‌truth-will-they-have-an-app-for-that>. </li></ul>Works Cited
    97. presentation resources http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/evaluating-information http://delicious.com/theunquietlibrary/informationliteracy
    98. contact information buffy.hamilton@cherokee.k12.ga.us http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com Buffy J. Hamilton, Ed.S. Media Specialist Creekview High School Cherokee County School District

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