Information Literacy and the FYE

I’m doing a webcast tomorrow morning about integrating information literacy into the First-Year Experience.  I’ve done some presentations for faculty, and for some graduate classes on campus on this topic, but this is the first time I’ll be talking to (mostly) librarians about it.

Here’s the monster list of “further reading/exploration” links I’ve gathered along the way.

DATA AND STATISTICS

COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT THEORY

BOOKS

TOOLS


Presentation with Rachel (yay)!

It has been a while since Rachel and I got a chance to speak.  We’ll be doing so tomorrow at an annual favorite conference – Online Northwest.

So this is the official resources & further reading post for our talk –

Beyond RSS: Staying Informed & Organized, Today & Tomorrow
(by Rachel Bridgewater & me)

{Presentation available at Prezi}

Starting Point

The end of Bloglines is nigh (ReadWriteWeb)

(also, Bloglines saved by MerchantCircle (TechCrunch))

Experience

paper.li – Read Twitter and Facebook as a daily newspaper

Flipboard

Pulse News Reader

Berkman Center for Internet and Society podcast

ACRL Insider podcasts

EDUCAUSE podcasts

NPR podcast directory

Instapaper

Calibre

Social

Resolved (command-f, Rachel Bridgewater, 1/8/2009)

Librarians do Gaga (YouTube)

Leave the libraries alone, you don’t understand their value (Philip Pullman, reported at FalseEconomy.uk)

Philip Pullman’s call to defend libraries resounds around web (Benedicte Page, Guardian UK)

Digital Libraries twitter list

Curation

Humans vs. automated search: Why people power is cool again (CNN Tech, Pete Cashmore, 1/13/2011).

Curation is the new search is the new curation (Paul Kedrosky, 1/11/2011).

Why content curation is here to stay (Mashable, Steve Rosenbaum, 5/3/2010).

Curated.by

Mashable

TechCrunch

ReadWriteWeb

Social Media Explorer

Schools & Libraries

Calibre revisited (Profhacker, Erin Templeton, 2/4/2011).

Your writing process: Reflecting and modeling for students (Valerie Futch, 11/30/2010).

Tools of the Scholarly Trade (Barbara Fister, Library Babel Fish, 2/10/2011).

Harnessing Social Media (InsideHigherEd, 11/8/2010).

Emerging Technology & IL Teaching Workshop, part 2

This was the second day’s talk – about project management without the time and institutional resources to do it full-time.

These slides are more text-heavy than my usual, mostly because the talk was less conceptual than my usual, but I’m still not sure how understandable they are to anyone who wasn’t there.

Supplementary stuff, sources and For Further Reading notes after the slides…

For Further Reading…

An idiosyncratic list of Useful Things

The articles from A List Apart, particularly those found in the Project Management and Workflow, and Usability topic sections.

Project Management for the Accidental Project Manager
Gary Chin, XO Consulting & Training

The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good
Leslie Wolf, June 2, 2010 (California Digital Library)

Project/ goal definition

Why Project Management Matters
EDUCAUSE

Deb Gilchrist model for developing learning outcomes
Seattle Central Community College workshop

Listening to the users

Bubbl.us

Card sorting: A definitive guide
Boxes and Arrows

User Interviews
Learn by Asking (Aaron Schmidt)

User and Task Analysis for Interface Design
Hackos & Redish (1998)

Task Analysis
(Usability Net)

Paper prototyping
Shawn Medero, 1/23/2007 (A List Apart)

10 Effective Video Examples of Paper Prototyping
6/24/2010 (speckyboy Design Magazine)

Chalkmark
Software option for feedback on prototypes

Planning & Analysis

Working with project constraints: The project management triangle
Joe Taylor, December 2009 (Bright Hub)

Minimise your project management documentation
David Carr (projectsmart.co.uk)

Quick, agile, less is more and 2.0

Amanda Etches-Johnson
Presentation given at Internet Librarian 2008
The One-Person Project Management Team

Leisa Reichelt (coined the term social project management)
Presentation, Enterprise 2.0
Social Project Management

Larry Dignan, February 2009 (ZDnet)
Welcome to Project Management 2.0

Introducing Edupunk
Leslie Madsen Brooks (BlogHer)

Overviews
Project Management. Part 1, What is Project Management (Craig Brown)

Emerging Technology and IL Teaching Workshop, part 1

In the next two days, I’ll be giving a series of talks as part of this workshop in Seattle.  Here are the supporting materials for one of them – a short technology demonstration about our Flip video project…

For an example of how we used the Flip video camera we bought — we didn’t use it to demonstrate research processes or to show things in the library.  Or, I should say, we did do some of those things but not in the project I am describing.

But we did use the videos in tutorials.  Basically, my colleague Hannah and I had to do some work revising a set of tutorials.  And as is the case with all tutorials, we had these context-setting pieces that had to go in, pieces where the tutorial explains why the student should take an interest in the process or tool the tutorial will teach them to use.  We didn’t want to write up a set of “here’s why you should care” pages to include in the tutorial, but we weren’t sure where to go from there.

And then one of us – I don’t remember who – had the idea to ask our OSU students to talk about research, with the hope that we could then pull out “clips” that would illustrate what it was we were going to talk about.

It turned out to be a fantastic project – so much fun to work on.  We worked with our office of Student Leadership and Involvement to identify students who were here in the summer and willing to participate.  Then we did a quick 15-30 minute interview with each one.  We recorded the whole thing with a Flip camera, and then used iMovie to pull out useful clips.  The clips are stored on YouTube, so all of our librarians can use them in tutorials, course pages and elsewhere.

This one is one of my favorites – Emmanuel on how librarians are helpful!

See the videos in action

OSU Libraries YouTube channel.  http://www.youtube.com/user/osulibraries

OSU Libraries tutorials pages. http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/tutorials/ (look at the tutorials for Written English courses)

Our Campus Partners

Student Leadership and Involvement, OSU
http://oregonstate.edu/sli

Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU).
http://asosu.oregonstate.edu/

International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU)
http://oregonstate.edu/groups/isosu/

Legal Stuff

Model Release Forms (ours were adapted from these at the OSU Extension Office).  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/eesc/how-to/permission-people-pictures-model-release

Using the Flip Camera

EDUCAUSE: 7 Things You Should Know About Flip Cameras
http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7043.pdf

Flip Video Camera User Guide (New Mexico State University)
http://brand.nmsu.edu/webnation/flip-video-camera-user-g.html

How to Use a Flip Video Camera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh6s9gNoFro

open access mandate in action

Kate and I had an article published in Reference Services Review at the end of last year, and we just got a copy to put in our institutional repository.

“I don’t think it’s harder, just that it’s different”: Librarians’ attitudes about instruction in the virtual reference environment

This article was based on some work we did for this presentation at the Virtual Reference Summit in 2008.  From the conclusion:

It is easy to let the technology be a barrier to teaching and learning.  It is easy to assume, in the absence of visual cues, that patrons who come to us via virtual reference services are not interested in learning how to search for themselves.  Facilitating exploratory search via virtual reference does not depend on new technology, it depends on policies, reference interview skills, and perhaps most important, attitudes that are geared towards looking for opportunities to put the patron in control of his or her learning.  New technology features or tools might make this switch easier or more successful, but in the absence of an instruction-focused attitude there is no technology that will make instruction simpler, more effective, or more prevalent.

Open Access Mandate

In this case, the open access mandate didn’t really influence our behavior, but it probably pushed some things up a little higher on the priority list, and made it more important to follow up on things that we would have wanted to do anyway.  It influenced the choice of venue – RSR is published by Emerald, a Romeo green publisher.  When we weren’t sure what version to archive, the mandate pushed us to more actively communicate with the journal editor for clarity.

History and libraries, but not always history of libraries.

Nicholas and I presented this afternoon at Online NW.  Presentation materials are available here, on Nicholas’ blog.  Good times!

We used Prezi to create the presentation.  This is what it looked like, all together, when it was done.  I know that some people I know have found it difficult to get used to, but I kind of really liked it.  Plus, I’ve used it so far on three very different computers in three very different contexts and it’s worked smoothly every time.

Plus, no dongle drama.