Evernote – one of my favourite apps – Thing 17 and Thing 19 #anz23mthings

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I am using Evernote on an increasing basis.
It also is a great tool for file sharing, and I love that it syncs on all my devices.

The more I use it, the more I discover great uses for it.

I do not go to a conference, a workshop or a seminar without using it.

It is extremely easy to take photos with it while taking lectures, and to add on from there.
I get more from my notes than only relying on the PowerPoint afterwards.

With the most recent New Librarianship MOOC, a fellow student shared her notes, and I could follow which worked great. As soon as she updated her notes on a new module, it was available on my device as well. File sharing is extremely easy with it!

I did the Social Media in Libraries presentation with notes and research that I compiled into a Notebook on Evernote.

This is one of my favourite apps!

I must also add that I like how it has changed with the iOS 7 update. Everything is accessible from the home page!

Certificate of Completion for New Librarianship Master Class

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I have successfully completed the New Librarianship Master Class from the School of Information Studies at the Syracuse University.
It was my first MOOC, and I am extremely satisfied with the quality and the content of this Massive Open Online Course.

The course had 2196 students that took part, and the Twitter stream can be found at #newlib, as well as at #newlib on Tagboard

It has definitely opened up my eyes to a new paradigm in which to consider librarianship!

New Librarianship – a future paradigm for librarians

I have just completed my first ever MOOC. It has been an interesting learning curve, both in doing an online course, as well as getting bombarded with “new thoughts” (new to me) in librarianship.

I have done the New Librarianship Master Class presented by the School of Information Studies at the Syracuse University.

I feel a bit overwhelmed by the thoughts and ideology surrounding New Librarianship, as explained in The Atlas of New Librarianship by R David Lankes.
But the course has definitely opened up my thoughts and ideas about librarianship. It has given me tremendous hope for the future of librarians and libraries!

Some positive thoughts that I am taking away:

– Librarians are positive change agents

– Librarians are not passive, but pro-active in their involvement of the community.

– I love the mission statement:

– Librarians are part (members) of the community, and actively involved in solving the problems of the community through innovation and creation

– We are moving away from a lending model, towards a sharing model; where all the members of the community contribute towards a common goal through resources, information, goods, experience and skills.

– We as librarians must model the positive change we want to see in our communities. It places a huge responsibility on our shoulders.

– We are more than our collections, spaces and places.

– We create the opportunity for new learning, new innovation and new creation!

– We do not have to have all the skills, but need to be able to put the experts in contact with the rest of the community. It demands social networking skills.

The future of librarianship is bright!
If we do not have an ideology (with a good theoretical framework) to address the future of libraries and librarians, we would not be able to take our profession into an exciting future!

I am inspired! Thanks to R. David Lankes!

New Librarianship Master Class open online course – 1st MOOC

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Screen capture of The Atlas of New Librarianship

I had signed up to the Hyperlinked Libraries MOOC a while back. I was only notified yesterday that there were over 1100 participants, and they have only space for 400. So I did not make it onto the course this time.

I think there should have been a cut-off as soon as their limits were reached?

I also saw this MOOC being advocated through the International Librarians Network, and have signed up to David R Lankes New Librarianship Master Class through the iSchool at Syracuse University. Apparently there is still time to sign up.

I struggled today to download my ebook version of The Atlas of New Librarianship, but finally managed to get it on my iPad!

This is the email that I sent to the iMOOC facilitators today, just to give them a shout-out about some of the issues we are struggling with:

Dear iMOOC facilitators,

Just a quick note that I struggled a great deal today to purchase The Atlas of New Librarianship from MIT Press. I tried to make use of the discount code that you have supplied, but only after countless attempts and contacting Tech Support did they tell me it was only for the print version.

That should have been stated from the start!

Luckily the Tech Support gave me a 20% discount on the ebook as well.
I nearly gave up out of shear frustration.

I am planning to do this course on my iPad, because I still don’t have a computer at home!

 

Truly mobile for ANZ 23 Mobile Things!