• HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Practice] professional learner’s toolkit
    I have used Jane’s framework to look at my own practice. I am also active in communities of practice hosted on Slack and SocialCast. Jane Hart describes a Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit as having several components: resources, networks, devices, etc. Browser & Search Engine: I use three browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome) and two search engines ( StartPage & DuckDuckGo ).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Practice] perspectives on new work – synopsis
    Perhaps, in the future, it will no longer be meaningful to conceptualize work as jobs or even as organizational (activity) structures in the manner practiced by the firms of today. Perspectives on new work: Exploring emerging conceptualizations , edited by Esko Kilpi , was released by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra in August 2016. I received a copy last week and found it a comprehensive read on the future of work. The PDF can be downloaded for free at: Sitra.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Practice] Industry Leaders Conversation: Change, Culture, and Learning #KMWorld
    Would there have been a different outcome at Wells Fargo if there were a KM-organized forum for employees to express their concerns about business practices that did not align with the company’s mission statement? . . . . . . . Mary Abraham took these notes on a panel discussion I was on at KM World .
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Practice] how we learn – review
    Carey also debunks the power of focused repetition (drill & practice), upon which much formal education and training is based. The mixing of items, skills, or concepts during practice, over the long term, seems to help us not only see the distinctions between them but also to achieve a clearer grasp of each one individually. Piotr Wozniak looked at spaced practice in learning a new language and developed an algorithm that became a software program called SuperMemo.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Practice] Recent articles: public libraries and infolit; how well do librarians cite
    Reference and User Services Quarterly is now open access, and volume 57 number 1, 2017 includes: - For Your Enrichment: Developing a Reflective Practice Template for Citation Management Software Instruction - Steven D. Milewski, Jeanine M. Williamson - Information Literacy and Instruction: For Your Information: Using Information Literacy in Public Libraries - Sonnet Ireland - Giving Credit: How Well Do Librarians Cite and Quote Their Sources?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Practice] #ECIL2018 call for papers - and 4000th blog post!
    There are various options: full-papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, special sessions, and doctoral forum. For my four thousandth post on this blog I announce the call for papers for the European Conference on Information Literacy. This is due to take place September 24-27, 2018, in Oulu, Finland. Information Literacy in Everyday Life is the main theme (e.g.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Practice] Revisiting 70:20:10
    If we can do the job right in the 10, and then similarly ensure good practices around the 20 and the 70, we’ll get people up the curve. Last week, the Debunker Club (led by Will Thalheimer) held a twitter debate on 70:20:10 (the tweet stream can be downloaded if you’re curious). In ‘attendance’ were two of the major proponents of 70:20:10, Charles Jennings and Jos Arets.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
    [Practice] Rules for AI
    Still, there are strong reasons to consider the impact on the people being affected, not least humanitarian, but also practical. So, for instance, if you create a really intriguing simulated avatar for practicing soft skills, but you’re still not really providing a good model to guide performance, and good examples, you’re either requiring considerable more practice or risking an inappropriate emergent model.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017
    [Practice] Events: The Innovative Teacher; Introduction to Design Thinking; New Directions in Information Literacy
    Information at [link] Also Library Juice Academy online (asychronous) courses coming up in November include: - Introduction to Design Thinking (Carli Spina) US $175 - Informal Learning in the Academic Library (Lauren Hays and Teresa Slobuski) US $175 - Online Instructional Design and Delivery (Mimi O'Malley) US $250 - New Directions in Information Literacy: Growing Our Teaching Practices (Andrea Baer) US $250 Details at [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: Michaelmas daisies, October 2017.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Practice] Intranets2018 is dead, long live #DEX!
    Step Two has been a key player in these changes, providing best practice insights and assistance, as we have for the last 20+ years. When we launched Intranets2011 , it was the first of its kind in Australia. Taking on ideas from around the globe, this conference started off with a bang. For seven years , it’s stood as one of the best conferences in the world, and we’ve been honoured to run it.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Practice] It’s a Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s a User Champion
    She must be a flexible visionary, a practical expert, a skilled negotiator and motivator, a far-sighted decision-maker, and a committed, accountable, all-in leader. Because they are strategic thinkers, the user champion can also align individual wishes with department best practices and corporate priorities. Like a superhero created when the contents of two beakers accidentally combine, a powerful hybrid has emerged in the software development world: the user champion.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017
    [Practice] democracy, data, and intelligence
    This would have to guarantee informational self-determination, not only theoretically, but also practically, because it is a precondition for us to lead our lives in a self-determined and responsible manner.” Social media platforms may extend global participation and can be a force for better understanding but often emotions trump reason in an online world of constant outrage.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Practice] MIL in Latin America, CIS, China, Sweden #globalmilweek
    Strands of ML research included: developing ML theory and focusing on ML practice (including looking at ML education in schools and teacher training). Course work consists of a report on a practical MIL project and a wiki-page demonstrating critical skills. The last plenary at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference is on Incorporating MIL in education policies and other social policies and programmes.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Practice] Resetting MIL; MIL in China #globalmilweek
    MIL educational practice was identified as "lacking sustainability" (relying on the interest of those managing the school). The second plenary session at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference was on Resetting MIL in the present information and media landscape. I was liveblogging, but the wifi connection went down, so this posting has been delayed, sorry. Zhang Kai (Media Education Research Center, Communication University of China) talked about Research on MIL in China.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Practice] systems thinking
    These are practical tools to improve anyone’s practice of personal knowledge mastery and I look forward to the rest of the posts in the series. Leyla Acaroglu has an excellent post on Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking. “In
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Practice] Avoid reinventing the wheel by joining the Intranet Leadership Forum
    It meets face-to-face four times in a year, with a mix of facilitated discussions, best practice presentations and outside experts. We have a real passion for helping intranet and digital workplace teams succeed. This is why ten years ago we established the Intranet Leadership Forum , the professional community for intranet teams. We think the ILF is one of the best things we’ve ever done.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Practice] Addressing Changes
    If we can make practical use of AR, what would we do with it? Yesterday, I listed some of the major changes that L&D needs to acknowledge. What we need now is to look at the top steps that need to be taken. As serious practitioners in a potentially valuable field, we need to adapt to the changing environment as much as we need to assist our charges to do so. So what’s involved? We need to get a grasp on technology affordances.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Practice] Acknowledging Changes
    In short, our practices are out of date. There are a serious number of changes that are affecting organizations. We’re seeing changes in the information flow, in technology, and in what we know about ourselves. Importantly, these are things that L&D needs to acknowledge and respond to. What are these changes? It’s old news that things are happening faster. We’re being overwhelmed with information, and that rate is accelerating.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
    [Practice] the medium is the message
    Management is a technology [“Technology is the application of organized and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.” Hossein Derakhsahn states that with social media platforms like Facebook , “The very idea of knowledge itself is in danger” He goes on to describe how the web started as a text-based medium but has flipped into a new form of broadcast television. “Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] myths, markets, & mistakes
    That doesn’t necessarily mean that you should cut out anything that isn’t practical or directly relevant to your life. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Data will lead you wrong if you pay attention to that and don’t pay attention to people. ” — Bozoma St John via @MarkFederman. KevinDoyleJones : “Markets are collective consenual reality.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
    [Practice] leadership is helping make the network smarter
    Servant leaders help to set the context around them and build consensus around emergent practices. Organizations face more complexity in the type of work they do, the problems they face, and the markets they interact with. This is due to increasing connections between everyone and everything. To deal with this complexity, organizations should loosen hierarchies and strengthen networks.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Practice] cities and the future of work
    These associations could also be described as communities of practice – self-forming groups of engaged citizens. The smart citizen is connected: to communities of practice, extended social networks, the community, and society. Edinburgh: literacy, empiricism, practicality. It is learning through communities of practice and knowledge networks, which we have to engage with to make collective sense. A good community of practice changes our practice.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
    [Practice] distributing power for the network era
    It is more like a community of practice, with strong and weak social ties. A certain amount of command and control, exercised through a hierarchy is often necessary to get work done. I suggest temporary, negotiated hierarchies so that teams can form and re-form depending on what needs to be done. Reorganization can be inherent in the enterprise structure and not a cataclysmic event that happens only when management systems fail.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Practice] London was a blast, now the #IDWawards come to Australia
    It was practically a mini-conference in it’s own right, and everyone had a blast! London hosted the first of our global roadshow events for the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards. We had a packed room, with all nine European winners on hand to talk through what they’d done. Next up are our Australian and USA events , and we still have room to squeeze in a few more folks. Feel free to bring along a friend, or two.). The dates are as follows: Sydney (October 18).
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Practice] The ballad of the sad instruction librarian
    So I apologize & say most of us have developed reflective & skilled pedagogical practices, but I’m full of s**t, aren’t I? LIS 5105 Communities of Practice (variable content areas). LIS 5787 Fundamentals of Metadata Theory and Practice. It’s been a busy Fall term so far and I haven’t had much time to spend on Twitter, but I usually check it first thing every morning.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Practice] Radical Coherency
    And that latter is important, as best practices won’t transfer unless they’re abstracted and recontextualized. It’s a campaign that needs an initial focus, and a plan to successfully integrate it into practice first, and then to scale it to both shift practice and culture. Tied to my last post about insufficient approaches, I was thinking again about the Coherent Organization . Coherency is powerful, but it could be a limiting metaphor.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Practice] Online course: Engaging with the #ACRLFramework
    From 16 October 2017 to 17 November 2017 there is a new online course: Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Practice] Simple Insufficiency
    So you need a concrete focus to start, some problem you’re working on that you’ll do in the new way, and practice the processes and develop the competencies and culture as you go. As things get more complex, organizations are looking to get more agile. And they’re looking at a wide variety of approaches in different areas. It can be agile, digital transformation, design thinking, and more. And, by and large, these are all good things. And all of them are quite simply insufficient.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Practice] Call for proposals: emergent literacies in academic libraries
    We are interested in innovative interpretations and intersectional research around ideas, theory, and practice." The (priced) journa l Reference Services Review is seeking authors to write on the theme of emergent literacies in academic libraries. Articles in this issue will explore emergent literacies, intersections of multiple literacies, and ideas around the language used to describe, implement, and assess these literacies.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Practice] In Digital Transformation, The Art-of-the-Possible and Average Practice Are Diverging
    This herd mentality of digital actually has numerous causes: Proven best practices for digital are too few and far between, successful experiments are often hoarded for competitive motivations, digital innovators by definition take on often untenable risks we’d prefer to avoid, and perhaps most of all, we are still trying to get used to the rapid pace of learning that digital requires to stay abreast.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Practice] Two good books on learning
    In addition to the existing good books out there (Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn , Patti Schank’s new series, e.g. her book on Practice & Feedback , & Brown, et al’s Make it Stick ), I was pointed to two others. He includes practical implications and maintains a motivating style to help others to put the practice advice to work. And those details, specifically are about deliberate practice. .
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
    [Practice] Mundanities
    Everyone uses this practice. This post is late, as my life has been a little less reflective, and a little more filled with some mundane issues. There’re some changes here around the Quinnstitute, and they take bandwidth. For a small update on these mundanities with some lessons: First, I moved office from the side of the house back to the front.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    [Practice] adapting to life in perpetual beta
    In 2003 I started my consulting practice and soon after, this blog. So, in a nutshell, I work with individuals, organizations, and public policy influencers to develop practical ways to adapt to the technological, demographic, and societal changes facing us today. Twenty years ago I was finishing my Master’s thesis on learning in the information technology workplace. A significant part of my research relied on the work of Marshall McLuhan, especially his laws of media.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
    [Practice] Food logging and information literacy @iSchoolPam - Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    My colleague at the iSchool and fellow liveblogger, Pamela McKinney presented on Food Logging: a Practice-Based Exploration of an Information Literacy Landscape (coauthored with Andrew Cox and Paula Goodale) last week. Pam and her researcher colleagues found that there was a variety of practice in food logging: for example There were different motivations: participants might be interested in their bodies, or were interested in gadgets.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Practice] Organizational terms
    cough* ;), and developing the practices and the infrastructure, then spreading, has been shown to be better than a top-down initiative. And , it flies in the face of much of management and HR practices. Listening to a talk last week led me to ponder the different terms for what it is I lobby for. The goal is to make organizations accomplish their goals, and to continue to be able to do so.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Practice] Keep the Kitchen Cabinets from Overflowing
    Next, I’ll talk about some best practices for enterprise taxonomies. What to do now: Immediate needs,” in Enterprise Taxonomy Governance: Practical Advice for Building and Maintaining Your Enterprise Taxonomy (Volume 1). Process,” in Enterprise Taxonomy Governance: Practical Advice for Building and Maintaining Your Enterprise Taxonomy (Volume 1). Don’t laugh. I’m sure you’ve done this before.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Practice] Plan your intranet enhancements with data and wisdom
    In each category, we score your intranet against best-practice criteria. What you need is more than just a scorecard that says “you got 60%, try harder” Your team is looking for practical advice on what improvements to make , drawn from intranet best practices. Our work is always practical: we have to give recommendations that work in the real world, within complex and political organisations.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Practice] intellectual craftsmanship
    In summarizing his chapter on intellectual craftsmanship, Wright Mills puts forth eight precepts and cautions, which are applicable to the practice of PKM. I was recently referred to a most interesting article, Intellectual Craftsmanship , via Nicole Martin who had recently completed my PKM Workshop. It is a part of C. Wright Mills’ larger work, The Sociological Imagination (1959).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
    [Practice] Digital Literacy in the Workplace
    Topics of the day are: The role digital literacy has in the workplace; Digital literacy experiences - what we know and what we think we know; Cross-sectoral case studies; The impact of digital literacy on staff development; Building good practice and developing digital literacy strategies Go to [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: beach, Saint-Malo, France. The UKeiG has organised a one-day event in London, UK, on 15 November 2017: Digital Literacy in the Workplace.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
    [Practice] Medical students information literacy self efficacy: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    Doctors must contiually engage in evidence based practice, and so need skills for lifelong learning, including IL. Ann de Meulemeester from Ghent University presented some of the research about information literacy for self efficacy, which highlighted the role that IL has in the academic curriculum and for lifelong learning. Their research has shown that new students' confidence level of their searching abilities is much higher than the reality.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] Transparency
    What you get are unique ideas that are practical and yet effective. It includes diversions to innovation, design, wisdom, performance support, and the like, because they’ve implications for practice. I believe that transparency is a good thing. It builds trust, as it makes it hard to hide things. And trust is important. So, in the spirit of transparency, it occurred to me to share a little bit about me and this blog.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] International Graduate Students in the United States: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    Information Practices and Library Perceptions of International Graduate Students in the United States was presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. Last session I'm liveblogging before lunch at the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France. 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
    [Practice] Evaluating Information Literacy Activity at a National Level: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    He started by drawing attention to initiatives in Scotland, such as the Scottish Information Literacy Community of Practice. The first slide shows what the Community of Practice had done in line with Horton's "commandments". 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.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] The Copenhagen Letter
    It is time to organize, and to hold each other accountable … We who have signed this letter will hold ourselves and each other accountable for putting these ideas into practice. I signed The Copenhagen Letter. Perhaps you should too, if you think that all people should control the technology that runs the world, not just the surveillance capitalists. Well, at least read it, please. To everyone. who shapes technology today.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] Vitenamese immigrants; international workshops; Street lighting industry; Open access book on infolit in Portuguese: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    They have responded by developing a book: chapters include an infolit self-evaluation framework, a smmary of existing models, best practice examples, material relatting to intergration of IL in the curriculum, and current and future trends/issues. This morning I presented on behalf of Dr Batool, a former PhD student, in a pecha kucha session at the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Practice] Keynote from Andrew Whitworth- Lessons from the Borg Cube: information literacy and the knowledge of difference. Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    Andrew then used the Star Trek villains "the Borg " to comment on information practices, and the need to be creative.The work of David Harvey was used to comment on the relationship between space, place and capital. An example was given of a local authority whose new office building radically altered both information and working practice, but not everyone found it a comfortable or easy place to work.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Practice] Information literacy for Masters dissertation students: Pam live blogs from #ECIL2017
    Dissertation advisors engage in reflective teaching practice in advice sessions, and this empowers students to engage in research. 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Practice] Health literacy education of women in an urban slum: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    The slide shown above means that there were good signs/practice in terms of diet, avoiding smoking and alcohol, education and breastfeeding (but not so much with the things listed on the right). 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.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Practice] our collective learnscape
    Almost all of these methods can be used by citizens to help our social networks, communities of practice, and work teams make sense together. In 2009 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that journalism is no longer the sole domain of professionals [my highlights]. [96] 96] A second preliminary question is what the new defence should be called. In arguments before us, the defence was referred to as the responsible journalism test.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Practice] Using a brain booth to promote metacognition: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    At the end of the session in which Pam and we're presenting at the I were presenting at the European Conference on Information Literacy , Katia Karadjova (coauthor Marissa Mourer) presented on Dare to share the silence: tools and practices of contemplative pedagogy in a library brain booth.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Practice] Information Literacy and the Future of Work: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    There was a research agenda for information literacy, and also implications for information literacy practice. 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. He said that he would concentrate in looking at the future of work and the implications for information literacy.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Practice] 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
    [Practice] After lunch at ECIL : Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Enhancing the Quality of the Library Processes – Benchmarking Workplace Information Literacy, Numeracy and Communication Practices in Two European University Libraries Jarmo Saarti and Nora Balagué This research study looks at the use of communication and management tools to support information literacy and numeracy in academic librarians in 2 universities, in Finland and in Spain. The interviews were then compared with the actual practice displayed by the indexers.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Practice] 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
    Mindful practices and reflection can counter these problems, and help students focus on tasks, choose quality over quantity, and enjoy learning more. 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Practice] Opening keynote: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    For example how does the organisation encourage people-centric networking through communities of practice. It is important for information professionals to work closely with other stakeholders in order to develop these information practices. IL in the workplace becomes strategic, meaningful, practical, agile, tool agnostic, contextual and hidden.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Practice] Bonnie Cheuk talks on workplace information literacy: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    She concluded by saying that IL in the workplace becomes strategic, meaningful, practical, agile, tools-agnostoc, contextual and hidden. I am liveblogging the opening keynote from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France. 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).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
    [Practice] preparing for perpetual beta
    Finding communities of practice, where we can safely test alternative ways of thinking and doing, becomes a priority. Professionals without communities to help them continuously refine their practice are at a real loss in this network/social era. In the long run, the more we contribute to our social networks and communities of practice, the more resilient we will make them and in return will weave a stronger social safety net for ourselves.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Practice] This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost.
    After all, empowering three major Federal regulatory bodies dedicated to old media advertising practices seems like an awful lot of liberal overkill, n’est ce pas? The post This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Facebook and Google’s advertising infrastructure is one of humanity’s most marvelous creations.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Practice] top tools 2017
    SocialCast : I have reconnected with the Change Agents Worldwide community of practice, and am spending more time sharing and learning on this platform. 9: Slack : This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack ‘communities of practice’: the essential space between work groups and social networks. Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Practice] Winners announced for the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards!
    The one outstanding winner which was agreed by all the judges: ANZ (Australia): A brilliantly-executed roll-out of an enterprise social network for a global bank with excellent levels of adoption achieved and business value delivered – a classic textbook example of good practice followed. Digital workplace and intranets continue to get more sophisticated and successful across all types of organisations.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Practice] “people are for caring”
    At the end of this experiment, which turned into a permanent practice, May concluded that you can learn when your mind is open, but it can hurt. Christian Madsbjerg concludes in his book, Sensemaking : “What are people for? Algorithms can do many things, but they will never actually give a damn. People are for caring.”. How can we understand the complexity of human networks, especially when they are massaged by algorithms that drive our social media?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
    [Practice] Celebrating #videogamesday - information behaviour in computer gaming
    In- and Out-of-Character: The Digital Literacy Practices and Emergent Information Worlds of Active Role-Players in a New Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. The findings both confirm and expand upon previous work on the social aspects of digital literacy practices of MMORPG players.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Practice] New open access items: Curiosity & science literacy; developing a for-credit course; infolit in practice
    Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research , 12(1). Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research , 12(1). Two open access articles and a podcast! - Yu, S.H. 2017). Just Curious: How Can Academic Libraries Incite Curiosity to Promote Science Literacy?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Practice] hunters in the jungle
    Working for an organization gives them practical experience but it is from their extended social networks in the jungle that they understand their environment. The challenge for workers in what is becoming a freelance & gig economy is to survive in the global jungle. Work is moving toward temporary, negotiated hierarchies. The challenge for the modern organization is to have a flexible enough structure to let people move in and out of the jungle.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
    [Practice] More open access articles: Disabled in library one-shots; Cross collaborative supervision in nursing; Graduate research methods
    This article recommends best practices for teaching librarians who may need to make accommodations for the disabled while teaching these library classes, currently used at York’s library. link] (Abstract starts: "This article presents student experiences and learning outcomes in information literacy (IL) and evidence-based practice (EBP) following interdisciplinary supervision of their assignments by nurse educators, nurse supervisors and librarians in real clinical settings.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
    [Practice] Online learning articles: research guides; blended learning; frameworks
    Online Learning (OLJ) is the open-access official journal of the Online Learning Consortium. The latest issue (volume 21 issue 3, 2017 [link] ) includes: - Improving Digital Library Experiences and Support with Online Research Guides by Laura Brewer, Holly Rick, Karen A.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
    [Practice] Sensemaking and the power of the humanities
    Sensemaking is practical wisdom grounded in the humanities. What is Sensemaking? Christian Madsbjerg, in Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm , describes sensemaking as an interaction with fellow humans in the real world. We can think of sense making as as the exact opposite of algorithmic thinking: it is entirely situated in the concrete, while algorithmic thinking exists in a no-man’s land of information stripped of its specificity.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [Practice] Blog>> Is a Happy Worker a Productive Worker?
    Funny enough, most of these interventions borrow from the suite of Knowledge Management practices! 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.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
    [Practice] Extending Engagement
    To make a learning experience engaging, you need some additional things: knowing why this is of interest and relevance to practitioners, and putting that into the introduction, examples, and practice. With practice, that’s going to come with only a marginal overhead. Second, the practice is distributed across more intriguing contexts. This means that the practice will have higher motivation.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Practice] Building a “Speaking Up” Culture in Teams
    Participants are asked to bring with them a short critical incident, unrelated to their current team, so they have authentic situations for practice, rather than role play. . Day 1 – Learning and practicing the dialogue skills of Speaking Up. Day 2 – Practices for leading the culture of Speaking Up. Practice dialogue skills and ground rules in group discussion focused on a work-based topic identified by the team .
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Practice] #Copyright Literacy and Professional Education for Librarians #wlic2017
    The speaker felt that there should also be a core copyright class, incotporating a practical workshop element. Dragana Stolić (speaker) and Tatjana Brzulović Stanisavljević , University Library “Svetozar Marković” (Serbia) talked on Accredited Seminars as an Example of Good Educational Practice: Program ‘Copyright in Library and Information Science’ of the University Library ‘Svetozar Marković’ in Belgrade. There was good feedback, but asking for more practical material.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
    [Practice] TeachMeet 5 September, University of East Anglia
    At the end of the session we'll have a chance to reflect on the presentations as a group and how we might incorporate any new ideas into our own teaching practice." The Norfolk Teaching Librarians' Network is running a free TeachMeet on 5 September 2017 (1pm to 3:30pm) at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK. Presenters (10-minute presentations) are sought to share a teaching activity or idea.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
    [Practice] 3 E’s of Learning: why Engagement
    I think there are 3 major components for learning as a practical matter, and I lump these under the E’s: Effectiveness, Efficiency, & Engagement. So, if you make your learning – and here in particular I mean your introductions, examples, and practice – engaging, you’re addressing motivation, anxiety, and potentially optimizing the learning experience. It takes some understanding and practice to get systematically good at doing this.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Practice] Innovative Work Spaces
    While it sounds good in theory, it doesn’t work in practice. And this was being touted both on principled and practical grounds with positive outcomes. Jay cited practices like having informal spaces to converse, and putting the mail room and coffee room together to facilitate casual conversation. Innovation is about culture, practices, beliefs, and technology. I recently read that Apple’s new office plan is receiving bad press.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017
    [Practice] Labels, standardization, and missing the point
    So much promise when I first came across the concept and started practicing it in the late ’90s, it wasn’t long (early ’00s) before KM was mostly synonymous with document/content/information management. An inherently complex endeavor well suited to navigating uncertainty was turned into an attempt to capture knowledge as if it were some static thing, to turn every situation into something that can be solved with a past best practice.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017
    [Practice] A Book That Will Blow Your Mind About How to Make Use of The Knowledge in Organizations: A Review of An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization
    Each of the three companies showcased in this book have deliberate practices in place that are focused on development, and in each, those practices are quite different – clearly growing out of the context of the organization, not out of academic theory. Let me introduce you to just a few of the developmental practices at each of the companies discussed in the book. . One such practice is the Issues Log.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
    [Practice] 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
    [Practice] New articles: metacognitive strategies; mobile devices; help-seeking; student perceptions; social media use
    Where Students Start and What They Do When They Get Stuck: A Qualitative Inquiry into Academic Information-Seeking and Help-Seeking Practices Pages 224-231 - Attebury, R.I. The latest issue (volume 43, no. 3) of The Journal of Academic Librarianship (priced publication) includes: - Catalano, A. Development and Validation of the Metacognitive Strategies for Library Research Skills Scale. Pages 178-183 - Lau, K.P. et al.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
    [Practice] Calls for papers for iConference 2018 #iconf18
    Posters : the submission is a long abstract (effectively, a mini paper) - Workshops (half/full day): Submission is an abstract plus a 1000 word description - Sessions for Interaction and Engagement (SIEs) : which are interactive, but (basically) shorter than workshops: Submission is an abstract plus a 1000 word description There are also calls for submission to the iSchool Best Practices and iSchools and Industry Partnership tracks, the Doctoral Student Colloquium and the Early Career Colloquium.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
    [Practice] Student Success: open access journal
    This journal provides the opportunity to disseminate current research and innovative good practice about students’ tertiary learning experiences, which are supported by evidence. An Australian open access education journal worth monitoring if you work in Higher Education is: Student Success: A journal exploring the experiences of students in tertiary education.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
    [Practice] Blog>> ISKO Singapore Events and Resources
    Registration includes a copy of Paul’s new book: “Navigating the Minefield: A Practical KMCompanion” [link]. 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
    [Practice] Recent articles: information literacy everyday and in academia
    Information literacy: Empowerment or reproduction in practice? A few articles from the latest issue of the priced publication Journal of documentation - Martzoukou, K. and Abdi, E.S. 2017). Towards an everyday life information literacy mind-set: a review of literature. Journal of documentation , 73(4), 634 - 665. Open access version at [link] - Walton, G. and Cleland, J. 2017). A discourse analysis approach. Journal of documentation , 73(4), 582 - 594.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
    [Practice] Remote work – some thoughts
    I spoke at JiveWorld17 with one of our users telling the story of how we developed a Community of Practice for a global legal practice. Earlier this week on LinkedIn I saw “ The Rise and Fall of Working at Home ” listed in the “What people are talking about” section. I’ve been a remote worker for the last 10 years or so in several different positions, so I clicked through to see what people were saying. I have had great success as a remote worker.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017
    [Practice] the complexity of capitalism
    In Complex problems our practices are always evolving based on what we learn. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. alaindebotton : “Academia: an invention of genius to keep the brightest, most enquiring minds from tampering with the status quo. Paddocks for intellectuals.” ” Is Teal the new Black? Probably Not.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
    [Practice] Call: Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World
    Given the interest in metaliteracy as a model for preparing metaliterate learners as responsible participants in today’s divisive information environment, we are especially interested in expanding the conversation to educators who have developed successful metaliteracy teaching and learning theories and practices to resist these challenges. There is a call for chapters (20-25 pages) for a book to be coedited by Tom Mackey and Trudi E.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Practice] What is the Future of Work?
    We’re also hearing about new work practices such as teams , working (or reflecting ) out loud, and more. Similarly, we’re seeing a growing understanding of work practices that lead to new outcomes. And we even have new practices such as agile and design thinking that bring us closer to the actual problem. In short, we’re aligning practices more closely with how we think, work, and learn. Just what is the Future of Work about ?
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Practice] What you missed: presentations and highlights from Intranets2017
    Intranets with benefits: A practical framework for benefits realisation. Intranets2017 was three weeks ago, and we’ve now caught back up on some sleep. We had our best numbers yet, and the energy was running high from the first morning to the social evening, right through to the final informal drinks. A huge thanks to our wonderful speakers, who hailed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, and the USA.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Practice] Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Event
    This event will provide practical advice and hands-on sessions aimed at supporting health and public librarians in finding and sharing health information." On 16 August 2017 at Richmond Library, Greater London, UK, there is a one-day event Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Working for Public and Health Libraries. To attend (free) you need to become a member of one of the co-organiser organisationa, the Public and Mobile Libraries Group (PMLG) and Health Libraries Group (HLG).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Practice] Crash Course in Assessing Library Instruction
    Using Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation as a framework, we will discuss how to identify what you want to know and how to match your assessment need to the appropriate assessment technique, and practice assessing student artifacts using a sampling of methods. A four week, online asynchronous course run by Library Juice Academy , from August 7 2017 to September 1 2017, and costing US $175 is Crash Course in Assessing Library Instruction.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
    [Practice] New articles: information literacy; #ACRLframework; metacognition; values; critical approaches
    It includes: - Frame Works: Using Metaphor in Theory and Practice in Information Literacy by Wendy Holliday, pages 4-20 - Revisiting Metacognition and Metaliteracy in the ACRL Framework by Diane M. The latest issue of the Open access journal Communications in Information Literacy (volume 11, no. 1, 2017) is accessible at [link] A focus is the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017
    [Practice] Reflection ‘out loud’
    And practiced what I’m preaching ;). I am a fan of Show Your Work and Work Out Loud , but I’m wondering about whether they could mislead. Not that that’s the intent, of course, but they don’t necessarily include reflection, a critical component. I believe they care about it, but the phrase don’t implicitly require annotating your thoughts. And I think it’s important.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Practice] A Bad Tart
    I actually don’t mind if you want to tart up after you’ve done the work of making the skill practice meaningful. If you’re skipping the important practice design, you’re letting down your learners. PBL is ok when rote knowledge has to be drilled, or after you’ve done good practice design. Good learning requires a basis for intrinsic interest. The topic should be of interest to the learner, a priori or after the introduction.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
    [Practice] Final update on #i3rgu
    A few last links to do with the i3 conference held in Aberdeen, Scotland, last month.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
    [Practice] You should always follow the rules (except when you shouldn’t)
    Based on your understanding of the situation you develop several courses of action, based on rules or “good practices” that have worked to some degree in the past, and implement a course of action with the belief that you can accurately predict the outcome of implementing the course of action based on past experiences. Note: This post references concepts explained in the Cynefin framework. .
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017
    [Practice] Dear Professor
    They come in not knowing the “rules” of academia and discover that, in fact, different instructors can have very different rules and practices. 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017
    [Practice] Responsibility for #ACRLframework projects moves
    The projects incude: ACRL Framework Sandbox , ACRL Framework Toolkit , and the ACRL licensed workshop Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices , Framework discussion list and the Framework WordPress website.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017
    [Practice] Writing For Learning: Patti Shank book
    Practicing what she preaches, and using the book itself recursively as an example, she uses simple words and trimmed down prose to focus on what you need to know, and guidance to generalize it. She also has practice exercises to help make the material stick.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Practice] Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017: Marcia Conner
    Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. As a Senior Manager at Microsoft, she developed new training practices and wrote an accessible white paper on the deeper aspects of learning design. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Practice] Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017
    Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. As a Senior Manager at Microsoft , she developed new training practices and wrote an accessible white paper on the deeper aspects of learning design. The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
    [Practice] Rudaí 23: open 23 Things course begins in September #Rudai23
    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. "23 Things" initiatives started some time ago, using open tools like blogs to help librarians learn about using Web 2.0
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