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ALA TechSource webinar, September 20, 2011

ALA TechSource webinar, September 20, 2011

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  • 1. CREATING SUBJECT GUIDES FOR THE 21ST-CENTURY LIBRARY presented by Buffy J. Hamilton ALA TechSource September 20, 2011
  • 2. What is your library Group Poll environment?
  • 3. What is a subject guide?
  • 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. Do you create subject Group Pollguides for your library?
  • 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. part 1: a shifting information landscape andconcepts of authority and implications fornetworked learners
  • 8. Image used with permission under a Creative Common License from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/2297933452/sizes/l/
  • 9. what is authority?who decides whatcounts asauthority?who are theexperts?
  • 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. information sources are more diverse
  • 12. today’s web is more participatory
  • 13. knowing which information sources to trust, when totrust, and why to trust is increasingly complex
  • 14. “were on the cusp of profound changes inthe scholarly process” ~laura cohen~
  • 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. social scholarship
  • 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. 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. blogs tweets videos podcasts wikis web forumssocial citation/ social curation bibliography bookmarking images and rss mobile apps graphics
  • 20. CC image via http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2011/09/16/social-media-is-everywhere-but-is-print-still-valuable/
  • 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. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/202872717/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 23. a focus on knowing how and when a particularinformation source is the right fitfor an information seeking task
  • 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. how do we help learners negotiate this friction between traditional and new media? Joyce Valenza
  • 26. what do students need for the journey of learning and information fluency?
  • 27. what navigation tools can librarians provide through subjectguides to help students find their way in a vast sea ofdiverse information sources?
  • 28. carefully constructed subject guides canhelp learners access quality information more efficiently
  • 29. subject guidesalso scaffoldlearners’ efforts toconstruct personallearning networksand environmentsfor organizing,managing, andpublishinginformation andoriginal content
  • 30. http://teachweb2.blogspot.com/2010/01/personal-learning-environments-student.html
  • 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. subject guides can also help cultivate networkand attention literacy while modelinginformation dashboards organizationstrategies/possibilities for learners
  • 33. CC image via http://bit.ly/r8oa8n
  • 34. subject guides can be a vital point of contactfor collaboration and cultivating partnerships for learning CC image via http://goo.gl/C7zHC
  • 35. Q&A Q&ACC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 36. part 2: tools and strategies for cultivating the21st century research guide
  • 37. subject guide seeds• learning objectives• standards• learning activities• learner needs• forms of assessment
  • 38. Step 1: Communicate and Collaboratecc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncripps/3156373103/sizes/o/
  • 39. Step 2: Begin the design process and selection of resources
  • 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. Step 3: Make adjustments if needed during the implementation of the project
  • 42. Step 4: Reflection and action for future directions (praxis)
  • 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. 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. Two primary tools for creatingorganic subject guide elements RSS feeds Embed code
  • 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. RSS Feeds Databases News sources Blogs Websites Online journals/magazine publications Photo streams Forums, Social Networks
  • 48. RSS Feeds
  • 49. RSS Feeds
  • 50. RSS Feeds
  • 51. RSS Feeds
  • 52. RSS Feeds
  • 53. RSS Feeds
  • 54. RSS Feeds
  • 55. RSS Feeds Most websites and online publications now provide a menu of specific RSS feeds for free
  • 56. RSS Feeds
  • 57. RSS Feeds
  • 58. podcasts
  • 59. podcastshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=290783428
  • 60. podcasts
  • 61. podcasts
  • 62. podcasts
  • 63. YouTube/video sources
  • 64. YouTube/video sources
  • 65. YouTube/video sources
  • 66. YouTube/video sources
  • 67. YouTube/video sources
  • 68. YouTube/video sources
  • 69. YouTube/video sources
  • 70. YouTube/video sources
  • 71. social bookmarking
  • 72. social bookmarking
  • 73. social bookmarking
  • 74. social bookmarking
  • 75. social bookmarking
  • 76. social bookmarkingSource: http://twitter.com/#!/LIS_learns/status/115491285565054976
  • 77. social bookmarking
  • 78. social bookmarking
  • 79. social bookmarking
  • 80. blogs
  • 81. Flickr/Images as Primary Sources
  • 82. book widgets
  • 83. book widgets
  • 84. book widgets
  • 85. book widgets
  • 86. book widgets
  • 87. book widgets
  • 88. TwitterImage used under a CC license fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/3616155715/sizes/o
  • 89. Twitter
  • 90. social bibliography
  • 91. Mobile Apps
  • 92. Mobile Apps
  • 93. Mobile Apps
  • 94. Mobile Apps
  • 95. Mobile Apps
  • 96. Database Widgets
  • 97. Curation Tools Widgets
  • 98. Curation Tools Widgets
  • 99. Curation Tools Widgets
  • 100. Embed Screenshots with Kwout
  • 101. potpourriCC Image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/anna_debenham/4428704459/sizes/l/
  • 102. Engage Learners with Polls
  • 103. Engage Learners with Polls
  • 104. Assessment with Google Forms
  • 105. Embed instructional materials
  • 106. Embed instructional materials
  • 107. Embed instructional materials
  • 108. Embed instructional materials
  • 109. Embed instructional materials
  • 110. Embed instructional materials
  • 111. Embed instructional materials
  • 112. Embed instructional materials
  • 113. Connect to library social spaces for learning
  • 114. Connect to library social spaces for learning
  • 115. Connect to library social spaces for learning
  • 116. Q&A Q&ACC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 117. part 3: threads to weave together the fabric ofcontemporary subject guides
  • 118. Group PollWhat platform/tool doyou use to create yoursubject guides for your library?
  • 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. Points of Consideration When Choosing aSubject Guide Platform Cost: Free vs. Paid Technical Support Ease of Replicating Content Types of Embed Code Supported
  • 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. Open Source Subject Guide Applications Subjects Plus (open source) Library a la Carte (open source) LibData (open source)
  • 123. Subjects Plus
  • 124. Library à la Carte
  • 125. LibData
  • 126. Netvibes
  • 127. netvibes
  • 128. netvibes
  • 129. Symbaloo
  • 130. symbaloo
  • 131. symbaloo
  • 132. symbaloo
  • 133. symbaloo
  • 134. symbaloo
  • 135. Scoop.it
  • 136. scoop.it
  • 137. scoop.it
  • 138. scoop.it
  • 139. LiveBinders
  • 140. LiveBinders
  • 141. LiveBinders
  • 142. LiveBinders
  • 143. LibGuides
  • 144. LibGuides
  • 145. LibGuides
  • 146. LibGuides
  • 147. LibGuides
  • 148. Wikispaces
  • 149. Wikispaces
  • 150. Wikispaces
  • 151. Wikispaces
  • 152. Wikispaces
  • 153. Wikispaces
  • 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. “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. CC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/xjrlokix/5097846224/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 157. Q&A Q&ACC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-oxymoron/5005673112/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
  • 158. contact information buffy.hamilton@gmail.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com @buffyjhamilton (Twitter)