Content Curation for Librarians

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  • 1. Photo  by  MJK23   Using  Content  Cura.on  for  Professional  Learning:  Seek,  Sense,  Share   Beth  Kanter,    Trainer,  Author,  Blogger   APLIC    Conference   April  2014  
  • 2. Beth  Kanter:    Master  Trainer,  Author,    and  ChangeMaker  
  • 3. h<p://bit.ly/GMM-­‐content-­‐curaDon  
  • 4. My  nonprofit  tech  work   begins  ….  
  • 5. Content  CuraDon  for   Nonprofits     circa  1994-­‐1996  
  • 6. Are  you  a  content  curator?     Flickr  Photo:    An  untrained  eye   Scale   1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10   Just  2  Words  
  • 7. What  is  your  burning  quesDon  about   content  curaDon?   What  do  you  already  know  about   content  curaDon?   Share  Pairs  
  • 8. Content  cura.on  is  the  organizing,  filtering  and   “making  sense  of”  informa.on  on  the  web  and   sharing  the  very  best  with  your  network.  
  • 9. The  Content  Curator  is  a  Sommelier  .  .  .  
  • 10. •  Transdisciplinarity   •  Sense-­‐making   •  Social  intelligence   •  Cogni.ve  load   management   •  New  media  literacy  
  • 11. “Learning  is  the  work,  work  is   learning”  –     Jane  Hart  and  Harold  Jarche  
  • 12. Tweets  links  related    to  organizaDon’s  mission   and  work  as  a  biparDsan  advocacy  organizaDon   dedicated  to  making  children  and  families  a   priority  in  federal  policy  and  budget  decisions.    
  • 13. SEEK   SENSE   SHARE   IdenDfied  key  blogs  and   Twi<er  users  in  each  issue   area     Scans  and  reads  every   morning  and  picks  out  best       Summarizes  arDcle  in  a   tweet     Writes  for  Huffington  Post     Helps  him  do  his  work     Feeds  a  network  with   quality  content   Engages  with  aligned   partners     Tweets  best  of  best  
  • 14. Great  Content  Cura.on:  Prac.ce,  Skills,  Tools   Framework:      Harold  Jarche   Networked  Learning  Is  Working  Smarter   Seek   Sense        Share  
  • 15. Seek   •  Define  objecDve,  audience,   and  topics   •  Vets   •  Trusted  Sources   •  Scouts   •  Filters  –  experts  and   network   •  Use  discovery  tools  
  • 16. h]p://masternewmedia.org   h<p://www.bethkanter.org/content-­‐curaDon-­‐3/  
  • 17. Sense   •  Product:  Blog  post,   report,  memo,   presentaDon   •  Selects   •  Annotate,  Archive,   Apply   •  Add  value   •  OpDmize  headlines   •  Edits   •  Excerpts   •  Links   •  Classifies  
  • 18. Share   •  Share  at  the  right  moment   •  A  steady  diet  of  good  stuff   •  Comments   •  Credits   •  Recommend  other  curators   •  Crowdsources   •  Transparent  
  • 19. Small  Group  Exercise   Framework:      Harold  Jarche   Networked  Learning  Is  Working  Smarter   Seek   Sense        Share  
  • 20. Share  Pairs     •  What  have  you  thought  about  or  already  do  as  content  cura.on    in  your  prac.ce?  
  • 21. Cura.ng  Efficiently:    How  To  Avoid  Geang  Content  Fried  
  • 22. 1.  When  you  start  curaDng  informaDon,  does  it  make  you  feel  anxious?   2.  When  you  are  seeking  informaDon  to  curate,  have  you  ever  forgo<en  what  it  was   in  the  first  place  you  wanted  to  accomplish?   3.  Do  you  add  links  to  your  Scoop.It  or  other  collecDons  without  reading  and  thinking   and  annotaDng  the  arDcle?   4.  Do  you  experience  frustraDon  at  the  amount  of  informaDon  you  need  to  process   daily?   5.  Do  you  sit  at  your  computer  for  longer  than  30  minutes  at  a  Dme  without  gejng   up  to  take  a  break?   6.  Do  you  constantly  check  (even  in  the  bathroom  on  your  mobile  phone)  your  email,   Twi<er,  Scoop.It  or  other  online  service?   7.  Is  the  only  Dme  you're  off  line  is  when  you  are  sleeping?   8.  Do  you  feel  that  you  open  cannot  concentrate?   9.  Do  you  get  anxious  if  you  are  offline  for  more  than  a  few  hours?   10. Do  you  find  yourself  easily  distracted  by  online  resources  that  allow  you  to  avoid   other,  pending  work?     Self-­‐Knowledge  Is  The  First  Step   A  few  quick  assessment  quesDons   Add  up  your  score:    #  of  YES  answers  
  • 23.       0…1…2…3…4…5…6…7…8…9…10   Source:  LulumonathleDca   Mindful  Online………………………………………………………..Need  Help  Now   What’s  Your  A]en.on  Focusing  Score?  
  • 24. •  Understand  your  goals  and  prioriDes  and   ask  yourself  at  regular  intervals    whether   your  current  acDvity    serves  your  higher   priority.     •  NoDce  when  your  a<enDon  has   wandered,  and  then  gently  bringing  it   back  to  focus  on  your  highest  priority       •  SomeDmes  in  order  to  learn  or  deepen   relaDonships  -­‐-­‐  exploring  from  link  to  link   is  permissible  –  and  important.      Don’t   make  a<enDon  training  so  rigid  that  it   destroys  flow.   Source:    Howard  Rheingold   NetSmart     What  does  it  mean  to  manage  your  a]en.on  while  your   curate?  
  • 25. Manage  Your  A<enDon,  Not  Just  Your   Time   Visualize  on  Paper   Establish  Rituals   ReflecDon   Manage  Electronic  DistracDons   Manage  Physical  Space   Just  Say  No     A    Few  Tips  
  • 26. Flickr  Photo  by  John  K     One  Minute  of  Silence:    What  is  one  idea  that  you  can  put  into   prac.ce  next  week?      Write  down  on  an  index  card   Raffle!  
  • 27. Thank  You!       •  Blog:    bethkanter.org   •  Order  Book:  amzn.to/measure-­‐networknp     •  Twi<er:    @kanter   •  Facebook:    facebook.com/beth.kanter.blog   •  Subscribe  to  my  public  updates:  facebook.com/beth.kanter   •  Scoop.It:    scoop.it/u/beth-­‐kanter   •  Pinterest:  pinterest.com/kanter     •  SLIDES  and  Resources:  h<p://bit.ly/GMM-­‐content-­‐curaDon