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

PRIMO: What It Is and What It Can Do For You

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm EST
Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO), is a repository of online instructional projects created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments. The PRIMO Committee, affiliated with the ACRL Instruction Section, is charged with reviewing and maintaining PRIMO. It works to publicize selective, high quality resources will help librarians to respond to the educational challenges posed by still emerging digital technologies. Twice a year the PRIMO committee puts out a call on various discussion lists and blogs for project nominations and submissions. Submitted projects are then evaluated by committee members using a standard rubric. Projects meeting the selection criteria are added into the public PRIMO database and the creators of some of the highest scoring projects are interviewed by a PRIMO committee member and posted as a Site of the Month Interview. Continue reading PRIMO: What It Is and What It Can Do For You

Felix Shares Ideas For a Better Designed Library

The Blended Librarians Online Learning Community was pleased to have Elliott Felix, Founder and Director of brightspot Strategy as the guest speaker for a webcast held on October 3, 2013. In the talk “Trends, Tools and Tactics for Better Library Design”. The session was attended by more than a hundred librarians.
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