What is the role of the instruction librarian as course assignments evolve from traditional research papers into videos and multimedia presentations?
Ellysa Stern Cahoy, assistant head of library learning services at Penn State, along with faculty and instructional technologists at Duke, joined us on Wednesday, May 19 as we explored digital literacies and the role that library instruction plays in this ever-changing landscape.
After participating in the 2010 instruction retreat, librarians were better equipped to...
- Explain why new digital research projects are important at Duke
- List a core set of digital literacies that impact assignments and research
- Describe how new digital research projects impact library instruction
- Use research resources to identify and access digital/nontraditional sources
- Create strategies to collaborate with faculty and technologists to support new kinds of assignments and research projects
Readings & related resources
- More about Ellysa Stern Cahoy, including her retreat presentation, "Defining Digital Literacies"
- Cahoy works to help students acquire necessary literacies, Penn State University
- Educational uses of digital storytelling, University of Houston
- WIRED! seminar, Duke University
- Using video field notes to foster critical reflection in civic engagement and the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, Jennifer Ahern-Dodson
- Flexible learning spaces fellowship, Hugh Crumley and Susan Wynn
- Innovative assignments in Writing 20: Looking in, looking out, Vicki Russell
- Teaching with new media, Victoria Szabo
- Duke Digital Initiative, including technologies available through DDI
- Center for Instructional Technology, including CIT's handy guide for navigating the Libraries, OIT, DDI and CIT
- Office of Information Technology, including Multimedia Project Studio and OIT's Technology Support
- Kaltura at Penn State
- The Social Life of Libraries, presentation by Paolo Mangiafico that includes Henry Jenkins' ideas on "new literacies" (see slides 8-11)