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A course that examines social media (i.e. blogs, bookmarking, mashups, wikis, and social networking sites), its concomitant trends (i.e. web 2.0, library 2.0) and how web 2.0 principles can be applied ...

A course that examines social media (i.e. blogs, bookmarking, mashups, wikis, and social networking sites), its concomitant trends (i.e. web 2.0, library 2.0) and how web 2.0 principles can be applied by librarians and information specialists.

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  • The University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies LIBR559M – Social Media for Information Professionals Summer Session 2010 Dean Giustini, Adjunct Instructor LIBR559M: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS Program: Master of Library and Information Studies Year: 2010 Summer Session (July 12th to August 20th, 2010) Course Schedule: Online Location: Vista Online Learning System Instructor: Dean Giustini, Adjunct Instructor Office location: available on Vista Office phone: Dean (604) 875-4505 E-mail address: dean.giustini@ubc.ca Course wiki: http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca Course Goal: This course examines social media (i.e. blogs, bookmarking, mashups, wikis, and social networking sites), its concomitant trends (i.e. web 2.0, library 2.0) and how web 2.0 principles can be applied to the delivery of information services in the digital age. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Demonstrate an understanding of using social media in information-based organizations • Apply social media to manage emerging challenges in information provision • Discuss social media as a set of tools to raise awareness and promote services • Identify the pros/cons of using social software • Reflect critically on use of social media; evaluate trends and tools • Position tools in a larger (macro) global and sociocultural context for collaborative learning and education in the digital age. Sample topics in LIBR559M: • The affordances of social media; best practices • Social software in information-based organizations (i.e. library 2.0, archives 2.0) • Using social media to connect with user communities • Group collaboration and sharing in knowledge-based organizations • Social software as part of personal learning and immersive environments • Pros/cons of social media; digital reputation and identity management; privacy and security in online communities; legal issues; copyright
  • Prerequisites: ARST/LIBR 500, LIBR 501, LIBR 502 and LIBR 503 Format of the course: One module every two weeks. Final presentations in week XIII Required and Recommended Reading: Readings are assigned weekly. Course Assignments, Due dates and Weight in relation to final course mark: Assignments Due Date Weight Class participation Throughout term 25% Online journal/blog Throughout term 25% Group paper I 30 July 2010 20% Final group presentation II 19 August 2010 30% Course Schedule: Date Topic Lab Topics Due 12 July 2010 “Getting started - Affordance” blog setup, groups & define (Module I) glossary term “Affordance” RSS tools, readers, Flickr.com 19 July 2010 “Participation" What is ‘social media’? (Module II) The 2.0 suffix & phenomenon “Participation" Surveillance and safety in social spaces 26 July 2010 “Collaboration” Tools & types of collaboration (Module III) “Collaboration” Group entries for class wiki Group wiki entry due July 30th 2 August 2010 “Creation” Remix, mashups, scavenger (Module IV) hunt “Creation” Explore & create knowledge objects 9 August 2010 “Aggregation” Critiquing aggregators (Module V)
  • “Aggregation” Web 2.0 vs. 3.0 trends 16 August 2010 “Immersion” Immersive environments in (Module VI) archives, libraries, museums “Immersion” Prepare for final presentation in Second Life TBA “Final group presentations” Discussion(s) Final project Evaluation: All assignments will be marked using evaluative criteria given on the SLAIS web site. Written & Spoken English Requirement: Written and spoken work may receive a lower mark if it is, in the opinion of the instructor, deficient in English. Disability Accommodation: The University accommodates students with disabilities who have registered with the Disability Resource Centre [http://www.students.ubc.ca/access/drc.cfm]. You must register with the DRC to be granted special accommodations for any on-going conditions. Religious Accommodation: The University accommodates students whose religious obligations conflict with attendance, submitting assignments, or completing scheduled tests and examinations. Please let your instructor know in advance, preferably in the first week of class, if you will require completing scheduled tests and examinations. Please let your instructor know in advance, preferably in the first week of class, if you will require any accommodation on these grounds. Students who plan to be absent for varsity athletics, family obligations, or other similar commitments, cannot assume they will be accommodated, and should discuss their commitments with the instructor before the course drop date. UBC policy on Religious Holidays: http://www.universitycounsel.ubc.ca/policies/policy65.pdf Academic Dishonesty: Please review the UBC Calendar Academic regulations for the University policy on cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty: http://www.students.ubc.ca/calendar/index.cfm?tree=3,54,111,959 Also visit and review the contents of these two resources: Plagiarism Resource Centre: For Students: http://www.library.ubc.ca/home/plagiarism/welcome.html Plagiarism Avoided: Taking Responsibility For Your Work: http://www.arts.ubc.ca/Plagiarism_Avoided.373.0.html
  • Useful information on avoiding plagiarism and on correct documentation practice. Students are held responsible for knowing and following all University regulations regarding academic dishonesty. If a student does not know how to properly cite a source or what constitutes proper use of a source it is the student's personal responsibility to obtain the needed information and to apply it within University guidelines and policies. If evidence of academic dishonesty is found in a course assignment, previously submitted work in this course may be reviewed for possible academic dishonesty and grades modified as appropriate.