An Examination of the Criteria for Success in Library 2.0 Projects Stephen Maher Interview Candidate, Emerging Technologies Librarian Ehrman Medical Library of NYU Langone Medical Center
Case Study: Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Criteria for Success
Case Study: Facebook
Discussion: The End of Library 2.0?
Building Library 2.0 into Information Literacy
Building Library 2.0 into Information Literacy How could we modify Information Literacy Instruction to become more relevant to students while ensuring they acquire the skills they need?
Building Library 2.0 into Information Literacy Redesigned Information Literacy Pedagogy: Constructivist Learning Inquiry Based Learning
Emphasis on group cooperation
and equality between
students and instructors
Building Library 2.0 into Information Literacy Surveyed Students on Web 2.0 Technology Results: Familiar with social networking sites (MySpace, Facebook) Did not connect those skills to other social networking applications (Blogs, Wikis, and RSS feeds)
Building Library 2.0 into Information Literacy In considering Web 2.0 technology: What is the intended educational outcome? What tools exist which could be used easily and securely? What level of privacy and security are required? What timeline do I have for development?
Building Library 2.0 into Information Literacy Wiki used as Course Management System All content created by instructors and students open to editing and deletion by all participants
Building Library 2.0 into Information Literacy Post-course survey results favored the use of the wiki Created an environment where student collaboration is encouraged. And an environment open to diverse approaches to information seeking, evaluation and creation.
Building Library 2.0 into Information Literacy What went right?
Project based on solving a problem
Engaged students in the project through surveys
Researched possible solutions
Pedagogy first, technology second
Technology considered in context of the problem
Criteria for Success, Part 1: Planning
Address an existing problem based on current processes
Identify individuals/groups involved in the processes
Propose method to measure and document improvements
Reality Check (can/should we really be doing this?)
Criteria for Success, Part 2: Researching
Research current practices
Build technology awareness
Identify solutions (modest, moderate, elaborate)
Criteria for Success, Part 3: Analyzing
Money, Time, Labor
Explain solution via documentation of parts 1-3
Project Wrong Way
Taking the Library to Users: Experimenting with Facebook
Taking the Library to Users: Experimenting with Facebook Facebook as an outreach tool to find students who had listed East Asian studies in their profiles and introduce them to their library’s resources on the subject.
Taking the Library to Users: Experimenting with Facebook Advanced Search Individual Mass Messaging SPAM 140 students Time to send messages: 31:23
Taking the Library to Users: Experimenting with Facebook What to consider?
What evidence showed that Facebook was the students’ primary social networking site?
Could further research have anticipated anti-spamming protections?
Taking the Library to Users: Experimenting with Facebook Ways to Improve?
Compare cost of further development of Facebook vs. traditional methods of outreach.
Taking the Library to Users: Experimenting with Facebook Outreach Marketing Course Management
Project Balance The Pressure to Act The Capacity for Analysis
The End of Library 2.0? Libraries are using wikis, blogs, and Facebook simply because we can but are we using the tools in the best possible ways?
The End of Library 2.0? If our projects using these technologies are unsuccessful how will we approach the next iteration of 2.0 tools? Will we consider 2.0 tools to solve the next problem?
Core Values of Library 2.0
Provides a Multimedia Experience
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