Hey TUMBLR! It’s that time again: VOTE UP our Conversation Starter “TumblarianTalk” for #ALA14!
- You must be logged into vote, but you do NOT have to be an ALA member to create a log-in.
- This posting unfortunately listed only my name—my role will simply be as moderator. Tumblr champs thepinakes, asthedaysgobylifehappenss, uispeccoll, gov-info, rutgersprl, hclib, and lawerencepubliclibrary will be on hand to share their incredible insight and expertise.
- IT’S GOING TO ROOL. We’re leaving lots of time for tumblr-talk with the audience. Vote up and we’ll see you in Vegas!
This was fabulously fun last year, so give it a vote and plan to attend this year!
Voting is now open for ALA Conversation Starters. Please vote for my panel!
What I really want to do is direct: First-time Library Directors discuss their experiences
You know that cliché about actors really wanting to direct? It turns out that it’s also true of new (or not so new) librarians. In this panel, four first-time library directors will discuss how they arrived in their positions, the skills that helped them move into leadership, and the obstacles they didn’t anticipate.
This panel discussion is intended for those who are interested in moving into management positions, as well as new library administrators facing similar issues. Panelists include academic library directors Jacob Berg and Jessica Olin, and public library administrators Kristi Chadwick and John Pappas. Daniel Ransom will moderate.
…this Framework seems like it will be better able to meet the unknown information challenges that will face us in the future. Our conceptions of privacy our changing. The ways in which information is created and accessed is quickly evolving. Teaching students just how to successfully use tools or evaluate using a set of criteria may serve them well for an assignment but might not prepare them for the future in which the tools and criteria (such as the changing concept of authority) change.
I want to start this post with the unabashed fact that I am a metaliteracy geek. Anyone who’s been reading this blog during the past year and a half should know this. But on the chance that this is one of the first posts you are reading here, it’s worth stating at the outset that I totally get metaliteracy, believe it is a thing, and an important one at that. So much so that my research partner, Teresa, and I chose to present our study findings related to the effects of social media on students’ information seeking attitudes and behaviors through the lens of the metaliteracy framework developed by Trudi Jacobson and Tom Mackey in C&RL in 2011. (Shameless plug: our article, “Teaching metaliteracy: a new paradigm in action,” is slated to appear in Reference Services Review 42.2 later this spring.)
Metaliteracy and me — we’re tight.
I wanted to say that at the outset, because what I’m about to say will seem directly at odds with the above sentiment. Which is…
I don’t think metaliteracy should be elevated by name to the extent that it is in the new draft ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
A careful analysis of the new ACRL draft information literacy framework — recommended reading.
Andrew Slack – co-founder and Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance – in his keynote at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia (January 2014)
This issue actually came up recently when I was helping fifth and sixth graders use the university’s databases for research for National History Day. They all wanted to save their PDFs to their flash drives, and I suddenly realized that telling them to “click on the disk” was not going to help them figure out which icon was the save icon.
Emily Lloyd over at Shelf Check shared this wonderful idea for raising awareness as to why patrons visit the library. This could be fun for National Library Week, or at an academic library, this might be fun to do during finals weeks as well.