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Presented at the BIGGER 2009 Bibliographic Instruction Group for Georgia’s Eastern Region...

Presented at the BIGGER 2009 Bibliographic Instruction Group for Georgia’s Eastern Region
Hosted by Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA by Buffy Hamilton. Resources are available at http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com/bigger2009 .

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  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Research Pathfinders 2.0: Information Streams for Student Researc h Presented by Buffy Hamilton Creekview High School, Media Specialist Cherokee County School District BIGGER Conference April 17, 2009 http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com
  • Image used with permission under a Creative Common License from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/2297933452/sizes/l/
  • what do students need for the journey of learning and information fluency ?
  • roadmap: the pathfinder tourist attractions to explore: traditional and emerging sources of information
  • roadmap: the research pathfinder
  • Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/o/
  • how can we help students stay afloat in endless streams of information ? Image used with http://www.flickr.com/photos/onkel_wart/2934377433/sizes/l/
  • what we can provide students to help them find their way rather than getting lost on the information highway? Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/palagret/210423111/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 librarian , your travel guide for the information world, can help plot a course for research with a research pathfinder
  • web 2.0 tools help us manage the streams of information available
  • web 2.0 tools help librarians embed content more easily
    • research pathfinder navigation tools
    • widgets
    • rss feeds
    • information portals (pageflakes, netvibes, igoogle)
    • aggregators to “catch” feeds (google reader, bloglines)
    • social bookmarking
  • 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/
  • tourist attractions to explore: traditional and nontraditional sources of information
  • the future is now: emerging sources of authoritative information and social scholarship
  • emerging web 2.0 sources of credible information Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66132721@N00/2784325465/sizes/l/
  • Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bksecretphoto/2227495313/ How do we help learners negotiate this friction between traditional and new media ? Joyce Valenza
    • unpacking web 2.0 tools for social scholarship
    • social bookmarking services (del.icio.us, diigo)
    • blogs
    • youtube Channels
    • podcasts
    • twitter
    • google library and google books
    • widgets
    • rss feeds (news sources, journals, websites)
    • itunes u
    Image used under Creative Common License with permission from http://www.flickr.com/photos/talekinker/2393380504/
  • rss =real simple syndication, a web feed or stream format designed to deliver content
  • feed aggregators capture your favorite RSS feeds and deliver streams of information to your fingertips Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_lustig/2537864746/sizes/l/
  • wikis -=open software that encourages collaboration and knowledge building
  • iTunes podcasts and iTunesU
  • YouTube features educational videos from news outlets, book publishers, and other reputable organizations
  • 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
  • blogs are a forum for dialogue on any topic and invite conversation as well as the exchange of ideas
  • 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 librarians 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
  • Works Cited Valenza, Joyce. "Top School Library Things to Think About in 2008 ." Weblog      entry. 2 Jan. 2008. Neverendingsearch. 13 Mar. 2008.
  • Contact Information Buffy J. Hamilton, Ed.S. Media Specialist Creekview High School Cherokee County School District http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com buffy.hamilton@gmail.com