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The art of sailing in uncharted seas the internet and the role of the information professional

The Art of sailing in uncharted seas: the Internet and the role of the information professional

Penny Garrod

University of Plymouth


The internet and the role of the information professional
The Internet and the role of the information professional role of the information professional

  • why do information professionals need Internet skills?

  • what skills and knowledge do they need? (core competencies)

  • how do they acquire the necessary skills and knowledge?


Why reasons for becoming internet literate
Why? reasons for becoming Internet literate role of the information professional

  • survival: ‘as necessary as a driver’s licence’

  • fastest growing medium in history

  • to facilitate access to resources

  • to train/teach others

  • to publish & disseminate information


The internet core competencies
The Internet: core competencies role of the information professional

1. understanding the basic nature of the Net

  • the Web is not a digital library

  • not ‘just another medium’ - hypertext is non-linear

  • global publishing medium

  • search engines - how they operate


The internet core competencies1
The Internet: core competencies role of the information professional

2. Search engines

  • knowledge of 3 - 4 engines; those of most use to students/staff/self

  • developing search skills & strategies

    3. Evaluation

  • critical thinking skills: form versus content; determining originator

  • selecting and collating sites of interest


The internet core competencies2
The Internet: core competencies role of the information professional

4. publishing on the Web

  • as part of Web team - utilising skills set

  • html

  • design

  • developing an Intranet


The internet building knowledge

discussion lists - alerting service re useful sites/current awareness

newsletters e.g.Heriot Watt (http://www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/irn.html)

printed guides (e.g.Tseng et al.)

The Internet: building knowledge


Not surfing but sailing making the transition
Not surfing but sailing: making the transition awareness

  • individual level:

    - motivation + interest + time

  • organisational level:

    - provide right environment/encourage

    - provide initial training/awareness sessions


Internet skills summary
Internet skills: summary awareness

  • information professionals need to be competent users of the Net NOW

  • understanding/knowledge/skills - essential to survival,credibility,image & overall effectiveness

  • evaluation is critical skill; filter information


Internet skills summary1
Internet skills - summary awareness

  • constant use/practice is key to success & gaining in confidence

    [‘People don’t value what they don’t use’ Diane Nahl, University of Hawaii]

  • key role: training/teaching others (they surf you sail)

  • management & staff need to be committed; allocate time


The internet key texts
The Internet: key texts awareness

1. Paul Glister. Digital Literacy.

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997

2. June Abbas. The library profession & the Internet: Implications & scenarios for change. Katherine Sharp Review No.5,Summer,1997.

http://edfu.lis.uiuc.edu/reviews/5/abbas/html]

3. Tseng, G. et al. The library and Information Professional’s guide to the Internet, London: Library Association Publishing, 1995.


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