This, and many other opportunities, can be found on our Continuing Education calendar! Check it often, or add it to your own Google calendar, to be sure you see all the neat opportunities happening for you around the profession.
And remember that CMLE has up to $200 in scholarship money for you (yes – YOU!) to attend a training program or conference each year. (We ask you to tell us about your experience in return, so it’s pretty painless!)
Clicking the Bait: Helping Patrons Decipher Fake News and Alternative Facts
A small group of high school media specialists and college librarians continue to work with CMLE on our attempts to Bridge Information Literacy Efforts Across Libraries. Recently, we crafted and implemented a college-student survey that basically asked college students: Based on your experience, if you could tell a high-school student three things to help them prepare for college-level research, what would it be?
We received over 400 responses from students at four local colleges and 69 respondents indicated a willingness to appear in a video. Hard choices were made to arrive at whom to film and we have begun production of a short video capturing some of the responses. We hope to make the video available widely through YouTube. The video will be used for various purposes, and we hope to use it as a conversation starter at an upcoming event that is open to all types of libraries in late spring as a springboard to new “bridging”activities next Fall. Are you curious about the work of the three media specialists and three college librarians to date? Go to http://tinyurl.com/bjsugro to read the executive summary of the group’s work. Watch for further updates on this exciting work!
Recently, eSchool News asked its readers for their thoughts on the top five technology skills that all students should learn. A big part of what came through loud and clear is the ability to easily adapt to change. Tip: the comments at the end of the article are probably as interesting as the article itself. The full text of the article is available at http://tinyurl.com/ckb63x5
What do you think the top five technology skills are for students?