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The Liaison Librarian and the Taylor Family Digital Library. Chris Thomas January 9, 2007. Roles and Responsibilities. Consultations Resources, strategies and skills Collections Identify, acquire and assess Teaching Course-based Discipline-centered. Trends in Learning.

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The Liaison Librarian and the Taylor Family Digital Library

Chris Thomas

January 9, 2007


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Consultations

    • Resources, strategies and skills

  • Collections

    • Identify, acquire and assess

  • Teaching

    • Course-based

    • Discipline-centered


Trends in Learning

  • Mobile and personal technology

  • User expectations – open access, individualized services

  • Increase in collaborative learning

  • Learning occurs anytime and anyplace

  • “[College students] regularly use search engines, e-mail and instant messaging to obtain and share information. The library is not the first or only stop for these information seekers” (OCLC, 2006)


Taylor Family Digital Library

  • Personal

  • “In the field”

    • Stations

    • Ad hoc

  • Educational

    • Course management software

    • Audio / video casting

    • Elluminate! session


Collaboration in the TFDL

  • Digitization

  • iCOMS 201


Looking into the Future

  • Avatars

    • A graphical image of a user

  • Imprinting visual replicas of ourselves, working and collaborating in a virtual space


For Further Reading

  • Bennett, Scott. (2006). The choice for learning, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32 (1), 3-13.

  • Katz, Richard N. (2006). The ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2006 – key findings.

    http://www.educause.edu

  • New Media Consortium. (2006). 2006 Horizon Report

    http://www.nmc.org/

  • OCLC. (2006) College students' perceptions: Libraries & Information Resources.

    http://www.oclc.org/

  • PEW Internet. (2005). Digital divisions.

    http://www.pewinternet.org

  • Prensky, Marc. (2001). Digital natives, digital immigrants.

    http://www.marcprensky.com


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