• INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
    [Blogs] Information Literacy Vis-a-Vis Epidemic of Distrust: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    I haven't blogged much today because I was part of a panel this morning at the ECIL conference: Pam blogged something about that, and I will blog the slides later. However I just attended an interesting session (that Pam may blog too!)
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
    [Blogs] #ECIL2017 - panel session on theorising information literacy: Pam live blogs
    This is the last day of the ECIL2017 conference and this morning I'm live blogging a panel session on "theorising information literacy" hosted by Bill Johnston , Honorary research fellow at University of Strathclyde, and featuring contributions from Information Literacy Weblog owner Sheila Webber and Olivier Le Deuff , assistant professor in information science and communication studies at University of Bordeaux Montaigne.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Blogs] Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    Finally before the conference dinner at the European Conference on Information Literacy this afternoon, Angela Repanovici (presenter) and Ivona Olariu had a paper Information Literacy Dimensions in a Consortium-Type Structure: Train the Trainer in National Projects from Romanian Academic Environment. This was reporting on a project with multiple funders including the European Union.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Blogs] Transparency
    So, in the spirit of transparency, it occurred to me to share a little bit about me and this blog. Yet generating business isn’t why I write this blog. I started writing this blog as an experiment and originally tried to write 5 days a week (but was happy if that ended up being 2-3 times a week). And the reason is in the ongoing attempt to populate the blog, I’ve looked at lots of things. I believe that transparency is a good thing.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Blogs] International Graduate Students in the United States: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    Last session I'm liveblogging before lunch at the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France. Information Practices and Library Perceptions of International Graduate Students in the United States was presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. She noted that the library at her university (Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA) has been undertaking surveys (e.g. LibQual) for many years.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Blogs] health information literacy session: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    I am now live blogging a session based on Health information literacy , Maija - Leena Huotari stated the aim of the sssion to provide an overview of current international research in the field of health information literacy which draws on two different research traditions: health literacy and information literacy.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Blogs] Evaluating Information Literacy Activity at a National Level: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    John Crawford's talk on Evaluating Information Literacy Activity at a National Level: an Introductory Study is the next one I'll liveblog from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo. Crawford's context was Scotland. He started by drawing attention to initiatives in Scotland, such as the Scottish Information Literacy Community of Practice.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Blogs] Vitenamese immigrants; international workshops; Street lighting industry; Open access book on infolit in Portuguese: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    I will blog this separately, but are some notes on other presentations in the session (the slide is from the first talk): Dominant Traits of the Information Behavior of Vietnamese Immigrants in the Czech Republic: Influences on Building Their Information Landscapes – Preliminary Paper from Petra Cernohlavkova (presenter) and Helena Lipková Vietnamese have migrated for various reasons to many countries, and in the Czech republic they are concentrated particularly in cities.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Blogs] Information literacy for Masters dissertation students: Pam live blogs from #ECIL2017
    Next Kristine Stewart spoke about a project at Kings College to develop IL for masters dissertation students. These students are form a diverse range of international backgrounds, and may lack IL, it is difficult to know what level of IL students have. Continuous reflective activities are seen as one way to develop IL. Students are encouraged to relate their dissertation topic to the prior areas of study in the department.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Blogs] Health literacy education of women in an urban slum: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    Allison Frances Wren presented a paper (coauthored with Priyanka Idicula, Amy Davies, Rob Davies) on The Impact of Health Literacy Education on Womens’ Perceptions and Understanding of Maternal Health in a Kochi Urban Slum at European Conference on Information Literacy. The speaker was presenting results of the initial phase of a project (funded by Hardie Wren ), and the first pahse was finding out about the women and their lives.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Blogs] Stephane Goldstein: information literacy and the future of work : Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Stephane is the director of Informall which is concerned with promoting Information literacy in the workplace and in other contexts. Past science fiction authors have imagined a dystopian and hyper industrial future world of work, but this hasn't and probably wont come to pass.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Blogs] Information Literacy and the Future of Work: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    Touching on the rise of automation, for example, there could was now automatic extraction of material from a larger text which provided acceptable summaries aimed at different audiences (I remembered that Sheila McNeil blogged about one of these apps here ). Stéphane Goldstein started the second day of the European Conference on Information Literacy with his invited talk on Information Literacy and the Future of Work.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] Children's Literacy is Important, but what about Adult Reading Literacy? Vlasta Zabukovec, Polona Vilar: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    This research project aimed to understand the relationship between reading literacy and information literacy. An online survey was distributed via snowball sampling. There was a high correlation between past and present experiences of reading. Respondents were most likely to read alone rather than with a parent. Many people visited the library often or regularly and 96% agreed that family literacy is important. One fifth of parents bought enormous amounts of books.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] Required Skills for Teachers: Information Literacy at the Top Tatiana Sanches: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    With changes in teaching practice and new learning technologies, there are changing competencies required by teachers, and hence there have to be changes in teacher education. Students have to be prepared to be lifelong learners, have to be able to work collaboratively have to be able to learn Ina technology rich landscape. Information literacy is essential to this process. Several countries already include IL in pre-service education for teachers.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] Social Media and Information Literacy: Investigating the Perceptions of Undergraduate Students: Pam blogs from # ECIL2017
    This session reported on a small study that took place in the sultanate of Oman at Sultan Qaboos university, where approximately 16,000 students are enrolled. The study aimed to investigate the extent to which UG students have the ability to deal with information flows through social media. The researchers were interested in the extent to which students used social media for academic purposes. 2000 students were surveyed with a print questionnaire and 1142 valid responses were collected.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] Understanding the Academic Library as an Information Literacy Workplace Danuta Nitecki: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Danuta is dean of libraries and professor at the college of computing and informatics at Drexel University, USA. She proposed 3 ideas: the library as the learners' workplace; the relationship between space and learning is an emerging area of study; libraries are prime examples of this phenomenon. A purposeful space should take account of the desired change in the user, the type of activities they do and the space features.g. Technology, furnishings that are required.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] After lunch at ECIL : Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    There was a packed program in the first session after lunch so I'm going to briefly summarise a few papers in this post. Implementing Library Strategies and Values as a Part of the Workplace Information Literacy Marja Anneli Hjelt and Jarmo Kyösti Saarti The presentation was based on Marja's PhD research looking at the adoption of e-books in public libraries. The research aimed to understand the role of the librarian as innovator. Marja conducted interviews with librarians in 6 libraries.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] Research on academic reading format - print wins! Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    Another liveblog from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France. Next for me, Diane Mizrachi chaired a panel on the Academic Reading Format International Study (ARFIS). This project actually started at ECIL, as Mizrachi presented the results of her study into students' preferences between print and online, in 2014, and now the study has been replicated in over 30 countries (unfunded!!).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] Leading Together: Harnessing the Community College Atmosphere to Impact Student Learning Emily Brown, Susan Souza-Mort Bristol Community College, USA: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Community colleges were created to make learning affordable, so students can transfer their credits to a 4 year institution. College Librarians are now working closely with university librarians to teach information literacy. There has been a big growth in the number of IL sessions given to students. They identified the need to market IL to both faculty and students.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] The tortoise or the hare: undergraduates, information literacy, and the slow movement Marietta Frank, Kimberley Bailey and Catherine Baldwin from University of Pittsburgh: Pam blogs from ECIL2017
    There is a challenge for librarians to move on from the discourse of "quick and easy" approaches to information searching to a more "slow and steady" approach which ultimately may be more successful for learners. This idea has developed from the slow movement e.g. Slow eating. Draw on theories of Poirier and Robinson (2014) who define principles of slow information searching, and these were linked to the ACRL framework of information literacy.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] Evaluating and assessing"against the grain" applying mixed methods in support of critical library pedagogy Carol Leibiger and Alan Aldrich: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Alan and his colleague Carol are based at the university of South Dakota in the USA. They teach information literacy at their institution and have been heavily influenced by a critical literacy perspective, however these methods of involving students are labour and time intensive, particularly if one has to do large scale instruction and also justify the worth of Information Literacy instruction to the management at the university.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] Opening keynote: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Bonnie Cheuk: Global head of digital knowledge and collaboration at Euroclear This is my summary of the opening keynote from #ECIL 2017 "Who care about IL in the workplace?" Bonnie said that she aims to bring business perspective to the conference Bonnie confessed that she does not use the term "information literacy" at work, but has responsibility for many activities that come under the IL umbrella.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] Bonnie Cheuk talks on workplace information literacy: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    This is my live capture of what I think Cheuk said (rather than my own views on the topic), so as usual it may not be perfect (aldso I'll note that a few of the talks will be blogged by both Pam and me for different perspectives). Delivering Business Value through Information Literacy in the Workplace, Libri , 58 (30) [link] She blogs at [link] and blogged on this topic at [link].
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blogs] Bienvenue a St. Malo: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    I'm very excited to be here and I'm very much looking forward to sharing my experiences on this blog. Hello, I'm in beautiful St Malo with Sheila for the #ECIL2017 conference and I will be contributing to this Information Literacy Weblog from the conference sessions. There will be 253 sessions from 57 countries at the conference so there is plenty of IL knowledge to share
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
    [Blogs] Sheila and Pam blog from #ecil2017
    Both I and my colleague Pamela McKinney (we are both faculty members in the Information School at the University of Sheffield, UK) will be blogging from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France, on this blog. The picture is of the beach at Saint-Malo yesterday evening - today we will be shut up in the conference venue all day, but it does have a VIEW of the beach from some rooms. ecil2017
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Blogs] This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost.
    appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost. Cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Facebook and Google’s advertising infrastructure is one of humanity’s most marvelous creations. It’s also one of its most terrifying, because, in truth, pretty much no one really understands how it works.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Blogs] top tools 2017
    3: Feedly: A feed reader, or aggregator, to keep track of blogs and news sites via RSS. 2: Twitter: Next to my blog, Twitter is my best learning tool and allows me to stay connected to a diverse network. 1: WordPress: Powers my blog (+2,900 posts), which is the core of my sense-making. Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. This is the 11th year! Voting closes on 22 September 2017.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Blogs] Other people's reports on #wlic2017
    I managed, after all, to do some blogging from the 2017 World Library and Information Conference held in August in Wroclaw, Poland (you can find all the posts relating to the conference at [link] ). I will do a bit of a wrap up, now, by linking to some other blog posts etc. Jane Cowell blogged about the key themes for her: here and here - Jane Secker : two reflective posts about the Copyright and Information Literacy offsite event: here and here.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog>> The Magic Taxonomy Consultant
    Rant Alert: Today seems like the umpteenth time this year that I’ve seen a spec for a taxonomy/metadata project that assumes you can just hire a consultant to look at your existing taxonomy/metadata model and critique and refine it, without any provision for analysis of business and user needs. It’s been getting so bad, that we at ISKO Singapore even ran a special workshop on that problem among others.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
    [Blogs] More open access articles: Disabled in library one-shots; Cross collaborative supervision in nursing; Graduate research methods
    The article is based on qualitative and quantitative text analysis of 102 individual student logs, qualitative text analysis of 36 student group assignments, feedback from an evaluation form and 285 blog and wiki comments from students, nurse educators, nurse supervisors and librarians. - Sheidlower, S. 2017). Accommodating the disabled in library one-shots at York College/CUNY. codex , 4(3).
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog>> Straits Knowledge Bulletin August 2017
    Here’s the link to our August issue of the Straits Knowledge Bulletin. Lots of good stuff on upcoming events, knowledge audits, KM Assessments, and a book review! Enjoy
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
    [Blogs] Coping with Cognition
    But… I didn’t document the blog post idea before I did something else, and got distracted by one of my open projects. Our brains are amazing things. They make sense of the world, and have developed language to help us both make better sense together and to communicate our learnings. And yet, this same amazing architecture has some vulnerabilities too. And I just fell prey to one, and it’s making reflect on what we can do, and what we still can’t.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog>> Is a Happy Worker a Productive Worker?
    I network with a lot of people as part of scraping together a living, and they tend to mainly come from the HR and IT spaces.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
    [Blogs] Movies for visually impaired in China; School students create videos wlic2017
    The SLN published rankings (by likes) on their blog. This is the second liveblog report on the session Media is the Message: Critical Use of Video in the Digital Age at the 2017 World Library and Information Conference in Wroclaw, Poland Watching Movies Through Listening at Any Place in Any Time - A Special Event for Visually Impaired People from Jian-hao He (Taipei Public Library, Taiwan, Republic of China), Shih-chang Horng (Taipei Public Library, Taiwan, Republic of China).
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Blogs] The Data Deal Is Opaque. We Should Fix It.
    appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post The Data Deal Is Opaque. We Should Fix It. I wrote this post over on NewCo Shift, but it’s germane to the topics here on Searchblog, so I’m cross posting here… What Did You *Think* They Do With Your Data? Admit it, you know your data is how you pay for free services. And you’re cool with it. So let’s get the value exchange right.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Blogs] #Copyright Literacy in Higher Education #wlic2017
    I'll mention that I have failed to blog talks by Vincent Bonnet (EBLIDA) on copyright in Europe and by Dick Kawooya on a survey of copyright in the curricula of North American library and information schools. This is because they were run over lunch, and I couldn't blog and e at! However, I think the powerpoints from today's talks may be published and I will blog the link when I get it.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017
    [Blogs] blogging break
    No, I have not stopped blogging, though my lack of recent posts may have given that impression. Following this break and with my upcoming travel I am sure I will have many new ideas to discuss here on this blog. Later this year I will be posting my 3,000th blog post and I have no intention of stopping. I have decided to take a bit of a Summer break, continue my reading and observations on social media, and take time for cycling.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017
    [Blogs] IL Section meeting at #WLIC2017
    I'll be blogging more about this later, as it aims to engage librarians internationally. We discussed the section's session on Wednesday on infolit/copyright (which I will be blogging as best I can) and a proposal for a possible joint session next year focusing on research methods and approaches in transliteracy. I'm attending the World Library and Information conference (aka the IFLA conference in Wroclaw, Poland. The main conference starts tomorrow.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
    [Blogs] No. Social Terrorists Will Not Win
    Social Terrorists Will Not Win appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Social Terrorists Will Not Win appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post No. A small group of social terrorists have hijacked the rational discourse led by society’s most accomplished, intelligent, and promising organizations. cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Let’s start with this: Google is not a perfect company.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
    [Blogs] Listicles
    In fact it also made me think I might have the odd listicle on this blog, so watch this space. McCrystal, E. and Migliaccio, C. 2017, 31 July). 10 Reasons the Listicle Is Effective for Digital Pedagogy. Educause review. link] The authors say "The listicle is a strong pedagogical method for faculty to communicate with students, either about the curriculum, through specific assignments/goals, or regarding technology use in the course.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
    [Blogs] RUSA to become open access
    Using a Qualitative Approach to Look Beyond Statistics (pages 257-268) (so this should complement the JAL article I blogged yesterday on "Academic Information-Seeking and Help-Seeking Practices") The home page is at [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: large daisies. Reference and User Services Quarterly , official journal of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, will go open access from its Autumn 2017 issue.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
    [Blogs] My New Column – Please Sign Up!
    appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post My New Column – Please Sign Up! Hi Searchblog readers. I know it’s been a while.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
    [Blogs] My policies
    Read this blog, instead. Apparently, with an expectation that I’ll blog it. Somehow, people think this blog is for PR. I used to get a lot of offers to either receive or write blog posts. Like most of you, I get a lot of requests for a lot of things. Too many, really. So I’ve had to put in policies to be able to cope.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog>> ISKO Singapore Events and Resources
    ISKO Singapore continues to run its monthly series of events around topics in knowledge organisation and knowledge management – some nice events coming up: UPCOMING EVENTS. August 8th-9th ISKO Singapore is supporting the Asia Pacific KM Summit which will take place in Yogyakarta and has some great speakers, including David Gurteen, Nick Milton, and our own Gopinathan R. ISKO members are eligible for a 10% discount on the conference fees. link].
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog>> Developing a KM Maturity Assessment that Supports Action Planning
    I have always been very cautious about KM Maturity Assessments. They carry a lot of assumptions about how KM should be implemented, that may not always be true for everybody. They often have features that get in the way of action planning that really matches the need of the organisation concerned. They can just be paper exercises to support a check-box mentality rather than supporting a real capability development.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Blogs] The adventure of a lifetime with the love of my life
    I’ve written elsewhere here on the blog about some of that, so won’t hash it out again. It all started off innocently enough. It was a month or so into the semester when a cute girl in the International Relations and Comparative Politics class I was taking changed seats and started sitting next to me. I’d like to think she moved because she wanted to sit by me, but the truth was she just wanted to get away from the person next to whom she had been sitting.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Blogs] Unveiling the Specifics of ‘Unsubscribe’ for Email Marketers
    Your ‘unsubscribe’ landing page should emphasize alternative communication options such as social media networks and your company blog. Email unsubscribe is one of the most dreadful things for any email marketer. After all the hard work you put into a campaign, it is particularly annoying to get your emails unsubscribed. According to Mailjet , if your unsubscribe rate is below 1%, you are said to be within the industry norm.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
    [Blogs] more than mere digital transformation
    Hatcher Blog. Is the automation of what has traditionally been human work inevitable? I know what you’re thinking – there’s some things that robots can do well, but there’s a lot of things that they can’t, and it will be a long, long time before they can match or outperform humans in these tasks. Construction, food preparation, agriculture, mining, manufacturing… while many of these jobs can be automated, my job absolutely cannot be taken by a robot.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Blogs] filter failure is not acceptable
    Self-published works, like blogs, can contribute to official documents like white papers and brochures. Fake news. PR hype. Content marketing. Advertorials. Click bait. Propaganda. Doublespeak. Newspeak. Yellow journalism. Shock jocks. Post-truth. Phishing. Digital information comes from all directions, and much of it from dubious sources or with the intent to misinform. Today, it is just too easy to create, replicate, and share digital information. As a result, we are enveloped in it.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Blogs] Final update on #i3rgu
    A few last links to do with the i3 conference held in Aberdeen, Scotland, last month.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog>> Interview by Ana Neves on Knowledge Audits, Evaluation and Organisation Culture
    I was honoured to be interviewed by Ana Neves of Social Now – see the interview on LinkedIn here
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017
    [Blogs] Dear Professor
    I call it “Dear Student” culture, for the truly awful blog that was a part of the Chronicle of Higher Ed for a while. I knew something was very wrong toward the end of Freshman year at Wesleyan. I’d begun to withdraw from the circle of friends I’d become so close to over the year that two of them came home with me over Spring Break. I either couldn’t fall asleep at all or slept 12 or more hours a day.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017
    [Blogs] Writing For Learning: Patti Shank book
    I note, by the way, that my readability index for this blog always falls too high according to her standards ;). While I ordinarily refuse (on principle, otherwise I’d get swamped and become a PR hack; and I never promise a good review), I acquiesced to Patti Shank’s offer of a copy of her new book Write and Organize for Deeper Learning.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog>> Re-branding KM
    I will elaborate on this concept in a series of blogs over the coming weeks and months. KM per se is not a sexy term - when speaking to others, particularly those I’m keen on building relationships with, flaunting the term ‘KM’ does not often jump-start inspiring and enthralling conversations - more the opposite! I believe that in repositioning what KM brings to an organisation under a new mantra or title can kick-start much more exciting and relevant conversations.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog>> Re-inventing KM
    KM per se is not a sexy term - when speaking to others, particularly those I’m keen on building relationships with, flaunting ‘KM’ does not often jump-start inspiring and enthralling conversations. What I believe is by repositioning what KM can bring to an organisation under a new mantra can kick-start much more exciting and relevant conversations. My name for KM concepts?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Blogs] Mostly not blogging at #cilipconf17 ;-)
    Also our students will have some blog posts on the iSchool blog so I will link to them in due course. I am on the exhibition stand for the University of Sheffield Information School , together with a team of students, to connect with iSchool students and recruit more students ;-) - at the CILIP Conference 2017, taking place in Manchester, UK today. Left to right in the photo are: me, Itzelle Medina, Lucy Sinclair, Jaimee McRoberts, Erica Brown and Hannah Beckitt.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
    [Blogs] Rudaí 23: open 23 Things course begins in September #Rudai23
    "23 Things" initiatives started some time ago, using open tools like blogs to help librarians learn about using Web 2.0 Topics include: blogging (as is common with 23 Things inititaives, participants are expected to blog their reflections and experience), image banks, communicating visually, infographics, networking and collaboration tools, professional brand, Personal Data Management, podcasts, advocacy, and evaluating information: reflective practice is encouraged throughout.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Blogs] Full Fact - fact checking #i3rgu
    For a key TV debate they were based in the studio, tweeting and blogging to provide a factual commentary. Today's keynote, earlier this morning, from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen. was Amy Sippitt (Research and Impact Manager, Full Fact ) Sippitt started by talking about how a false statistic about the percentage of people aged under 18 who were engaged in knife crime, and how this overestimate (roughly doubling) led in the end to a law being introduced.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Blogs] Instructional Librarians Talk about the #ACRLFramework #i3rgu
    This is the framework [link] (mentioned many times on this blog!). The presenters then explained some of the background to the Framework: since regular blog readers will have heard more than enough about that, I will just mention that the move from the old ACRL IL standards to the less prescriptive Framework was described and the core frames presented (they can be seen at the link above).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Blogs] Exploring Youth Information-Seeking Behaviour @netchildren #i3rgu
    The data set they were using was funded 2011-2014, and was a sister project to UK Kids Online (which I've blogged about before). I'm liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen. The first session this afternoon was authored by Dr Leanne Bowler, Professor Heidi Julien and Dr Leslie Haddon (presented by Bowler and Julien): Exploring Youth Information-Seeking Behaviour and Mobile Technologies Through a Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data: Methodological Approaches.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Blogs] FocusOn Learning reflections
    If you follow this blog (and you should :), it was pretty obvious that I was at the FocusOn Learning conference in San Diego last week (previous 2 posts were mindmaps of the keynotes). And it was fun as always. Here are my reflections on what happened a bit more, as an exercise in meta-learning. There were three themes to the conference: mobile, games, and video.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
    [Blogs] Connecting People Connecting Ideas and digital ways #CPCINapier
    He also looked at the various studies (again including a Pew study that I think I blogged here) that showed that people with different poltical opinions consumed and shared different media, with not a huge overlap. Today I’m at a seminar at Napier University, Scotland, organised by Professor Hazel Hall and Frances Ryan. It’s called Connecting People Connecting Ideas , and is focused on sharing ideas for research and identifying priorities.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
    [Blogs] Christine Bruce: Building information and learning experiences through partnerships
    Another talk very relevant to this blog was Interdisciplinarity, co-teaching, and information literacy from Elena Berg, Antonio Lopez, Linda Martz and Michael Stoepel Links at [link]. The AMICAL Consortium held its 2017 annual meeting and conference on 17–20 May at the American College of Thessaloniki, Greece with the theme of Centering on learning: Partnerships and professional development among librarians, faculty and technologists.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
    [Blogs] Uber Does Not Equal The Valley
    The post Uber Does Not Equal The Valley appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post Uber Does Not Equal The Valley appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Now that the other shoe has dropped, and Uber’s CEO has been (somewhat) restrained, it’s time for the schadenfreude. Given Uber’s remarkable string of screwups and controversies, it’s coming in thick , in particular from the East coast.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017
    [Blogs] New #openaccess articles:@JInfoLit anniversary issue: information literacy theory, discipline, learning and more!
    The tenth anniversary of the open access journal Journal of Information Literacy has been celebrated with a bumper issue (volume 11 issue 1) of articles by information literacy experts from around the world.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
    [Blogs] Evil design?
    We now return you to our regularly scheduled blog topics. This is a rant, but it’s coupled with lessons. . I’ve been away, and one side effect was a lack of internet bandwidth at the residence. In the first day I’d used up a fifth of the allocation for the whole time (> 5 days)! So, I determined to do all I could to cut my internet usage while away from the office.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Blogs] Is Humanity Obsolete?
    appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post Is Humanity Obsolete? image. Upon finishing Yuval Harari’s Homo Deus , I found an unwelcome kink in my otherwise comfortably adjusted frame of reference. It brought with it the slight nausea of a hangover, a lingering whiff of jet exhaust from a hard night, possibly involving rough psychedelics.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
    [Blogs] The Helper's Dilemma: Issues facing International Development
    With generalized reciprocity, the receiver does not need to reciprocate to the specific individual (organization or country) that provided help, but is expected to reciprocate to others in the larger community, perhaps at some delayed time. . I wrote a blog post, “Pay It Forward” in which I attempted to design help built on the principal of generalized reciprocity. The development sector is struggling with the “Helper’s Dilemma.”
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    [Blogs] The Internet Big Five Is Now The World’s Big Five
    The post The Internet Big Five Is Now The World’s Big Five appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post The Internet Big Five Is Now The World’s Big Five appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    [Blogs] owning your data
    Instead, I harvest the best tweets I have found and curate these every two weeks as Friday’s Finds posted on this blog for safekeeping. The more posts you write, the more important your blog becomes. Now with almost 3,000 posts and many more comments, my blog is much more valuable than it was 10 years ago. I have said that my blog provides for four C’s: Creation, Contextualization, Connection, Co-creation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Blogs] integrating personal knowledge mastery
    In our original blog post on connected learning, we shared three facets of learning: professional homes, learning communities and personal learning networks. To avoid a backlog of blogs to read later, it’s better to create a plan to harness the information flow and actually learn something. Information you gather from online sources can be shared with other parents at play dates, get togethers, support groups or on personal blogs.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Blogs] Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems: A Book Review of Collaborative Intelligence By Richard Hackman
    In this blog post I’ve reported on the six issues that Hackman says cause 60% of team effectiveness. There are many insightful researchers and theorist who come from other disciplines, but have much to offer knowledge managers. Richard Hackman is one of those. Hackman, a Harvard University Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology, is an acknowledged expert on teams and teamwork.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
    [Blogs] Online journal club discussion: 11 May: school libraries, political information and information literacy provision #ILread
    Join us on 11 May 2017 at at 8pm UK time (3pm US EST) for a blog-post online discussion of: Smith, L. Participants aim to read at least some of the article in advance, then come along at 8pm UK time and join in the discussion by adding comments to the blog post. 2016). School libraries, political information and information literacy provision: findings from a Scottish study. Journal of Information Literacy , 10(2), 3-25.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017
    [Blogs] Dear Facebook…Please Give Me Agency Over The Feed
    The post Dear Facebook…Please Give Me Agency Over The Feed appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post Dear Facebook…Please Give Me Agency Over The Feed appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Like you, I am on Facebook. In two ways, actually. There’s this public page , which Facebook gives to people who are “public figures.”
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
    [Blogs] Using Interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Communities to Facilitate Real Talk about Information Literacy
    link] Also I cannot resist mentioning first-author Jason Vance's wonderful blog about the lives and deaths of library staplers: [link] The ACRL 2017 conference proceedings (at [link] ) include numerous other information literacy papers (in pdf form) e.g. - Information Literacy’s Influence on Undergraduates’ Learning and Development: Results from a Large Multi-institutional Study by Kevin Fosnacht - What Counts as Knowledge?
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Blogs] Ads. Grrr.
    appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post Ads. Cross posted on Medium ). I honestly didn’t want to say this, but. I did have other things to do tonight than write about advertising. Again. But g’damn, folks. Can we get our s**t together? I know Google thinks it is doing something about it. But that Chrome feature you call ad blocking?
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog>> Practitioner Guidelines for Knowledge Audits
    These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT. a)Framing: Examine the organisation’s structure, and the distinct functions of each department. Get hold of the department business process workflows.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017
    [Blogs] Innovation Thoughts
    And I promised to write a blog post about it, and I’ve finally received the list of thoughts, so here are my reflections. As an aside, I’ve written separate articles on L&D innovation recently for both CLO magazine and the Litmos blog so you can check those out, too. Sutton and Huggy Rao ( blogged ).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Blogs] simplifying the complexity
    I have explained this project in detail ( video ) and how I was able to make connections with people in my network as well as access the materials I had curated over the years and saved to my blog and other retrievable media. Complex Problems. I like complex problem-solving.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Blogs] Top 10 Tools for @C4LPT 2017
    WordPress is my blogging tool (what I’m using here), and serves both as a thinking tool (if I write it out, it forces me to process it), but it’s also a share tool (obviously). Jane Hart is running her annual Top 100 Tools for Learning poll (you can vote too), and here’s my contribution for this year.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Blogs] Please, Let’s Not Go There Again
    The post Please, Let’s Not Go There Again appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post Please, Let’s Not Go There Again appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Here’s a top-of-my-head rundown of all the s**t going down that promises to take us forty years back, to a time when, well…you decide what kind of time it was. Women had to fight for basic rights. Anyone remember “women’s lib”?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [Blogs] Syrian Scots information literacy way-finding practices: final day of #lilac17
    Project blog: [link] " Photo by Pam McKinney: Swansea, 2017. Here's the first of Pam McKinney's reports about the final day of the LILAC conference. Pam writes: " Dr Konstatina Martzoukou from Robert Gordon University spoke about her Information Literacy Group funded project Syrian Scots information literacy way-finding practices: phase 1 research findings. The presentation focuses on the findings from a research project with Syrian refugees who refer to themselves as "new Scots".
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Blogs] Meet the judges for the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace awards
    Learn more about Eloquor , connect with Stacy on LinkedIn , follower her on Twitter , or via her blog. She writes the Essential SharePoint blog for NetworkWorld. We’re thrilled to be able to announce our guest judges for this year’s Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards , which are currently open for entries (closing 19 May 2017). Each year we ensure we have an international judging panel of intranet experts representing both consultants and practitioners.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Blogs] Information and digital literacy provision at the University of Sheffield #lilac17
    Student ambassadors were paired with librarians to co-develop a programme of workshops,for example a blogging workshop, and a workshop on finding and using images. Students shared their experiences of becoming knowledge creators through writing blogs.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
    [Blogs] Pick Up the Phone and Call.
    appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post Pick Up the Phone and Call. cross posted from NewCo Shift ). People in business who like to Get S**t Done fall in love with each version of The New. When I was a kid, new was the the Apple II. Then the IBM PC, digital phones and voice mail, the Mac — oh God, the Mac! — word word processing, email, the cell phone, the Internet — mmmmm, the Internet! — and
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog>> Knowledge Audits in Practice - Report on Global Survey
    Let me thank the 150 respondents from all over who generously responded to my survey on knowledge audit perceptions and experiences. Some very useful insights from the responses, which I summarise below. The detailed report can be found in the attached pdf. Many of you expressed willingness to be contacted – I will be working on the interview plan over the coming weeks.Thanks again for all your help! Main Insights: 1.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Blogs] Bad Policy Makes Us Sick. Business Must Lead Us Back.
    appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post Bad Policy Makes Us Sick. Business Must Lead Us Back. Cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Walking around Disneyland with my daughter the other night, I found myself face to face with one of our country’s most intractable taboos. Disneyland is still awesome for me, as a kid from 1970s LA. Truly magical.).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
    [Blogs] Conceptions of school libraries and the role of school librarians: findings from case studies of primary schools in Lahore
    I will blog the full issue on Monday, but first I'll highlight an article by Syeda Batool and me ;-) It presents some results from her PhD work here at the Sheffield iSchool: Syeda (pictured) is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Management at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. The latest issue of the open access journal Information Research is a bumper one, including proceedings from two conferences as well as the usual articles.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Blogs] The dangers of the backchannel: my observations from the #ACRL2017 hashtag
    Erin Leach from Constructive Summer: Building the Unified Library Scene (one of my favorite blogs) wrote this about the Twitter backchannel at ACRL 2017: I had a real love/hate relationship with the social media back channel at this event. The awesome Zoe Fisher (who has one of my other favorite blogs) had a very valid criticism she shared on Twitter at ACRL blow up big time.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017
    [Blogs] Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies #critlib
    Apologies for not blogging the very first issue of the open access Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies more promptly! It came out last month, and this issue includes articles of particular relevance to information literacy: - Contextualizing Information Behavior: A Methodological Approach by Nicole Marie Gaston - Critical Pedagogy In Libraries: A Unified Approach by Melissa M.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog-post journal club: Flipping the classroom in business and education one-shot sessions #ILread
    The next blog-post journal club takes place on 30 March 2017 at 8pm UK time (3pm US Eastern time, 12 noon Pacific time). link] The authors have written an introduction and posed some questions for the blog-post discussion. The article is: Cohen, M.E., Poggiali, J., Lehner-Quam, A., Wright, R. & West, R. 2016). Flipping the classroom in business and education one-shot sessions: a research study. Journal of Information Literacy, 10 (2), 40-63.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Blogs] It’s Time For Facebook to Start Making Media
    The post It’s Time For Facebook to Start Making Media appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post It’s Time For Facebook to Start Making Media appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. There’s only one company that can possibly spin media gold on Facebook. And that’s Facebook. Round and round and round goes the debate —  Facebook’s not a media company , Facebook’s not a traditional media company , Facebook’s a new kind of media company.
  • CONNECTING 2 THE WORLD  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017
    [Blogs] Some changes to the blog
    I have decided to start blogging on a regular basis again. Over the last few years, I have moved away from blogging to focus on my academic career. However, I have decided to move back to focusing on my professional career, opening up my research for more public venues such as my blogs. 2) I am working on a few research and teaching projects which I will highlight on this blog. 3) I will be starting a new blog next month called University to the Workplace.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
    [Blogs] #Citation Compass
    A rather nice citation tool that was mentioned today in the blog post journal club conversation with Torunn Skofsrud Boger and Hanne Dybvik just now: the Citation Compass. I like the fact that it is all in one page: when you click on type of material (e.g. online thesis, book with one author) it pops up with the format for in text citation, reference citation and also how you would add it in EndNote. It was created by Norwegan librarians, but is in English.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
    [Blogs] Microdesign
    This came up again in a recent conversation, and I had a further thought (which of course I have to blog about ;). There’s been a lot of talk about microlearning of late – definitions , calls for clarity , value propositions, etc – and I have to say that I’m afraid some of it (not what I’ve linked to) is a wee bit facile. Or, at least, conceptually unclear. And I think that’s a problem.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Blogs] Blog>> Survey on Knowledge Audits
    I’m currently working on a book about knowledge audits and knowledge mapping. I’d like to get a better sense of the variety of understandings of knowledge audits that exists out in the professional community. Here’s a short survey that should take between 10 and 20 minutes of your time – do take it, and recommend it to others. Responses are anonymous, but if you leave your email address, I will share the survey results when completed. Thank you!
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Blogs] Information Literacy Journal Club: 16 March: An assessment of library instruction: #ILRead
    The next blog-post information literacy journal club discussion will be on 16 March at 8pm UK time (4pm US EST, 9pm Norwegian time). Participants aim to read at least some of the article in advance, then come along at 8pm BST and join in the discussion by adding comments to the starter blog post, where Torunn Skofsrud Boger has provide an introduction, at [link].
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017
    [Blogs] gamers, artists, and citizens
    Note: This post is a combination of 2 older posts and was originally published on LinkedIn but I moved it back to my blog due to technical issues with LinkedIn. Gamers. Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete. But we often continue with the same habits until something goes wrong. Few of us do the equivalent of ‘looking under the hood’.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
    [Blogs] What We Know About Making Enterprise Social Networks Successful Today
    While wikis and blogs were the first genuine contemporary social software used in businesses (groupware, and arguably e-mail were actually the very first social tools), it was the social networking model that ultimately became the leading one. It’s a little hard to believe that it’s been over ten years now since the first early enterprise social networks (ESN) emerged on the market to make their initial forays into our organizations.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Blogs] #DayofFacts
    src=hash , here's an example of a Storify https://storify.com/NatureMuseum/day-of-facts and some thoughtful commentary from Barbara Fister at https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/matter-facts It was also picked up e.g. by the Washington Post Kaplan, S. Friday 17 February was designated #dayofFacts , with library and museum staff tweeting facts, as a resistance to "alternative facts".
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