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 May […]
With the advent of makerspaces and 3d printing, the concept of creation takes on a new dimension: machines allow us to conceive, design and “print” a tangible object. In module 14, we explore how libraries and other information environments are offering programming to assist and instruct users on how to create.
The link for Module 13 can be found here. All submitted lit reviews are graded. Good work, folks!
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 with 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 […]
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 (after break) tackle professional ethics and many of the dilemmas information professionals face when providing information to their various communities. The link for 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 by me and a lecture from Aaron Schmidt, as well as some pertinent readings in the realm of UX. Action Items: Consider the importance of user needs and wants as you […]
The link for Module 6 can be found here. This module explores community-created information communities and how libraries are working with these groups to enhance services.