I can’t believe this is real!
I wrote the Top 10 Libraries for Academic Libraries to Follow on Pinterest back in 2013, but with so many new boards popping up I thought I’d add to the list (as a side note I noticed just about every library has wither a Downton Abbey or cat-related board!). I used the same criteria:
- Post quality content for repinning- This includes content that promotes research, innovation, best practices, etc
- Generate inventive boards
- Employ creative titles
- Do not overpost or have too many boards
- Some libraries have started using Pinterest like a Libguide, pinning all their books on their boards. I’m not a huge fan of this. I think it’s great to pin some new arrivals or staff picks, but when you get too crazy it becomes overkill.
UT is a great example of properly utilizing boards on Pinterest. They don’t go overboard, the titles are creative and informative, and…
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Thank you SustainRT officers for your service!
- Ashley Jones as our Coordinator
- Madeleine Charney as Coordinator-Elect
- Treasurer Betsy Evans
- Secretary Bonnie Smith
- Members at Large: Rebecca Aldrich Smith + Eileen Harrington
Find out more on our website, and other ways to stay in the loop (thanks to our webmaster Carrie Moran:)
The ALA Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is the newest professional forum within the American Library Association. The motion to create a sustainability round table was passed unanimously by ALA Council at Midwinter 2013 in Seattle.
SustainRT was created as a venue in which members exchange ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy and economically viable society. The mission of the organization is to provide resources for the library…
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I appreciate this perspective of librarians as teachers. Teaching and instruction, formal and informal, is certainly a huge component of professional librarianship. I find this a helpful approach to the formation of the librarian identity and whether we realize and articulate it or not, yes, I agree, librarians are all teachers.
Do you think of yourself as a teacher or a librarian? Or do you see yourself as a librarian who also teaches? What do your non-librarian colleagues think? How do they perceive your role as a teacher vs. your role as a librarian?
Self-identifying as a teacher is an important part of taking on the teaching role.The concept of teacher identity is derived from work by Lave and Wenger on identity in learning. They have suggested that identity in learning comes from gaining new knowledge and skills, as well as participation within a community of practice. In this sense, learning to become a teacher (and self-identifying as a teacher) comes not only from learning how to teach – whether formally or informally – but also how you practice that teaching within an organization, and how others perceive you as a teacher.
For librarians, teacher identity can be…
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Oooh so tough, Kid President vs. TED…who to vote for??
The 2014 Webby Award nominations were announced this week, and one particular nomination stood out. Because once again, in the Online Film & Video: Variety category, TED is pitted against Kid President. And once again, we’re so conflicted.
If you are too, vote for TED where you can; we’ll understand. Here are all of TED’s nominations in the People’s Voice ballot. Sign in to vote in support of TED.com, TED-Ed or one of the other amazing nominees:
Meanwhile, TED-Ed is up for the Web: Education category.
Voting is open until April…
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