Thursday, May 29, 2014

Strategic Thinking Act 2--Future of Journalism

Our assignment this week was to plot out the future of journalism and public opinion. I am looking at the matrix of those who read in-depth and those who react to social media posts. Here is what I came up with. Opinions count so post your reaction Quick/Social information vs. In-depth reporting Social media provides quick immediate information about what is happening in the world around the reporter. In-depth news articles will be longer, with links to background information and will have been created after a period of time from the incident. In-depth Reporting Social Media Deep readers Take the time to read and follow links for more info Will read and then go get background information Surface readers Breeze over quickly Will quickly react to events posted Social media provides an immediate burst of information without always providing the background information. This can put the information out of context and create an emotional reaction to the event. In-depth information takes longer to produce but will have more of the background information to enable the reader to make an informed opinion of the situation. I am going to post this but obviously I need work on creating tables in blog posts!
After a long and very lazy delay I am planning on getting going again on this blog. Trying to keep my mind from atrophy;) I am taking my third MOOC this one is on Strategic Thinking! My goal "again" is to post weekly about what I have been reading about in the Library articles I read or topics discussed in the MOOC. Thanks for your interst in my work.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Visual literacy takes more than just looking at what is on the screen or on the street or in the picture in front of you. There are many layers to everything and the more you explore those layers the deeper you go into the object or scene. Pictures don't always tell the whole story as they can be adjusted to suit the creator. This prevents the full picture from being seen. Interpretation is not a bad/good thing but the focus and opinions of the creator must be taken into account when viewing. Media literacy is the same as well. Everyone has a story to tell the point of view of the teller will color the story. I love exploring the different stories/ideas that people come up with... Keep your eyes open

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Was thinking about the connection between Information Literacy, Metaliteracy and Library Instruction ...Students will need the skills but not necessarily the terminology. Talking to first year and developmental education students this week made me think about how to talk about information- creation of, access to, understanding of, evaluation of, and use of which then leads to their creation of.. The students need to understand how information is created-either by friends, co-workers, themselves, hobbyists, reports, professionals, etc. (Yes, our system has been looking at UBD this year). Scaffolding these skills into their knowledge base and giving them life-long information literacy skills will have to include metaliteracy. We as a system are including many types of resources into our Libguides and this seems to be the way to push more of that information out to the students. This week I have read: Teaching Web Evaluation: a cognitive development approach Candice Benjes-Small, et. al. Communications in Information Literacy v.7 #1 2013 BEAM: A rhetorical vocabulary for teaching research-based writing Joseph Bizup. Rhetoric Review v.27 # 1 2008 Credibility on the internet: shifting from authority to reliability R. David Lankes Journal of Documentation v. 64 #5 2008 Plus Char Booth's blog and video

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Metaliteracy MOOC

I am going to attend a MOOC this fall on Metaliteracy based on Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy by Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson. printed in CRL January 2011. Will keep you posted on my experenices here.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Welcome to the Curious Librarian.  I am an academic librarian at a small branch of a state wide not for profit college in the midwest.  I started this blog as a way to explore librarianship in small college situations and how it fits into the big picture of academic librarianship.