Sharing Your Know-How: No one can be an expert on everything, but we all
have things that we’re passionate about and perhaps even are experts in. If we
create collections of the best resources on those topics and share them, everyone
can beneﬁt from our expertise.This is also a great way to share information about
what’s going on in the library.
Digging for Gold: You may not feel like creating collections of resources yet, but
you can still beneﬁt from these services.They are gold mines of great material. If
you ﬁnd an expert in an area you’re interested in, then you can follow what they’re
Student Use: Students can gather materials for research, create bibliographies,
create collections of news articles around a topic, collect graphics for art projects,
and so much more.
Essential Skills: Students learn essential skills when curating content: how to
search for and evaluate resources, how to organize and create a balanced
collection. Check out this excellent handout on Building Link Collections to help
students learn these skills. From the article Teaching Kids to Curate Content