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Embedded Librarianship:Physical Worlds & Virtual Worlds

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  • As media formats change…so do the terms for literacy --- information literacy, digital literacy, media literacy and a new term I am hearing – transliteracy (See http://librariesandtransliteracy.wordpress.com) Print is, of course, still important- but are they always the best choice for learning? This giant dictionary is now an antique!

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  • Embedded Librarianship:Physical Worlds & Virtual WorldsValerie Hill, PhDLewisville ISD School LibrarianTWU Adjunct InstructorVirtual World Librarian@valibrarian
  • Serving Patronswherever they areSchool Library Example• Embedding the librarythrough socialmedia/webmaster• Information literacyskills 21st Century• Embracing Web 2.0 &user-generatedcontent• Content evaluation &curation• Mobile appsVirtual Library Example• Embedding libraryservices in virtualspaces• Internationalinformation literacy• Embracing Web 3.0• Global spaces,virtual worlds(Skype, Minecraft,& MOOCs)“What we’re trying to do is have the library be wherever you are.” Nancy Roderer, JohnHopkins Welch Medical Library http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/06/09/hopkins
  • Physical World Embedded LibrarianPrint is no longer king of the information hierarchy.Information literacy includes allformats: print, digital, audio, video,logos, images, social media, apps,and “transmedia.”
  • Integrating Information Literacy:the challenge of the embedded librarianThe game has quickly changed.
  • Time to make your move, strategicallybalancing tradition and innovation.
  • Information Literacy is like breathing.Information Inhalation• Literatureappreciation• Evaluation ofonlinesources• Formats ofinformation• ReadingInformation Exhalation• User-generated• Contentcuration• Web 2.0• Writing• Videoproductionphoto credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dklimke/6732980387/">dklimke</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a>
  • Print or ebooks:We like both!What are digitalfootprints? AmI creating them?
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Global NetworkDistance is no longer relevant. Anyone canshare user-generated across the globe.Creating a personal & professional learningnetwork is crucial.Problem: The blurry line between personal /professional life requires balance, ethics, and aclear focus of intent.
  • USE WIKIS to EMBED IL for patrons.
  • Integrating Information LiteracyInstruction as Needed
  • Media Mondays and Wiki Wednesdays
  • EEE Bar & Brown Bag LunchesAn embedded librarianshares resources andinformation literacy innumerous formats: bothsynchronous andasynchronous.
  • Problems with WIKIS• Different skill levels of users• Reluctance to embrace new tools (staff)• Lack of time to train users• Why reinvent the wheel? (Because learningthe tool is important.)
  • Social Media & PLNs
  • The way we search has changed.Our first “go-to” places are:David Ferriero, Archivist of theUS stated, “Students believe if itisn’t online, it doesn’t exist.”ALISE 2012
  • Teaching information literacy isnow TOP priority for schoollibrarians.
  • Web 3.0 & the Rise of a NetworkedGenerationWe all live in virtual worlds, whether or not we have avatars.
  • Virtual World Embedded Librarian
  • Dissertation Topic
  • Virtual World Librarianship Examples• Exhibits, Museums, Displays• ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Meetings• Immersive Learning Environments• Historical Simulations• Reference Work• Information Literacy Integration
  • Global Information Literacy Panel
  • The library and the librarianare not synonymous.Take a risk and go where nolibrarian has gone before!“It may be that the great age of libraries is waning, but I am hereto tell you that the great age of librarians is just beginning. It’s upto you to decide if you want to be a part of it.”~T. Scott Plutchak
  • BibliographyALA. 2013. Standards for the 21st Century Learner.http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standardsGant, Scott. (2007). We’re All Journalists Now. New York: Free Press.Gleick, J. (2011). The information: A history, a theory, a flood. Pantheon.Grassian, Esther. (2012). Teach Information Literacy & Critical Thinking. https://sites.google.com/site/teachinfolit/ (accessed July17, 2012).Hill, Valerie, and Hyuk-Jin Lee. 2009. Libraries and immersive learning environments unite in second life. Library Hi Tech 27, (3):338-56.Howard, H. (2012). Looking to the future: Developing an academic skills strategy to ensure information literacy thrives in achanging higher education world. Journal Of Information Literacy, 6(1), 71-81.Kenton, J. and Blummer, B. (2010). Promoting Digital Literacy Skills: Examples from the Literature and Implications for AcademicLibrarians. Community & Junior College Libraries, 16(2), 84-99.Plutchak, T. Scott. 2007. The Librarian: Fantastic Adventures in the Digital World. Serials, 20(2), 87-91.Webber, Sheila and Diane Nahl. 2011. Sustaining Learning for LIS through use of a Virtual World. IFLA Journal (37)(1): 5-15.Photos from bigfoto.com and Second Life by Valibrarian