Link 24 Jul 7 notes Curriculum Mapping at King University»

etclibrarian:

I’ve been working on synthesizing the ACRL Information Literacy Standards with the ACRL Draft Framework and the Core Competencies at my university. These are merely my interpretations and are a work-in-progress. I imagine this as the foundation of the curriculum mapping we’re doing, but I’m really nerding out right now on how cool it looks in Prezi.

YOU GUYS. Emily Krug has mapped the threshold concepts described in the new ACRL Draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to the existing 2000 ACRL Information Literacy standards

YOU GUYS.

This is awesome.

Link 24 Jul 2 notes Social Media Specialist»

Not a librarian job, but there may be some social media-savvy tumblarians who want to work in San Francisco in a beautiful, modern natural history museum in the middle one of the largest urban parks in the country.

If that’s you, apply!

Quote 23 Jul 37 notes
Librarians get little education in research design and then are told they must do research to keep their jobs. If we can barely find the time to do our scholarship, is it any wonder that we don’t have time to become good researchers?
Link 23 Jul 4 notes On tenure, after three years on the tenure track | Information Wants To Be Free»

Whether you agree or disagree with Meredith Farkas regarding tenure track for librarians, this is an important read for academic librarians.

Photo 23 Jul 25 notes "I use the term ‘platform’ for the library in the same way you’d refer to a software platform—a set of tools one can employ to perform neat tricks and accomplish specific tasks. The library has always performed this function in many ways—helping people get things done like start businesses, find jobs and of course discover great books. Technology makes it possible to expand our focus, and to help bring people of all stripes together to do great things."
- Toby Greenwalt, Director of Digital Strategy for Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Public Library, in an interview with Pop City.

"I use the term ‘platform’ for the library in the same way you’d refer to a software platform—a set of tools one can employ to perform neat tricks and accomplish specific tasks. The library has always performed this function in many ways—helping people get things done like start businesses, find jobs and of course discover great books. Technology makes it possible to expand our focus, and to help bring people of all stripes together to do great things."

- Toby Greenwalt, Director of Digital Strategy for Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Public Library, in an interview with Pop City.

Photo 20 Jul 12 notes Chicken! (Not ours).

Chicken! (Not ours).

Photo 20 Jul 11 notes Drums! (Not ours.)

Drums! (Not ours.)

Text 19 Jul 124 notes Oakland librarian collects ephemera left behind

guardiancats:

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For decades librarians at Oakland’s main library have collected the scraps of paper ephemera left behind in returned books, shoved into nooks in the library shelves or secretly slipped to librarians.

The collection ranges from half-done to-do lists to childish notes about gossip and crushes passed in the hush of the library children’s room. There are letters of adult love and tragic scrawlings of lonely longing, perhaps used as bookmarks in pulpy romance novels.

Source: Oakland librarian collects ephemera left behind

As I started reading this article, I wondered, is this going to be a librarian I know? It is! Hi Sharon!

Link 18 Jul 1 note Writing your ALA Emerging Leaders Application»

Annie Pho chimes in on Emerging Leaders with some sound application advice.

Writing your ALA Emerging Leaders application | Cat Lady Librarian

Link 18 Jul 4 notes Emerging projects: My experience as an ALA Emerging Leader»

Several people, perhaps considering their own 2015 applications, asked me about my experience as a 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leader and how I felt the program helped me develop my leadership skills.

This prompted a bit of reflection on my part. I’d say that the line between the Emerging Leaders program and leadership training is actually an indirect one – but that’s a good thing.

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