Conversations With Blended Librarians: The Instructional Design Librarian

Recorded on Thursday, October 13, 2016 this is the first of a series of conversations with Blended Librarians. In these sessions we will explore the role of the Blended Librarian by discussing with our guests how they developed their skills, how they obtained their positions, what their work is like, what their challenges are and what they enjoy about being a Blended Librarian. Continue reading Conversations With Blended Librarians: The Instructional Design Librarian

Cards, Dice and Boards: Supporting and Shaping Curriculum With Games

Recorded on Thursday, March 17, 2016 this webcast includes a presentation and discussion with Lauren Hays and Mark Hayse, co-directors of the library-based Center for Games & Learning (CGL) at MidAmerica Nazarene The CGL, a recipient of a 2014 IMLS-funding initiative, curates a collection of 300+ tabletop games for learning 21st Century Skills. 21st Century leadership demands expertise in skills such as communication, collaboration, problem solving, flexibility, creativity, innovation, and information literacy. Tabletop games function as powerful learning engines when they require players to practice these skills. Continue reading Cards, Dice and Boards: Supporting and Shaping Curriculum With Games

The Road to 2020: Envisioning Higher Education & the Library Environment for a Shifting Future

Recorded on Thursday, April 2, 2015, this forward looking webcast examines the trends and emerging technologies that will impact higher education & academic libraries in the year 2020. Our panelists share their vision of what colleges & universities along with their libraries will look like as well as the trends they will have responded to in order to remain competitive in the new environment. (Click the title above to see the entire description and access the recording.) Continue reading The Road to 2020: Envisioning Higher Education & the Library Environment for a Shifting Future

20 Apps in 40 Minutes: Putting Apps to Use in the Classroom

On October 22, 2014 Sherri Hope Culver, Associate Professor at Temple University shared a wide range of apps and online activities that many teachers are using (or could use) in the classroom. Ms. Culver provides an overview of each app or online activity, showed the basics of their use, and shared ways each app could be integrated into numerous classroom activities and subject areas. (Click the title above to see the entire description and access the recording.) Continue reading 20 Apps in 40 Minutes: Putting Apps to Use in the Classroom

Would You Watch It? Creating Effective and Engaging Video Tutorials

On September 18, 2014 participants enjoyed a webcast presentation and discussion with Nichole Martin and Ross Martin. Librarians have actively produced tutorials as an extension of reference services, classroom teaching, directional tools, and promotional items for years. Video tutorials provide libraries a way to meet online learners at their place and time of need. (Click the title above to see the entire description and access the recording.) Continue reading Would You Watch It? Creating Effective and Engaging Video Tutorials

The Future of Librarianship: A Blended Perspective

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 3:00-4:00pm Eastern
The library profession is in the midst of a paradigm shift, thanks to technology and its impact on literacy and learning. With it have come new leadership roles for librarians, roles that require knowledge and skills not traditionally taught in library school programs. Blended librarianship is one way to embrace these new roles. Join Amanda Hovious as she discusses her journey toward becoming blended, and her perspective on what librarianship will look like in the (not too distant) future. Continue reading The Future of Librarianship: A Blended Perspective