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By Steven Bell, John Shank

ISBN-10: 0838909396

ISBN-13: 9780838909393

Switch is unfolding at a livid speed for tutorial librarians, the place even predictions of obsolescence abound. This new imaginative and prescient for designing the way forward for educational libraries permits librarians to turn into quintessential companions within the university instructing recreation via integrating themselves into the educational process.Learn why more advantageous functions in educational layout and expertise, the combined librarian ability set, is so severe. Then use the authors transformed educational layout ADDIE version to:# enhance collaboration with college, researchers, and scholars to develop into an educational associate# connect to freshmen by means of using layout pondering to improve and increase library companies# supply new instruments for sharing details literacy and learn procedure insights# Take management initiative to combine the tutorial library and librarian into the instructing and studying processScenarios, case reports, and profiles all through illustrate the successes that genuine mixed librarians are having on campuses. This sensible, hands-on advisor expands the chances for tutorial librarians in public carrier, reference, guideline, info literacy, or even library and knowledge technological know-how scholars.

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With user expectations being shaped by Internet information resources that offer an entirely different user experience, one that instantly gratifies and requires little in the way of critical thought from those searching for information, designing a library experience that will balance the need for simplicity while resolving complex information needs presents real challenges. Before you write off the idea of a library experience as just another faddish marketing concept, you should know that we agree that calling something an experience doesn’t make it an experience.

At its core there are three basic elements: The ability to put oneself in the place of the user of the product or ser­vice in order to understand how the user can receive the optimal learning experience A willingness to thoughtfully and creatively move through a series of gradual changes in developing a product or ser­vice and use this prototyping method to arrive at an optimal experience for the user A commitment to both formative and summative evaluation in determining how well a product or ser­vice meets the needs of the user, and then mak20 The Blended Librarian in Action | 21 ing the necessary adjustments to improve the performance of that product or ser­vice to ensure a good library or learning experience for the user Blended librarians are able to weave each of these three elements into their practice primarily by integrating instructional design and technology skills into their work.

This experience has allowed me to incorporate skills from both the traditional classes of the MLIS program and those gleaned from the Curriculum and Instruction Department classes. I also work on increasing my blended skill set through a practicum designing appropriate learning objects for library instruction. The practicum aims to develop short, modular Flash “games” that teach basic information-searching concepts. This practicum draws on skill sets in librarianship, instructional design, and technology.

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