I know, you barely have enough time to read/browse/scan library literature and here I am suggesting another journal to add to your reading list…
I have been sifting around on Google looking for good resources for problem based learning and informatoin literacy or library instruction. I stumbled on to the referral to the journal New Directions for Teaching and Learning (ISSN: 0271-0633) on the Samford University’s problem based learning web site.
I haven’t had much time to do more than skim through the table of contents on-line, but some of the articles look very interesting. For those of you at OhioLINK institutions, we get this journal in the EJC from 1997 to the present.
I jumped into the blog world after the ODCE conference at the beginning of this month. I did a Google search to see what RSS readers were out there. I downloaded and installed Awasu on my laptop. It’s nice, but I knew that I didn’t want to use another application all the time. So, I have been keeping up to date by using Bloglines. The web site RSS Info has put together a list of recommended RSS readers.
Allen Reichert and Jane Wu distributed a nice bibliography when they gave their “Promoting Your Library by Using Technolgy-Wise E-Marketing Tools” at the ODCE conference. One of the articles they listed is a nice introduction to RSS in non technical lanuage. Steven M. Cohen published RSS For Non-Techie Librarians back in June 2002. It’s a nice introduction to the basics of RSS and how it can be useful to librarians.