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A "Customizing Blackboard" presentation from the Computers in Libraries 2008 conference (CIL2008) re: using Blackboard and Google. Presented April 9th, 2008, by Barbara Kountouzi and Robert Cagna,......

A "Customizing Blackboard" presentation from the Computers in Libraries 2008 conference (CIL2008) re: using Blackboard and Google. Presented April 9th, 2008, by Barbara Kountouzi and Robert Cagna, University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library.

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  • 1. Blackboard and Google for Staff Training Barbara Kountouzi, Education & Research Services Robert Cagna, Access Services University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library Computers in Libraries 2008
  • 2.
    • Librarian / staff / student distinction not clear to patrons
    • Students / staff often unaware of services provided by librarians
    • Professional / age / distance divide  Need for training
    Problems Biomedical Library
  • 3. Limitations
    • Common issues with student workers (high turn-over, attendance, reliability)
    • Staff issues (communication, resistance)
    • IT support (…)
    Biomedical Library
  • 4. Why Blackboard?
    • Already used by our students
    • Already used by 2 other Penn libraries
    • Integrates instructional content, quizzes, blogs, etc.
    • Students see our “course” link every time they log in
    • Minimal IT support required
    Biomedical Library
  • 5. Why Google?
    • Already used by students
    • Integrates personal email, group email, docs, calendar
    • No IT support required
    Biomedical Library
  • 6. Biomedical Library
  • 7. Announcements Biomedical Library
  • 8. What to Know Biomedical Library
  • 9. Google Calendar Biomedical Library
  • 10. Blog Biomedical Library
  • 11. Email - Phone Biomedical Library
  • 12. Google Groups Biomedical Library
  • 13. Expectations Biomedical Library
  • 14. Search Site Biomedical Library
  • 15. Exercises Biomedical Library
  • 16. Lessons Learned (or not)
    • Importance of:
    • Consistency (timing, all on-board)
    • Communication: Inclusion, one on one collaboration
    • Repetition
    • Bribing (chocolate, cookies, pizza) 
    •  WORK!
    Biomedical Library
  • 17. Future Plans
    • Consistency (train all students together)
    • Move to Google Groups
    • Require more student participation
    •  VACATION
    Biomedical Library
  • 18. More Info:
    • Barbara Kountouzi: [email_address]
    • Robert Cagna: [email_address] www.medicallibrarianship.blogspot.com
    • We’re also on Facebook
    Biomedical Library