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  • 1. Lyn Greaves - National Teaching Fellow- University of West London The importance of librarians in supporting local communities and people in developing digital literacies
  • 2. What is a librarian?
    • Alone or with the person next to you write five key definitions of a librarian’s work.
  • 3. What is a librarian?
    • WIKIPEDIA
    • A  librarian  is an
    • information  professional  trained in  library
    • and information science , which is the
    • organisation and management of information
    • services or materials for those with
    • information needs.
  • 4. What is a librarian?
    • Prospects – the UK official Graduate Careers Website
    • Academic librarian: Job description
    •  
    • Job description
    • Academic librarians provide support to members of an academic community
    • including students, researchers and lecturing staff. Typically, an academic librarian
    • will manage, organise, evaluate and disseminate information. A key aspect of their
    • work is facilitating and supporting learning by teaching information retrieval skills to
    • students and staff. Academic librarians spend a considerable amount of time
    • working with electronic resources. This role has little to do with reading
    • books and is very much a people-focused occupation.
  • 5. Who is your community?
    • A key aspect of their work is facilitating and supporting learning by teaching information retrieval skills to students and staff (and??). Academic librarians spend a considerable amount of time working with electronic resources.
    • Teaching information retrieval skills - What does this involve in your community? With a friend identify five key things you teach when supporting information retrieval skills.
  • 6. What are digital Literacies?
    • Alone or with the person next to you write
    • what you do differently when supporting digital literacy.
    • http://www.academy.gcal.ac.uk/llida/
  • 7. Some Digital Literacy OERs I like
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKlKB56BT7o&feature=related
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYDb4fzowB8&feature=related
    • http://hermes.tvu.ac.uk/learnerjourney/journey1.html
  • 8. A Hollywood definition of a librarian
    • http://www.hollywoodlibrarian.com/index.html
    • (Apologies to the chaps, film makers’ images not mine!)
    • Then More recently Now
  • 9. Supporting the community then and now
    • ‘ This documentary will increase the public's awareness of the complex and democratic nature of librarianship in the age of technology, and be a step toward librarians redefining themselves as not only more than a stereotype, but also as a cultural imperative.’
  • 10. Haven’t Librarians always been a cultural imperative?
    • Then -
    • Eratosthenes was born in  Cyrene  (in modern-day  Libya ). He was the third chief librarian of the  Great Library of Alexandria , the center of science and learning in the ancient world, and died in the capital of  Ptolemaic Egyp t
    • As now -
    • http://www.digital-librarian.com/classics.html
    • Digital Librarian:  a librarian's choice of the best of the Web Digital Librarian  is maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York
  • 11. Some useful links
    • http://alle.tvu.ac.uk/
    • http://hermes.tvu.ac.uk/learnerjourney/
    • http://oerblog.conted.ox.ac.uk/
    • http://www.academy.gcal.ac.uk/llida/