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The Ubiquitous Librarian

The Ubiquitous Librarian
June 10, 2015, 1:56 pm By Brian Mathews June 8, 2015, 1:55 pm Carrie Donovan A few weeks ago I heard Carrie Donovan (Head of Teaching and Learning, Indiana University Libraries ) give a keynote address at The Innovative Library Classroom Conference. Here are the slides from her talk: Shaking up the Sediment: Re-energizing Pedagogical Practice while Avoiding Bottle Shock. My main takeaway was the transition that Carrie is experiencing from teaching to consulting. [caption id=”attachment_4953″ align=”aligncenter… Read More June 5, 2015, 2:53 am Should librarians challenge the status quo? I decided to ask a professor. You’ve mentioned online that libraries should challenge the status quo. Read More June 3, 2015, 10:21 am Here is a quick interview with Andrew Whitworth, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Manchester and Programme Director of the MA: Digital Technologies, Communication and Education. What is radical information literacy? Mainstream IL – competency-based,…

The Daring Librarian The Embedded Librarian | Exploring New, Embedded Roles for Librarians in Organizations of All Types Organising Chaos Hack Education Skerricks Bright ideas ALA TechSource ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, publishes Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter. Library Technology Reports, published in eight issues annually, helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, provide thorough overviews of library technology, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Smart Libraries Newsletter, published monthly, offers Marshall Breeding’s news and analysis on products, vendors, and new developments in the library automation marketplace. Print subscriptions include access to digital versions. To subscribe, view our subscription pricing and offerings page! Single-copy issues of Library Technology Reports are available for purchase in the ALA Store.

VOA Student Union Today’s post comes to us from Jemince, (or in Mandarin ‘如馨 贾’) from Beijing, China. She was studying English Chinese translation in Beijing International Studies University for her Master’s Degree until she arrived at Binghamton University together several month ago. She’s currently majoring in Comparative Literature and studying law on her own so as to get her Bachelor’s Degree once she returns to China. Today, she offers some thoughts on a question she recently asked herself: “Why Can’t Chinese Students Make Friends With Westerners? Since there is a growing trend for Chinese students to study abroad, many youngsters start to live their lives completely differently from their families or friends in China. I was about to study in the US together with other three Chinese students from Beijing, and both the positive and negative sayings about the country and its people just made me so curious but meanwhile anxious about the unknown life that was approaching me. Why so?

The Unquiet Librarian Rachel Moani: The Crafty Life of an Almost Librarian Surviving Cataloging Class Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Tracy Wasserman Many LIS students dread cataloging/classification class, a required course in some library schools. I found the class piqued my interest enough to take advanced cataloging/classification, a road travelled by few judging by the small class size. This was against the advice of my academic advisor, who cautioned not to take advanced cataloging unless I wanted to be a cataloger. Well, I thought, how would I know whether or not I wanted to be a cataloger if I didn’t take advanced cataloging? Turns out, I enjoyed the experience immensely. First, I believe cataloging/classification is an integral part of the value of librarians to society, as there is more information to organize than ever before. Use online cataloging tools: Understanding MARC fields and the RDA cataloging code can be a lot easier with the online help tools published and maintained by the Library of Congress. Like this: Like Loading...

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