“An innovative website aiming to demystify the pedagogy of online teaching is now available to university lecturers across the world.
The Learning to Teach Online site, which provides professional development resources for university teachers seeking to introduce web technologies into their classrooms, went live last week.
Developed by COFA Online with the help of a grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, it is available free to anyone through iTunes U, YouTube and the site itself…”
I’ve found this site which lists 50 librarian blogs. They are listed on the GetDegrees website. If you are looking for more ways to keep in touch with what is going on in Library Land it is worth exploring some of the links.
In the context of librarians and Web 2.0, Kathryn Greenhill’s name has popped up a number of times recently. My interest piqued, I decided to look into her work.
This particular presentation is very straightforward and concise, presenting solutions to the challenges the library and information profession faces in the digital age. Without being simplistic, Greenhill presents practical suggestions to issues such as finding time to investigate Web 2.0 technologies and why this is an imperative facet of our professional development obligations.
Entertaining, informative, and well worth setting aside 1/2 an hour to watch.
OCLC have just published a report on social networks and their potential for libraries. People from Germany, France, Canada, Japan, the UK and the US were interviewed to study practices of social networking and privacy issues from both the client and librarian’s point of view. The report is very long at 280 (!) pages and I’ve only just started flicking (or scrolling) through it so I can’t really comment on its contents yet.
For anyone who is interested it can be found at:
The British Library hosts the diary of Dr Saad Eskander who is the Director of the Iraq National Library and Archive (INLA). Over a 9 month period to the end of July 2007 Dr Eskander describes what it is like to run a library during wartime. For anyone who may be interested in reading the diary it can be found at:
Just a heads up the EBSCO is now RSS-ing all its publications (FT of most interest, obviously). There are some great library journals in this DB, and RSS-ing them means you can get updates easily without having to check the electronic version regularly or trawl through the print copy. Just click on the little orange RSS button and paste the link into bloglines or whatever reader you subscribe to.