CREATING SUBJECT GUIDES   FOR THE 21ST-CENTURY                 LIBRARY            presented by Buffy J. Hamilton          ...
What is your library                       Group Poll  environment?
What is a subject   guide?
Defining the Subject Guide    A set of resources     designed to help     patrons fully research     and explore a topic ...
Do you create subject                           Group Pollguides for your library?
part 1 context:    part 2 elements        part 3:  shifts in the      and process:       threads to  information          ...
part 1: a shifting information landscape andconcepts of authority and implications fornetworked 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 whatcounts asauthority?who are theexperts?
determining authority is now muddier                     cc licensed flickr photo by harold.lloyd (wont somebody think of ...
information sources are more diverse
today’s web is more participatory
knowing which information sources to trust, when totrust, and why to trust is increasingly complex
“were on the   cusp of profound changes inthe scholarly process”                                    ~laura cohen~
“We can no longer be content to trainstudents to understand the differencebetween peer-reviewed journals and popularmagazi...
social scholarship
“The practice of scholarship in which the useof social tools is an integral part of theresearch and publishing process. So...
Do you incorporate social media                                      Group Pollnetworks and information streamsinto your r...
blogs           tweets        videos   podcasts           wikis      web forumssocial citation/      social               ...
CC image via http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2011/09/16/social-media-is-everywhere-but-is-print-still-valuable/
“embrace the potentials andchallenges of this [participatory]emerging culture not as a replacementfor existing print pract...
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         ...
Credibility Changes With…      •     Source cues      •     Point of view      •     Information seeking task/needs      •...
how do we help  learners negotiate     this friction  between  traditional              and  new media?               Joyc...
what do students need for the                   journey of          learning and  information fluency?
what navigation tools can librarians provide through subjectguides to help students find their way in a vast sea ofdiverse...
carefully constructed   subject guides canhelp learners access   quality information          more           efficiently
subject guidesalso scaffoldlearners’ efforts toconstruct personallearning networksand environmentsfor organizing,managing,...
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 choic...
subject guides can also help cultivate networkand attention literacy while modelinginformation dashboards organizationstra...
CC image via http://bit.ly/r8oa8n
subject guides can be a vital point of contactfor collaboration and cultivating partnerships                 for learning ...
Q&A                                                                                       Q&ACC image via http://www.flick...
part 2: tools and strategies for cultivating the21st century research guide
subject guide seeds•   learning objectives•   standards•   learning activities•   learner needs•   forms of    assessment
Step 1: Communicate and                                     Collaboratecc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Step 2: Begin the design process and        selection of resources
consider the full spectrum ofresources• databases             • audio based resources• web-based resources   • human resou...
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 st...
unpacking web                                                                2.0 tools for                                ...
Two primary tools for creatingorganic subject guide elements RSS feeds Embed code
RSS Feeds                                                                         rss=real simple                         ...
RSS Feeds Databases News sources Blogs Websites Online journals/magazine  publications Photo streams Forums, Social...
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 ...
RSS Feeds
RSS Feeds
podcasts
podcastshttp://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 bookmarkingSource: 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
TwitterImage used under a CC license fromhttp://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
potpourriCC 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&ACC image via http://www.flic...
part 3: threads to weave together the fabric ofcontemporary subject guides
Group PollWhat platform/tool doyou use to create yoursubject guides for your        library?
Platforms/Tools for Housing Subject             Guides• Library website created with traditional web  authoring platforms•...
Points of Consideration When Choosing aSubject Guide Platform Cost: Free vs. Paid Technical Support Ease of Replicating...
Points of Consideration When Choosing aSubject Guide Platform Ability for multiple users to manipulate  the guides and/or...
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 forinviting and sustaining conversations for learningCC image via http://www.flic...
“No risk, no art. No art, no                     reward.”                                                                 ...
CC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/xjrlokix/5097846224/sizes/l/in/photostream/
Q&A                                                                                                 Q&ACC image via http:/...
contact information            buffy.hamilton@gmail.com            http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com            htt...
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PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Buffy Hamilton
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  1. 1. CREATING SUBJECT GUIDES FOR THE 21ST-CENTURY LIBRARY presented by Buffy J. Hamilton ALA TechSource September 20, 2011
  2. 2. What is your library Group Poll environment?
  3. 3. What is a subject guide?
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Do you create subject Group Pollguides for your library?
  6. 6. part 1 context: part 2 elements part 3: shifts in the and process: threads to information tools and weave togetherlandscape and strategies for the fabric ofwhat counts as cultivating the contemporary authority; 21st century subject guidesimplications of research guidethese shifts for networked learners
  7. 7. part 1: a shifting information landscape andconcepts of authority and implications fornetworked learners
  8. 8. Image used with permission under a Creative Common License from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/2297933452/sizes/l/
  9. 9. what is authority?who decides whatcounts asauthority?who are theexperts?
  10. 10. determining authority is now muddier cc licensed flickr photo by harold.lloyd (wont somebody think of the bokeh?): http://flickr.com/photos/safetylast/4068790874/
  11. 11. information sources are more diverse
  12. 12. today’s web is more participatory
  13. 13. knowing which information sources to trust, when totrust, and why to trust is increasingly complex
  14. 14. “were on the cusp of profound changes inthe scholarly process” ~laura cohen~
  15. 15. “We can no longer be content to trainstudents to understand the differencebetween peer-reviewed journals and popularmagazines, to appreciate the value of books,newspapers and reference sources, and tounderstand how to evaluate garden varietyweb sites.”Laura B. Cohen, Web Support Librarian, University at Albany, SUNYSource: http://liblogs.albany.edu/library20/
  16. 16. social scholarship
  17. 17. “The practice of scholarship in which the useof social tools is an integral part of theresearch and publishing process. Socialscholars may blog, share bookmarks, dataand other resources, participate in socialnetworks, make their works-in-progressavailable for review, and deposit theirpublications in open access repositories.”Laura B. Cohen, Web Support Librarian, University at Albany, SUNYGreenhow, 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/
  18. 18. Do you incorporate social media Group Pollnetworks and information streamsinto your research guides?Have you observed your patrons(students, instructors, adults)utilizing any of these resources intheir research?
  19. 19. blogs tweets videos podcasts wikis web forumssocial citation/ social curation bibliography bookmarking images and rss mobile apps graphics
  20. 20. CC image via http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2011/09/16/social-media-is-everywhere-but-is-print-still-valuable/
  21. 21. “embrace the potentials andchallenges of this [participatory]emerging culture not as a replacementfor existing print practices but as anexpansion of them”~henry jenkins~Source: http://henryjenkins.org/2010/02/learning_in_a_participatory_cu.html
  22. 22. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/202872717/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  23. 23. a focus on knowing how and when a particularinformation source is the right fitfor an information seeking task
  24. 24. Credibility Changes With… • Source cues • Point of view • Information seeking task/needs • Timeliness • Credentials of author(s) • Transparency of peer reviewSource: Debbie Abilock,http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/6assess/digital_authority.pdf
  25. 25. how do we help learners negotiate this friction between traditional and new media? Joyce Valenza
  26. 26. what do students need for the journey of learning and information fluency?
  27. 27. what navigation tools can librarians provide through subjectguides to help students find their way in a vast sea ofdiverse information sources?
  28. 28. carefully constructed subject guides canhelp learners access quality information more efficiently
  29. 29. subject guidesalso scaffoldlearners’ efforts toconstruct personallearning networksand environmentsfor organizing,managing, andpublishinginformation andoriginal content
  30. 30. http://teachweb2.blogspot.com/2010/01/personal-learning-environments-student.html
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. subject guides can also help cultivate networkand attention literacy while modelinginformation dashboards organizationstrategies/possibilities for learners
  33. 33. CC image via http://bit.ly/r8oa8n
  34. 34. subject guides can be a vital point of contactfor collaboration and cultivating partnerships for learning CC image via http://goo.gl/C7zHC
  35. 35. Q&A Q&ACC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  36. 36. part 2: tools and strategies for cultivating the21st century research guide
  37. 37. subject guide seeds• learning objectives• standards• learning activities• learner needs• forms of assessment
  38. 38. Step 1: Communicate and Collaboratecc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncripps/3156373103/sizes/o/
  39. 39. Step 2: Begin the design process and selection of resources
  40. 40. consider the full spectrum ofresources• databases • audio based resources• web-based resources • human resources• print books • tutorials (video or• digital books written)• rss feeds • standards for learning• instructional • student work samples materials • interviews or feedback• assessment tools from teachers, students
  41. 41. Step 3: Make adjustments if needed during the implementation of the project
  42. 42. Step 4: Reflection and action for future directions (praxis)
  43. 43. Step 5: Help Patrons Learn How To Construct Their Own Subject Guides (strategies for librarians as well as students in part 3 today)
  44. 44. unpacking web 2.0 tools for social scholarship, networked learning, and engagementImage used under Creative Common License with permission fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/talekinker/2393380504/
  45. 45. Two primary tools for creatingorganic subject guide elements RSS feeds Embed code
  46. 46. RSS Feeds rss=real simple syndication, a web feed or stream format designed to deliver contentCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/3541653049/sizes/o/
  47. 47. RSS Feeds Databases News sources Blogs Websites Online journals/magazine publications Photo streams Forums, Social Networks
  48. 48. RSS Feeds
  49. 49. RSS Feeds
  50. 50. RSS Feeds
  51. 51. RSS Feeds
  52. 52. RSS Feeds
  53. 53. RSS Feeds
  54. 54. RSS Feeds
  55. 55. RSS Feeds Most websites and online publications now provide a menu of specific RSS feeds for free
  56. 56. RSS Feeds
  57. 57. RSS Feeds
  58. 58. podcasts
  59. 59. podcastshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=290783428
  60. 60. podcasts
  61. 61. podcasts
  62. 62. podcasts
  63. 63. YouTube/video sources
  64. 64. YouTube/video sources
  65. 65. YouTube/video sources
  66. 66. YouTube/video sources
  67. 67. YouTube/video sources
  68. 68. YouTube/video sources
  69. 69. YouTube/video sources
  70. 70. YouTube/video sources
  71. 71. social bookmarking
  72. 72. social bookmarking
  73. 73. social bookmarking
  74. 74. social bookmarking
  75. 75. social bookmarking
  76. 76. social bookmarkingSource: http://twitter.com/#!/LIS_learns/status/115491285565054976
  77. 77. social bookmarking
  78. 78. social bookmarking
  79. 79. social bookmarking
  80. 80. blogs
  81. 81. Flickr/Images as Primary Sources
  82. 82. book widgets
  83. 83. book widgets
  84. 84. book widgets
  85. 85. book widgets
  86. 86. book widgets
  87. 87. book widgets
  88. 88. TwitterImage used under a CC license fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/3616155715/sizes/o
  89. 89. Twitter
  90. 90. social bibliography
  91. 91. Mobile Apps
  92. 92. Mobile Apps
  93. 93. Mobile Apps
  94. 94. Mobile Apps
  95. 95. Mobile Apps
  96. 96. Database Widgets
  97. 97. Curation Tools Widgets
  98. 98. Curation Tools Widgets
  99. 99. Curation Tools Widgets
  100. 100. Embed Screenshots with Kwout
  101. 101. potpourriCC Image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/anna_debenham/4428704459/sizes/l/
  102. 102. Engage Learners with Polls
  103. 103. Engage Learners with Polls
  104. 104. Assessment with Google Forms
  105. 105. Embed instructional materials
  106. 106. Embed instructional materials
  107. 107. Embed instructional materials
  108. 108. Embed instructional materials
  109. 109. Embed instructional materials
  110. 110. Embed instructional materials
  111. 111. Embed instructional materials
  112. 112. Embed instructional materials
  113. 113. Connect to library social spaces for learning
  114. 114. Connect to library social spaces for learning
  115. 115. Connect to library social spaces for learning
  116. 116. Q&A Q&ACC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  117. 117. part 3: threads to weave together the fabric ofcontemporary subject guides
  118. 118. Group PollWhat platform/tool doyou use to create yoursubject guides for your library?
  119. 119. 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
  120. 120. Points of Consideration When Choosing aSubject Guide Platform Cost: Free vs. Paid Technical Support Ease of Replicating Content Types of Embed Code Supported
  121. 121. Points of Consideration When Choosing aSubject 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?
  122. 122. Open Source Subject Guide Applications Subjects Plus (open source) Library a la Carte (open source) LibData (open source)
  123. 123. Subjects Plus
  124. 124. Library à la Carte
  125. 125. LibData
  126. 126. Netvibes
  127. 127. netvibes
  128. 128. netvibes
  129. 129. Symbaloo
  130. 130. symbaloo
  131. 131. symbaloo
  132. 132. symbaloo
  133. 133. symbaloo
  134. 134. symbaloo
  135. 135. Scoop.it
  136. 136. scoop.it
  137. 137. scoop.it
  138. 138. scoop.it
  139. 139. LiveBinders
  140. 140. LiveBinders
  141. 141. LiveBinders
  142. 142. LiveBinders
  143. 143. LibGuides
  144. 144. LibGuides
  145. 145. LibGuides
  146. 146. LibGuides
  147. 147. LibGuides
  148. 148. Wikispaces
  149. 149. Wikispaces
  150. 150. Wikispaces
  151. 151. Wikispaces
  152. 152. Wikispaces
  153. 153. Wikispaces
  154. 154. conceptualize subject guides as a medium forinviting and sustaining conversations for learningCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcwathieu/2979581445/sizes/l/
  155. 155. “No risk, no art. No art, no reward.” Seth GodinCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/pure9/2606460947/sizes/o/Seth Godin, September 2010 http://bit.ly/9Vkh1K
  156. 156. CC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/xjrlokix/5097846224/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  157. 157. Q&A Q&ACC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-oxymoron/5005673112/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
  158. 158. contact information buffy.hamilton@gmail.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com @buffyjhamilton (Twitter)
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