Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digital era


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Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Overview from the article Blended Librarianship: "[Re]Envisioning the Role of Librarian as Educator in the Digital Information Age," Reference & User Services Quarterly
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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digital era

  1. 1. Re-imagining the Role of the Librarian as an Educator in the Digital Era John D. Shank Instructional Design Librarian Penn State University Libraries Berks IC @ the Thun Library
  2. 2. "... the future of academic librarianship depends on our collective ability to integrate services and practices into the teaching and learning process." SJ Bell, J Shank - College & Research Libraries News, 2004
  3. 3. Blended Librarianship The Infusion of... Instructional Systems Design + Technology + Librarianship
  4. 4. Instructional Systems Design ... practice of creating "instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skill more efficient, effective, and appealing."
  5. 5. Technology ... making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, and methods of organization, in order to solve a problem.
  6. 6. PART II: The Information Landscape © 2011 Jeff Tzucker FROM THIS TO THIS The Information Landscape
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  8. 8. Librarianship ... applies the practices, perspectives, and tools of management, information technology, education, and other areas to libraries; the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information resources.
  9. 9. What's Missing "The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities" R. David Lankes
  10. 10. In Other Words "We have to move from knowledgeable—that is just knowing a bunch of stuff—to being actually knowledge-able; that's being able to find, sort, analyze, criticize, and ultimately create new information and knowledge." Michael Wesch
  11. 11. "Blended librarianship ...strives to position the library, through its greatest resource—its people and their related skills, knowledge, and relationships, as a central and essential part of the evolving teaching and learning environment in higher education." JD Shank, S Bell - Reference & User Services Quarterly, 2011
  12. 12. Theory to Practice Opportunities for Blended Librarians • OERs (e.g. interactive learning materials) o Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching (Coming FALL 2013) • MOOCs and Online Learning • Apps & Web 2.0
  13. 13. "Standing at the intersection of the learning and knowledge hub online or on campus, the blended librarian is the leader, who acts as the mediator and guide, to accessing and making sense of the ever expanding universe of information in all the forms that it takes." JD Shank, S Bell - Reference & User Services Quarterly, 2011 c91b6ab85ba0Larger.jpg
  14. 14. The Evolution of the Library: Educational Convergence
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