HNFE 3224:USING & CREATINGSOCIAL INFORMATIONRebecca Millermillerrk@vt.edu OR email@example.com
CLASS OVERVIEW Touch base about research Evaluating social information & other web resources Professional communication & blogging Citations Q&A
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 will be available on Slideshare : http://www.slideshare.net/millerrk
SOCIAL INFORMATION Information is no longer housed in just books or journals Web 2.0 = user generated content Information can be communicated by web pages, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube…and it’s all easily searchable by Google
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!
EVALUATING WEB RESOURCES 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 spend on each source you find [Engineering student from Project Information Literacy study]
EFFECTIVE SEARCHING & EVALUATING Scenario: you are doing some research and stumbled across these sites: http://www.nutri-facts.com http://www.foodfacts.com/ Are these sites authoritative? What are you looking at on the sites? Identify four reasons why you think the sites are good or bad We will report back and discuss in five minutes: http://www.online-stopwatch.com/online-countdown/
SURVEY SAYS…Examination of these sites revealed:
WEBSITE & WEB 2.0EVALUATION 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?
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 Example: http://christinasielbeck.wordpress.com/ What sorts of blogs do you follow? Why? And how…?
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 http://www.eatright.org/nnm/
BLOGGING OPPORTUNITY Extra credit: up to 20 points Due February 29 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?
LET’S EXAMINE SOME BLOGS… http://thepaleodiet.blogspot.com/ http://nutritionnibbles.blogspot.com/ http://www.foodinsight.org/blog.aspx
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 guides: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ http://library.albany.edu/cfox
NAME THAT SOURCE!For the next three slides, you’ll be voting on whattype of resource a particular citation represents—Get out your cell phones* or laptops in order tovoteText all answers to 37607OR go to http://PollEv.com to submit the code*Standard texting rates apply
WHAT IS THIS?Duncan, G. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.).(1997). Consequences of growing up poor. NewYork, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.To 37607 OR http://PollEv.com A book—416962 A journal article—416963 A chapter in a book—416964 A webpage—416965
WHAT IS THIS?Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparingpsychology journal articles. Journal of Comparativeand Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.To 37607 OR http://PollEv.com A book—416962 A journal article—416963 A chapter in a book—416964 A webpage—416965
WHAT IS THIS?Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May5). General format. Retrieved fromhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/To 37607 OR http://PollEv.com A book—416962 A journal article—416963 A chapter in a book—416964 A webpage—416965
CREATING CITATIONS In groups, create a citation for the document I’m handing out I will collect the notecards and report back on any issues or major problem areas Remember, great APA (and other style) resources are available: http://www.lib.vt.edu/find/citation/index.html
PROPER FORMAT…Mustafic, H., Jabre, P., Caussin, C., Murad, M.H., Escolano, S., Tafflet, M., …Jouven, X. (2012). Main airpollutants and myocardial infarction: A systematicreview and meta-analysis. JAMA, 307(7), 713-721.
A FEW LAST WORDS Review: Citations Evaluating sources Blogging opportunity Other research for this course