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Assessment

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Topic

Week

commencing

Synchronous

activities

Twitter Chat Champions

Hashtag

Guest tweeters

Questions

Archive

Learning journal

Assessment due

(Sunday midnight)

1

Welcome and introduction to programs, products and services

25 July

Class 

S408 and online

5.30pm-7.30pm

Post (ungraded)

A1: Week 1 post (ungraded)

2

The online learning community

1 August

Class

S408 and online

5.30pm-7.30pm

Post

A1: Week 2 post

3

Reference

8 August

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

Sharee @sharee_cordes

#ifn614refchat

Clare @thorpe_clare

Q1 When was the last time you used a reference service or product? What did you use it for?

Q2 How important are reference services and products to you as a library user?

Q3 Is the word ‘reference’ out of date? Would you have known the word pre library school?

Q4 Subject guides: do you know what they are? Did you know pre library school? Are they useful?

https://storify.com/IFN614/ifn614refchat

Post

A1: Week 3 post

4

Participatory libraries

15 August

Class

S408 and online

5.30pm-7.30pm

5

Designing programs, products and services

22 August

Class 

S408 - no online class

5.30pm-7.30pm

6

Reading and literacy

29 August

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

#ifn614readchat

Karen Parker

Leela Wittmer

Stephanie Harland

Michelle Dare

Hamish Eldershaw

Andy Pham

Q1 Why are readers’ advisory services important?

Q2 What makes a good readers’ advisor? What skills, knowledge & attributes do RAs need?

Q3 What are the characteristics of good readers’ advisory practice?

Q4 What tools and resources do you recommend to assist with readers’ advisory work?

https://storify.com/IFN614/ifn614readchat 

Post

A1: Week 6 post

7

Information and digital literacy

5 September

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

#ifn614infolitchat

Rebecca Mutch

Jen Nicholls

Lisa Hetherington

Katie Ferguson

Bec Randall

Neil McNaught

Zoe MacDonald

Michele Smith

 Q1 Why are information and digital literacy programs important?

Q2 What does it mean to be information and technology literate?

Q3 To what extent should all library staff have the skills and knowledge to support customers' use of tech?

Q4 What types of programs, products and services should libraries offer to support information and digital literacy?

https://storify.com/IFN614/ifn614infolitchat 

Post

A1: Week 7 post

A1: Learning journal: Checkpoint 1

(make sure you have completed activities from Weeks 2 to 7 inclusive)

8

Designing and managing programs, products and services

12 September

Class

S408 and online

5.30pm-7.30pm

9

Making and makerspaces

19 September

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

Assignment clinic

Online only

7.15pm-8pm

#ifn614makechat

Meghann Laverick

Kaley Schelks

Kelly Young

Laura O’Grady

Heidi Stevens

Helen Treherne

Nura Firdawsi

Q1 Makerspaces: what's the point? Should makerspaces really be a priority for libraries? Why or why not?

Q2 Why is creativity important? And what role do GLAMs of different types have in supporting creativity?

Q3 Hugh Rundle suggests buying a 3D printer is not aligned with the library's mission. Do you think libraries have a mandate to support tech-centred production?

Q4 A little left of centre... Is creativity important to you, personally or professionally? Why or why not? How do you express your creativity?

https://storify.com/IFN614/ifn614makechat 

Post

A1: Week 9 post

Break

Break

26 September

No class - break

A2: Expression of interest

10

Evaluating programs, products and services

3 October

No class - public holiday

11

Research support

10 October

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

#ifn614researchchat

Kylie Burgess

Kim Godbold

Kaz Wolf

Chloe Pickard

Paul Tan

Tim Tillack

Lucas O’Sullivan

Q1 Should librarians create more partnerships with researchers and contribute actively to research projects? How?

Q2 What sort of activities should librarians be involved in? What is the domain of the librarian? The researcher?

Q3 Can you see any possible negative impacts of an increased focus on research support in academic libraries?

Q4 How important is subject specialisation to effective research support? Are librarians subject experts? Should they be?

https://storify.com/IFN614/ifn614researchchat 

Post

A1: Week 11 post

12

Children and teens

17 October

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

#ifn614kidschat

Anitra Ross

Chloe Delaney

Imbi Josey

Ibtisam Al Siyabi

Karen Eyre

Alan Hossinger

Madelein Lindeque

Q1 What's the problem with unattended kids in the library? And what do we do about it?

Q2 Kids and privacy. What is our responsibility to kids? To parents?

Q3 What memories do you have as a child or teen using the library, or if you're a parent, of your kids using the library?

Q4 What is the point of school holiday programs? Free entertainment?

Q5 Share about some interesting programs, products or service for teens & kids that you've discovered this semester.

https://storify.com/IFN614/ifn614kidschat 

Post

A1: Week 12 post

13

Culture and pop culture

24 October

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

Class 

Online only

7.15pm-8.15pm

#ifn614culturechat

Karina Rivett

Ashlee Brown

Liam Doolan

Jessica Haack

Jasmine Darlington-Rielly

Amritpal Kaur

Raveneet Kaur

Q1 Libraries as cultural institutions: what role should different types of libraries have in the age of GLAM? (GLAM: Galleries, libraries, archives and museums)

Q2 When I say ‘pop culture in the library’, what springs immediately to your mind? Tell us the first words that come into your head, and then explain.

Q3 What are the big trends in pop culture right now, and how can libraries support or capitalise on them?

Q4 Does bringing pop culture into the library keep libraries relevant to young people or is it a gimmick young people see through?

Q5 Zines: where do they fit in the collection – reference, lending? Can they be considered sources of authority? Does it depend on who the author is?

https://storify.com/IFN614/ifn614culturechat 

Post

A1: Week 13 post

14

31 October

Post - wrap up post

A1: Learning journal: Checkpoint 2

(make sure you have completed activities from Weeks 9 to 14 inclusive)

A3: Grant application