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Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century

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Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century

  1. 1. CREATING SUBJECT ST GUIDES FOR THE 21 CENTURY LIBRARY: PATHWAYS TO LEARNING presented by Buffy J. Hamilton ALA TechSource October 30, 2013 1 Original photograph by Buffy J. Hamilton
  2. 2. Group Poll What is your library environment? 2
  3. 3. Topics Defining Subject Guides and Why Learners Need Them Basic Design Principles Content for Your Subject Guide Platforms for Creating Subject Guides Future Directions for Subject Guides 3
  4. 4. Subject Guides: Helping Learners Navigate Worlds of Information 4 Original photograph by Buffy J. Hamilton
  5. 5. Defining the Subject Guide A set of resources designed to help patrons fully research and explore a topic May include traditional and emerging forms of authoritative information sources Dynamic and organic 5
  6. 6. 6 CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/dukeyearlook/2108418237/sizes/o/
  7. 7. Lists Learning Tool Minimal Context, Informational, Consumption Oriented Contextualized by Research Models, Learner Mental Models, Meaning Making w/ Information 7 Sinkinson, C., Alexander, S., Hicks, A., & Kahn, M. (2012). Guiding Design: Exposing Librarian and Student Mental Models of Research Guides. Portal: Libraries & The Academy, 12(1), 63-84.
  8. 8. Image used with permission under a Creative Common License from 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/2297933452/sizes/l/
  9. 9. information sources are more diverse 9 Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  10. 10. “We can no longer be content to train students to understand the difference between peer-reviewed journals and popular magazines, to appreciate the value of books, newspapers and reference sources, and to understand how to evaluate garden variety web sites.” Source: http://liblogs.albany.edu/library20/ Laura B. Cohen 10
  11. 11. what is authority? who decides what counts as authority? who are the experts? 11 Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  12. 12. 12 CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/202872717/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  13. 13. a focus on knowing how and when a particular information source is the right fit for an information seeking task 13 Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  14. 14. “The conversation has moved away from using tools to find information… and now seems to be more along the lines of finding (and building) tools that students can use to analyze, synthesize, and share information. It’s the changing role of librarians?” Brian Mathews Associate Dean for Learning and Outreach, Virginia Tech 14 Source: “The-3-Click-Dilemma: Are library databases nearing the tipping point of obsolescence?” August 20, 2013 http://bit.ly/14YCadM CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangeacid/420493902/sizes/l/
  15. 15. subject guides can be a medium collaboration and cultivating partnerships for learning 15 CC image via http://goo.gl/C7zHC
  16. 16. blogs tweets videos podcasts wikis web forums social citation/ bibliography social bookmarking curation images and graphics rss mobile apps content creation tools learner created content 16
  17. 17. “embrace the potentials and challenges of this [participatory] emerging culture not as a replacement for existing print practices but as an expansion of CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/waynel78/4421809468/sizes/l/ Source: http://henryjenkins.org/2010/02/learning_in_a_participatory_cu.html 17
  18. 18. AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners      1.2.2 Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information. 3.1 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners. 3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess. 4.1.6 Organize personal knowledge in a way that can be called upon easily. 4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information. 18
  19. 19. Subject Guides for scaffoldin g networked learners and personal CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/soundman1024/294614122/sizes/l/ 19
  20. 20. Source: http://teachweb2.blogspot.com/2010/01/personallearning-environments-student.html 20
  21. 21. CC image via http://bit.ly/r8oa8n 21
  22. 22. 2. Have you observed your patrons (students, instructors, adults) utilizing any of these resources in their research? Group Poll 1. Do you incorporate social media networks and information streams (emerging forms of authority) into your research guides? 22
  23. 23. tools and strategies for cultivating st 21 century 23 Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  24. 24. communities formed around Academic standards 24
  25. 25. communities formed around… Passions Interests Wonderings Needs Curiosity problems CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/23882161@N03/3745008067/sizes/o/ 25
  26. 26. the common thread: creating and sustaining conversations for learning 26 CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcwathieu/2979581445/sizes/l/
  27. 27. subject guide seeds • learning • • • • objectives standards learning activities learner needs forms of assessment 27 Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  28. 28. Communicate and Collaborate 1 28 cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncripps/3156373103/sizes/o/
  29. 29. Begin the design process and selection of resources CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtv/290546350/sizes/o/in/photostream/ 2 29
  30. 30. Make adjustments if needed during the implementation of the project 3 30 Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  31. 31. 4 Assess the Learner Experien ce 31 Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  32. 32. 5 Reflection and Action for future directions (praxis) CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/fazilfuad/2759295927/sizes/l/ 32
  33. 33. Build Learn Mathews, Brian. "CHANGE NEEDS A BRAND: Don't Fear Labels, Leverage Them." Web log post. The Ubiquitous Librarian. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 Apr. 2013. Web. 02 May 2013. <http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/theubiquitouslibrarian/2013/04/25/change-needs-abrand-dont-fear-labels-leverage-them/>. Assess 33
  34. 34. A Carousal tour of Tools and Strategies for contemporary subject guides 34 CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephaniekac/3550747547/sizes/l/
  35. 35. Ways to Incorporate Embed Alternate Code Sources of Information and Direct RSS User Links Feed Created Content 35
  36. 36. RSS Feeds: Databases 36
  37. 37. RSS Feeds: Databases 37
  38. 38. 38
  39. 39. RSS Feeds: Databases 39
  40. 40. RSS FEEDS: ONLINE NEWS 40
  41. 41. RSS Feeds: Online magazines Most websites and online publications now provide a menu of specific RSS feeds for free 41
  42. 42. Video Embed Code 42
  43. 43. Video Embed Code 43
  44. 44. Video Embed Code 44
  45. 45. Video Embed Code 45
  46. 46. Google Hangouts 46
  47. 47. Google Hangouts 47
  48. 48. Google Hangouts 48
  49. 49. Google Hangouts Embed code 49
  50. 50. PODCASTS 50
  51. 51. PODCASTS 51
  52. 52. podcasts 52
  53. 53. social bookmarking RSS feed for a tag stream in Diigo 53
  54. 54. social bookmarking RSS feed for a group RSS stream in Diigo or embed a widget for the group 54
  55. 55. social bookmarking 55
  56. 56. social bookmarking 56
  57. 57. blogs 57
  58. 58. Flickr PhotoSets 58
  59. 59. Flickr PhotoSets 59
  60. 60. Flickr PhotoSets 60
  61. 61. Book Widgets 61
  62. 62. Book Widgets 62
  63. 63. Book Widgets 63
  64. 64. Book Widgets 64
  65. 65. Social bibliography 65
  66. 66. Social bibliography 66
  67. 67. Social bibliography 67
  68. 68. Social bibliography 68
  69. 69. Mobile Apps 69
  70. 70. Mobile Apps 70
  71. 71. Mobile Apps 71
  72. 72. Social Media 72
  73. 73. Social Media 73
  74. 74. Source: http://www.journalism.org/2013/10/24/the-role-ofnews-on-facebook/ Social Media 74
  75. 75. Source: http://www.journalism.org/2013/10/24/the-facebooknews-experience-infographic/ Social Media 75
  76. 76. Meta Research Guide: Curation Tools, Scoop.it 76
  77. 77. Meta Research Guide: Curation Tools, Scoop.it 77
  78. 78. Meta Research Guide: Curation Tools, Storify 78
  79. 79. Meta Research Guide: Curation Tools, Storify http://storify.com/efilgo/librarian-jazz 79
  80. 80. Meta Research Guide: Curation Tools, Pinterest 80
  81. 81. Poll Everywhere 81
  82. 82. 82 Original photograph by Buffy J. Hamilton
  83. 83. Original photograph by Buffy J. Hamilton 83
  84. 84. Engage Learners with Polls 84
  85. 85. Assessment with Google Forms 85
  86. 86. Embed instructional materials 86
  87. 87. Embed Learner Created Content 87
  88. 88. Embed Learner Created Content 88
  89. 89. Embed Learner Created Content 89
  90. 90. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Q&A Q&A 90
  91. 91. threads to weave together the fabric of contemporary subject guides 91 Image via Microsoft Clip Gallery
  92. 92. Platforms/Tools for Housing Subject Guides       Library website created with traditional web authoring platforms Subscription or open source subject guide services Blogs Wikis Social Bookmarking Services Free Sources: Netvibes, Live Binders, Symbaloo, Scoop.it 92
  93. 93. Points of Consideration When Choosing a Subject Guide Platform  Cost: Free vs. Paid  Technical Support  In-House Expertise Needed to Support the Platform  Ease of Replicating Content  Types of Embed Code Supported 93
  94. 94. Points of Consideration When Choosing a Subject Guide Platform  Ability for multiple users to manipulate the guides and/or tools for creating the guides  Is content sharable within a community?  Does the platform generate a mobile version or have an app?  Is the guide searchable? 94
  95. 95. LibGuide s 95
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  98. 98. 98
  99. 99. Open Source Subject Guide Applications  Subjects Plus (open source)  Library a la Carte (open source)  LibData (open source) 99
  100. 100. Subjects Plus 100
  101. 101. Subjects Plus 101
  102. 102. Library à la Carte 102
  103. 103. Library à la Carte 103
  104. 104. 104 LibData
  105. 105. 105 LibData
  106. 106. Netvibes CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbracco/3546224180/ 106
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  115. 115. 115
  116. 116. Symbaloo 116
  117. 117. 117
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  119. 119. 119
  120. 120. Scoop.it 120
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  123. 123. Future Directions for Subject Guides CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/sushicam/4776634231/in/faves10557450@N04/ 123
  124. 124. • Mental Models Research Informing Design • User Experience • Responsive Design • Participatory Technologies for CoCreated Content Future Directions/Trends/ Research CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/sushicam/4776634231/in/faves-10557450@N04/; see research Sinkinson, C., Alexander, S., Hicks, A., & Kahn, M. (2012). Guiding Design: Exposing Librarian and Student Mental Models of Research Guides. Portal: Libraries & The Academy, 12(1), 63-84. 124
  125. 125. frictionless distribution + Create bonds + understand the 125
  126. 126. Participatory sites of culture… artistic expression and civic Engagement Strong support for Creating and sharing Fluidity in the roles of novices and experts Members feel a sense of 126 CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/fazilfuad/2759295927/
  127. 127. 127 CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/zhou_mengjie/6523964087/sizes/l/
  128. 128. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Q&A Q&A 128
  129. 129. contact information buffy.hamilton@gmail.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.c om http://buffyjhamilton.wordpress.com Twitter: @buffyjhamilton 129
  130. 130. Works Cited Drexler, Wendy. "The Networked Student Model for Construction of Personal Learning Environments: Balancing Teacher Control and Student Autonomy." Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 26.3 (2010): 369-85. AJET 26(3) Drexler (2010) - The Networked Student Model for Construction of Personal Learning Environments: Balancing Teacher Control and Student Autonomy. Web. 28 Oct. 2013. <http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet26/drexler.html>. Drexler, Wendy. "Personal Learning Environments: Student Processes and Decisions." Web log post. N.p., 12 Jan. 2010. Web. 28 Oct. 2013. <http://teachweb2.blogspot.com/2010/01/personal-learning-environments-student.html>. Greenhow, C. (2009). Social Scholarship: Applying Social Networking Technologies to Research Practices. Knowledge Quest, 37(4), 42-47. Jenkins, Henry. "Learning in a Participatory Culture: A Conversation About New Media and Education (Part Three)." Web log post. N.p., 12 Feb. 2010. Web. 28 Oct. 2013. <http://henryjenkins.org/2010/02/learning_in_a_participatory_cu.html>. Mathews, Brian. "CHANGE NEEDS A BRAND: Don't Fear Labels, Leverage Them." Web log post. N.p., 25 Apr. 2013. Web. 28 Oct. 2013. <http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/theubiquitouslibrarian/2013/04/25/change-needs-a-brand-dont-fear-labels-leverage-them/>. Mathews, Brian. "Curating Learning Experiences: A Future Role For Librarians?" Web log post. N.p., 5 Sept. 2013. Web. 28 Oct. 2013. <http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/theubiquitouslibrarian/2013/09/05/curating-learning-experiences-a-future-role-for-librarians/>. 130
  131. 131. Works Cited Mathews, Brian. "Database vs. Database vs. Web-Scale Discovery Service: Further Thoughts on Search Failure (or: More Clicks than Necessary?) (or: Info-pushers vs. Pedagogical Partners)." Web log post. N.p., 21 Aug. 2013. Web. 28 Oct. 2013. <http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/theubiquitouslibrarian/2013/08/21/database-vs-database-vs-web-scale-discovery-servicefurther-thoughts-on-search-failure-or-more-clicks-than-necessary/>. Mathews, Brian. "The-3-Click-Dilemma: Are Library Databases Nearing the Tipping Point of Obsolescence?" Web log post. N.p., 20 Aug. 2013. Web. 28 Oct. 2013. <http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/theubiquitouslibrarian/2013/08/20/the-3-click-dilemma-arelibrary-databases-nearing-the-tipping-point-of-obsolescence/>. Mitchell, Amy, Jocelyn Kiley, Jeffrey Gottfried, and Emily Guskin. "The Role of News on Facebook." Pew Research Centers Journalism Project RSS. N.p., 24 Oct. 2013. Web. 28 Oct. 2013. <http://www.journalism.org/2013/10/24/the-role-of-news-onfacebook/>. Sinkinson, C., Alexander, S., Hicks, A., & Kahn, M. (2012). Guiding Design: Exposing Librarian and Student Mental Models of Research Guides. Portal: Libraries & The Academy, 12(1), 63-84. 131

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