Greetings all! Can you believe we are at the end? I made a video for you. Please take a look: Housekeeping: Please fill out the SOTES. I appreciate your feedback and participation in SOTEs. Please submit your activity stream to Canvas if you haven’t already. Your blog URL should also be submitted to Canvas. Our course ends today […]
No longer just storage space for books, 21st-century libraries are constantly evolving to maintain their relevancy and popularity with patrons. They are places where people gather to explore, interact, and imagine, and the onslaught of technologically-mediated life makes libraries’ cultural and community offerings more important than ever. Module 14 focuses on new models of service […]
The link for Module 13 can be found here.
Greetings all! Now we turn our attention to librarians and information professionals encouraging and supporting learning. This module explores how the 20th century “Reading, Writing and Arithmetic” mindset gives way to a new Culture of Learning where opportunities to learn anywhere and everywhere multiply. What examples might you find of libraries encouraging learning opportunities for your community?
Greetings! This week’s module explores global librarianship and the work LIS professionals are doing all over the world. The guest lecture is created by Jan Holmquist, creator of the library learning program 23 Mobile Things. I have called librarianship the “ultimate service profession” and this modules illustrates that idea on an international level. I recorded a […]
Hey all – The summer I attended the Next Library Conference in Aarhus, Denmark at the city’s Dokk1 Library. I wanted to share a bit more about the conference and my experiences there. I recorded a “travelogue” of sorts. Please take a look if you would like – this is an optional enhancement for the […]
Greetings! This week’s module introduces you to the field of community informatics. We will discuss what we mean by informatics and community informatics, identify the stakeholders in community informatics, and explore the relationship between library and information science and community informatics. This module was created by Dr. Chris Hagar for INFO 200.
Intellectual freedom entails the fundamental right of all people to think, say, write, and espouse any idea or belief, regardless of its political, religious, or social foundation or intent. The link for Module 9 can be found here.
Greetings all! Modules 8 (this week) and 9 (next week) tackle professional ethics and many of the dilemmas information professionals face when providing information to their various communities. Module 8 can be found here.
This week, we will explore the importance of user experience. The link for Module 7 can be found here. You will find an introductory lecture from Aaron Schmidt, as well as some pertinent readings in the realm of UX.