Using Digital Simulations to Teach 21st Century Skills: Linking Theory, Research and Practice (AASL)
This session is about the use of digital simulations in 21st century skills instruction. A digital simulation is a three-dimensional, computer-based, problem-solving situation that has many interacting variables and a landscape of information resources. Digital simulations are expanding the pedagogical possibilities for school librarians, and this session repositions digital simulations as additional sites for 21st century skills instruction by providing a functional level of interconnectivity among theory, research, skills, technology and grounded examples.
Campus Copyright Initiatives: roles and opportunities for libraries
This program considers the Library’s role in campus copyright education and copyright management support, advocacy and leadership. Presentations will focus on two different Library-based copyright services which operate without a university sanctioned copyright office staffed by an attorney. The policies, practices, service philosophies, training issues, benefits and challenges involved in each model will be discussed and compared. Program format will include overview presentations from each campus followed by a facilitated question and answer session.
Subjects: Advocacy, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Leadership, Scholarly Communication
Moderator:, Tim Gritten, Head of Library Systems and Copyright Librarian, Indiana State University
Speakers: Chris LeBeau, Assistant Teaching Professor/Business Librarian, University of Missouri; Cindy Thompson, Director of Public Services, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Online Tools for Spanish Speakers
The library can be an important center of learning for Latino immigrants. Loida Garcia-Febo will show librarians how to blend emerging technologies and social media with in-person services such as reference and programming to build a library community that welcomes Spanish speakers.
Subjects: Diversity, Emerging Technologies, Multicultural Services, Outreach Services, Social Media & Networks
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