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HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
HNFE 3224:  Understanding Social Information
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HNFE 3224: Understanding Social Information

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Presented to HNFE 3224 on February 16, 2011 by Rebecca K. Miller

Presented to HNFE 3224 on February 16, 2011 by Rebecca K. Miller

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  • 1. HNFE 3224: Understanding Social Information
    Rebecca Miller
    millerrk@vt.edu OR hnfelibrarian@vt.edu
    540-231-9669
  • 2. Class Overview
    Brief demonstration of resources
    Define and discuss “social information”
    Online identity management
    Blogging
    Blogging with the HNFE Librarian (extra credit assignment!)
    Identification of relevant library resources
    Discussion of APA citations and style guide
    Evaluating web resources (discussion & activity)
    Evaluating blogs
    More Web 2.0 productivity tools (if time permits)
  • 3. Resources for this Course
    I’ve created several resources specifically for this course:
    HNFE 3224 Library Course Guide
    Social Media for Nutrition and Food ePortfolio
    Basic information and resources about social media tools (books, journal articles, etc.)
    Additionally, this is available on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/millerrk
  • 4. Social Information
    Information is no longer housed in just books or journals
    Web 2.0 = user generated content
    Information can be communicated by Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube…and it’s all easily searchable by Google
  • 5. Social Information Pros & Cons
    Pros:
    You can communicate with all sorts of people, in all sorts of locations
    It’s easy to publish and create information
    Your digital actions can define your professional reputation and image!
    Cons:
    You can communicate with all sorts of people, in all sorts of locations
    It’s easy to publish and create information
    Your digital actions can define your professional reputation and image!
  • 6. Consuming Social Information
    You are already a “social information consumer”
    Do you have a social networking page?
    Do you ever read comments at the end of news stories?
    What websites do you regularly visit?
    Do you read blogs and receive regular updates?
    How do you think you’re a social information consumer?
    How do you determine what information is good information, when anyone can post or edit information? (We’ll talk about this more later)
  • 7. Creating Social Information
    Most likely, you’re also already a creator of social information:
    Do you post updates on a social networking or blogging site?
    Do you ever write comments on news stories?
    Do you develop or update web pages?
    Have you been quoted in a news story
    You’ve already put a lot of information “out there.” The question is, what message are you sending?
  • 8. Online Identity Management
    Less about “don’t put up drunk pictures” (this is obvious)
    More about personal
    branding:
    Who are you, professionally
    (and personally)?
    What message would you like
    to communicate?
    Who would you like to communicate it to?
  • 9. Missions
    HNFE’s Mission Statement:
    Our mission is to discover, translate, and disseminate health-related advances in nutrition, food, and exercise sciences.
    Your Mission Statement:
    Getting a job? Networking with colleagues? Becoming well-known in your field of research?
    Can you combine all these through social information channels? Yes.
  • 10. Online Identity Toolkit
    Personal web space
    ePortfolios
    Personal website
    Social networking sites
    Facebook
    LinkedIn
    Creative outlets
    Video/picture sites
    Presentation sites
    Blogging/Microblogging
    Twitter
    Personal/professional blogs
  • 11. Blogging
    Blogging can showcase:
    Your communication skills
    Your creativity
    Your passion and dedication
    Your ability to network
    The message(s) that you want to send to your audience
    What sorts of blogs do you follow?
    Why? And how…?
  • 12. National Nutrition Month
    I blog: http://hnfelibrarian.blogspot.com
    Communicate library, technology, and research messages to HNFE faculty, staff, and students
    Explore library issues that may be relevant to HNFE and other colleagues in the library field
    Allows me to digest complex ideas related to research and library science, and offer my own opinions in a public arena
    I’m offering you the opportunity to participate in this!
    http://www.eatright.org/nnm/
  • 13. Statistics & Analytics
    Google Analytics provides free analysis of blog traffic:
  • 14. Library Resources for HNFE 3224
    Health-related
    PubMed
    Government websites
    Culture & religion information
    Databases
    Encyclopedias
    Addison (catalog)
    Government websites
    Citation help
    APA Style Guide
    Bibliographic managers
  • 15. APA Citation Style
    http://www.lib.vt.edu/find/citation/apa.html
    Trouble areas:
    Deciding what resource format you’re looking at/for
    Web resources
    Government resources
    Others?
    My favorite online guide:
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
  • 16. Name that Source!
    Duncan, G. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.). (1997). Consequences of growing up poor. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
    Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.
    Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
  • 17. Evaluating Web Resources
    Recent research (from Project Information Literacy) indicates that most students engage in a critical evaluation of resources found on the web, but rarely (fewer than 50% of students surveyed) ask instructors or librarians for help because:
    None of the old-timers—the professors—can really give us much advice on sorting through and evaluating resources. I think we’re kind of one of the first generations to have too much information, as opposed to too little. We’ve never had instruction really on navigating the Internet and picking out good resources. We’ve been kind of tossed into this and we’ve just learned through experience we have to go on a Web site and just raid it for information. So I would say that despite all that’s out there, it certainly is harder to find the right source and evaluate whether it’s good, or not, because there’s so much—you only have a little bit of time to spedn on each source you find [Engineering student from study]
  • 18. Recent Example
    Earlier this month, reports about the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus surfaced
  • 19. Media Advisory!
    From: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/01/prweb5010934.htm
  • 20. Effective Searching & Evaluating
    Using Google, and Google Scholar, efficiently
    Demonstration
    View next slide for screenshot of this
    Critically thinking about the resources that you find there.
    Activity:
    In groups of 3 or 4, come up with a list of evaluation criteria that you usually use when you look for resources on the Internet.
    We will report back and discuss in five minutes:
    http://www.online-stopwatch.com/online-countdown/
  • 21. Google Advanced Search
  • 22. Website & Web 2.0 Evaluation Checklist: http://www.lib.vt.edu/instruct/evaluate/
    Authority
    Is the page signed?
    What are the author(s)’ qualifications?
    Is there contact information?
    Coverage
    Is the information relevant?
    How in-depth is the material?
    Objectivity
    Is there any bias?
    Are there advertisements on the page?
    Accuracy
    Is the information reliable?
    Is there an editor?
    Is the page free of silly spelling/grammatical mistakes?
    Currency
    Is the page dated?
    Are the links current?
    Is the design current, or outdated?
  • 23. Let’s examine some Blogs…
    http://thepaleodiet.blogspot.com/
    http://nutritionnibbles.blogspot.com/
    http://www.foodinsight.org/blog.aspx
  • 24. Web 2.0 Productivity Tools
    Organization Tools
    Evernote
    Zoho Notebook
    Scheduling Tools
    Research Paper Scheduler
    Remember the Milk
    Collaboration Tools
    Tinychat
    Meebo Rooms
    Bibliographic Managers
    EndNote
    Zotero
  • 25. Blog With Me!
    Extra credit: up to 20 points
    Due February 28
    Will be posted on Notes from Newman blog, which will appear on the National Nutrition Month blog roll for eatright.org—an opportunity for national exposure
    Think about this as an opportunity for promoting your message AND promoting yourself, as an emerging professional
    Questions or comments?
  • 26. Thank you!
    Contact me if you have any lingering questions:
    Rebecca Miller
    hnfelibrarian@vt.edu
    5004 Newman Library
    540-231-9669
    Office Hours:
    Atrium, Wallace Hall
    Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
    http://hnfelibrarian.blogspot.com

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