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Information Literacy meets Library 2.0: introduction



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  • 1. Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 Peter Godwin Dr Jane Secker University of Bedfordshire LSE
  • 2. With special thanks to….
    • LSE’s Centre for Learning Technology including:
      • Matt Lingard
      • Kris Roger
      • Sarah Leach
  • 3. Housekeeping
    • Not expecting a fire drill, so please leave via emergency exits if the alarm sounds
    • We’ll be moving between two buildings – Connaught House and St Clements Building
    • No food drinks except water bottles with lids to be taken into the computer room
  • 4. Map of LSE
  • 5. Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 Edited by Peter Godwin and Jo Parker. Facet, 2008
  • 6. LASSIE
    • Libraries and social software in education
    • Nine month project funded by University of London’s Centre for Distance Education
    • Several project partners
    • Literature review to provide a snapshot of activity
    • Five case studies to explore different technologies
    Lassie filming on location in Florida. Photo courtesy State Archive of Florida
  • 7. What is Web 2.0
    • Using web as a platform for
      • Communication
      • Interactivity
      • Sharing
      • Storing information
    • User generated content- blogs, wikis, social networks
    • Always connected
  • 8. Some features of web 2.0
    • Services rather than software
    • Hosted remotely / not locally
    • Social interaction
    • Inclusion of ‘user generated content’
    • Tagging
    • Syndication / feed enabled
    • Easy to use….
  • 9. How are librarians responding?
    • With enthusiasm and experimentation!
    • Lots of examples of practical applications
    • UK still someway behind the US
    • Staff development an issue, but you are here!
  • 10. RSS / news feeds
    • Phil Bradley argues RSS underlies web 2.0
    • A new way of reading the web
    • Content brought to you via a reader or aggregator
    • Great for keeping up to date
    • Content can be re-used elsewhere
    • The BBC have an excellent overview of what RSS is and how it works
  • 11. Web 2.0 library catalogues
    • Features include:
      • User reviews and ratings
      • Tagging of items
      • Using loan data to make recommendations
      • RSS capability for example to generate new book lists
    • All linked to overall trend to make library catalogues meet user’s expectations
  • 12. Hennepin County Library
  • 13. Aquabrowser
  • 14. Libraries and blogging
    • Libraries and librarians are starting to embrace blogging
    • Increasingly blogs used for Library news – can target specific audiences
    • LASSIE blog invaluable for reflection, comments, news
    • Requires a more informal written approach?
  • 15. Madison-Jefferson County Public library blog
  • 16.  
  • 17. Worcester: ILS Matters
  • 18. Libraries and social bookmarking
    • Sites like del.icious allow users to share / access their bookmarks
    • Excellent for resource sharing
    • Several libraries using to maintain lists of internet resources
    • Flexible, portable, customisable
  • 19. Stanford University
  • 20. Libraries and social networking
    • OCLC report suggested libraries didn’t have a role to play in social networking
    • The jury is still out!
  • 21. Web 2.0 and Information Literacy
    • The tools assist
    • Reflection
    • Visual approaches
    • Sharing
    • Convenience
    • Content creation
    • Critical thinking
  • 22. Keep updating yourselves Use the improved user feedback Have fun using Web 2.0 tools where appropriate Find out more on how they learn Stimulate high curiosity and passion in them! Accept constant change! Borabora flickr