Due to this, my local branch designed an interactive menu for the patrons, which included “Ask the Librarian”. This tab can be utilized both during open and closed business hours with a 24 response time. I found this both exciting and forward thinking on the part of the library. It demonstrates that even when librarians are asked to do more with less, by creating a simple yet useful social media tool has opened a new form communication for the communit... ... middle of paper ... ... Digital Branch. Library Technology Reports, 48(6), 12-15 Silverman, K. (2013).
In order to reach those students, the librarian must be knowledgeable about the trends and applications and be able to use and apply them in a library setting. By using them, the librarian makes the library relevant to students, and brings the library to students where the students are. The first trend is social communication through various tools on the web; the second trend is using collaborative tools and sharing information with the masses through the web; the third trend is social networking via the web. While some of the applications listed under each of these trends have been around for while, each and every day more and more platforms or applications are developed, and sometimes those platforms could fit comfortably under more than one of these trend categories. Library professionals are charged with the job of not only keeping abreast of the ever-changing world of technology, but also being leaders in using technology.
Internet and Itself Education on the Internet In today's society, the internet has become a very important learning tool. It is used for day to day activities, such as a place to look up research, a method of getting in touch with friends and family, and somewhere to go to find information about almost anything imaginable. The most popular uses of the internet include entertainment and education. Many people argue that the internet should be used for educational purposes only. The Internet as a Business The internet is a very valuable resource when it comes to education, but I do not think it should just be limited to that idea.
Webology, 7(2), Retrieved April 2, 2011 from http://www.webology.org/2010/v7n2/a81.html Zheng, Q. & Wang, S. (2008). Programming library 2.0 that users need. The Electronic Library, 27(2), 6.
If we anticipate the questions patrons have, we can better design and develop a web site that meets and may even exceed their exceptions. One of the best ways to gather information about the needs of patrons is to illicit feedback from the librarians and staff who work with patrons on a day to day basis. This includes, but not limited to librarians and staff members who work at the reference desk (adult, teen, and children's) and the circulation desk. These are the front lines of the library where we get to communicate with patrons on a daily basis. The information we learn in these situations can be directly incorporated into the services a library offers through their web site.
A web designer has to create a good user interface, create animations, determine the visual elements such as the font and style and ensure that it has an aesthetic appeal to its users. Nowadays, since web is being accessed by a number of wireless devices such as the cell phone and Bluetooth enabled computers, the web designer have to work more towards optimization of the web pages. Web designers not only add to the creative front of the website, but also ensure that the functional needs of the website are met. Therefore, a web designer needs to understand the business requirements of the website. For example, if it is an e-commerce website, a web designer would ensure that the process of buying the product being sold is made easy for the user.
The library’s role and challenge in implementing an e-learning strategy. Health Information & Library Journal, 28(1), 41-49. Brueningsen, C., & Watchorn, V. (2011). Virtual learning: An evidence-based overview of e-learning. Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, 3(2), 97-104.
Create and distribute brochures and post information online about what your library is already doing to ensure that children and teens are safe online. Also, include information about Internet filters and Internet Acceptable Use Policies that your library has. Invite parents and educators to a workshop where they can learn about a variety of social networking tools. In the workshop, have librarians and teachers discuss how these tools are being integrated positively in the classroom and library. Have teens with well-designed Face book and MySpace profiles, and Twitter pages, etc.
“The Internet can bring the virtual world into the walls of the classroom, thus exponentially increasing the knowledge base available for practical use in teaching and learning (Kumari, 1998, p. 365). The use of the internet and online collaboration are skills that are important to employment opportunities and for “quality of life” (McManus, 2000). Regardless of the individual student’s future profession, the 21st century job market requires the ability to apply internet, collaborative, and networking skills. According to Barbara McManus, in her article “Creative Teaching with Internet Technology”, internet skills are best learned when applied across a varied curriculum, including “reading, writing, or mathematics” (2000). Teaching Tool The internet can be applied to the curriculum in many ways, including research, publishing, and virtual interactions.
The Internet is not limited to just a resource source, it can also be used as an alternative to the traditional classroom, or online courses. This wouldn’t be possible without the computer as it is a key component in the use of the internet. Online courses are a more recent addition to educational technology. Online courses allow students to take a class w... ... middle of paper ... ... Work Cited Chesney, Cherie. Personal Interview by Joseph.