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|Technology and Professional Identity of Librarians: The Making of the Cybrarian
The library profession has changed rapidly in the wake of advanced technologies. Once regarded as the gatekeepers of information found in books, today’s library professionals are shifting from a traditional center of attention to a new focus on all areas of information studies.
Literacy Enrichment and Technology Integration in Pre-Service Teacher Education
Jared Keengwe, Grace Onchwari, Darrell Hucks.
With the emergence of innovative technologies, the digital nature of learning environments has changed the face of education. The integration of these technologies into classroom instruction is essential for promoting student learning.
Literacy Enrichment and Technology Integration in Pre-Service...
Technology, Profession, Identity
This chapter provides a brief introduction to the primary concepts of the book: technology, profession, and identity. Understanding these concepts will provide insight into how the central question of the book will be addressed: What impact does a constant contact with technology have on the...
The Role of Technology in the Historical Development of Libraries Pre-Automation
This chapter examines the role of five different types of technology that have impacted libraries pre-automation: card catalogue, the telegraph and telephone, the phonograph and other audio visual technologies, microfilm, and punched cards. These technologies were used to varying degrees by librarians...
How Librarians Are Using the Internet
This chapter examines the variety of ways librarians are using the Internet from its influence on the provision of new services to how librarians use the Internet to communicate with each other. A brief overview of Google and Google Scholar and their impact on library services alongside the Library 2.0...
Library and Information Studies Education, Technology, and Professional Identity
Librarians start to form their professional identities during their Master’s of Library and Information Science/Studies programs. With this in mind, this chapter explores how technology is taught in Library and Information Studies (LIS) programs by examining the core course offerings at 51 of the 57...
Technology and Instruction: The Changing Face of Information Literacy
Information technologies have changed the way people search for information inside and outside the library environment. As a result, one of the core functions of librarians—instruction—has changed. Initially, library instruction, also known as bibliographic instruction, focused on teaching patrons how...
Technology, Gender, and Professional Identity
On its surface, technology does not appear to be a topic that is gendered. Both men and women use technology, and it must, therefore, be shaped by those who use it. However, both technology and gender are dependent on cultural, social, and historical contexts. These contexts shape how technologies are...
More than Just Books: Perceptions of Librarians as Tech Workers
This chapter explores popular images of librarians. Such images provide librarians with insight into how the general public understands their work. But by focusing on how librarians themselves react to these images, deeper insight is gained into how librarians understand their professional identity....
Media-Enhanced Writing Instruction and Assessment
Michael S. Mott, Thea H. Williams-Black.
Media-Enhanced Writing is defined as a visual and technological literacy and contains the research-based rationale for the instructional methodology, descriptions, and scenarios, as well as focused teaching and learning examples of media-rich software environments. Educational methods inherently...
Creating Virtual Field Trips to Support Student-Centered Learning
Stacy Delacruz, Maria Shaheen.
Using a case study approach, elementary preservice teachers created Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) based around the Common Core Standards, state content standards, and cross-disciplinary content integration. The following semester, these virtual field trips were used in their student teaching placements....
Digital Media Literacy Practices for 5th Year Pre-Service Teachers in a PDS Model
To examine digital media literacy practices in a teacher education program, this chapter first elaborates on a broader definition of literacy than reading and writing, suggesting media literacy as a more relevant teacher education curricular focus than technology integration. A five-year, dual-degree...
Moving from Professional Development to Real-Time Use: How are we Changing Students?
Meghan Morris Deyoe, Dianna L. Newman, Kristie Asaro-Saddler.
This chapter demonstrates the importance of teacher training in the use of technology in literacy instruction by focusing on the need to update current teachers’ skills and practice. In the setting described, the emphasis was on the transfer of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)...