Final Reflection

I can’t believe this semester has come to an end. The past few months have been a wild rollercoaster for me, but this course was the one thing I could always look forward to. My coworker recommended this course to me and described it as an eye-opening experience. Week after week, the lectures and readings […]

Virtual Symposium

I decided to go with a 3-2-1 report to highlight some of the new ideas and fascinating topics that I’ve learned throughout this course. Please check out my infographic report!

Director’s Brief: Digital Literacy for Older Adults

Digital literacy skills has always been an apparent need in my library’s community. When patrons, especially older adults, come to the information desk for help, it’s often for something library staff can’t help with, such as “what is my password?”, or it’s for something library staff do not have the time to help with, such […]

Reflection: Infinite Learning-Professional Learning Experiences

Information professionals around the world go through numerous years of schooling and formal learning to get where they are today. However, the learning doesn’t stop once they leave school, but continues throughout their career as libraries adapt to changes over time. Michael Stephens (2018) discusses the idea of conferences as a way to interact and […]

Reflection: Mobile Devices and Connections

What stood out to me most in the readings and lectures was the word “portable”. This allows the world to be digitally connected at all times, wherever and whenever. There is no need for someone to be at a physical location as “information is no longer bound to a form or place” (Stephens, 2015). The […]

Emerging Technology Planning: A Guide to e-Readers and Online Services for Older Adults

Introduction: The lectures and readings have demonstrated that many libraries are transitioning from the traditional model to the hyperlinked model of participatory service. The senior community has witnessed and experienced the traditional model and are now learning to adapt to the “new” technology-driven library. There are many senior assisted living communities in the city of […]

Reflection: The Hyperlinked School Library

Education and the way we learn have been transformed with the Web and new technologies connecting us to information and knowledge. In order to embrace these changes and be able to stay relevant to students’ lives, the traditional model of the school library needs to go. Loertscher (2008) compares the school library model to the […]

Reflection on Participatory Service and Transparency

Libraries are moving towards the trend of becoming more user-focused and community-centered. The idea of a “participatory library” is to engage community members in the planning and development process and ensure that the services provided are an accurate representation of the community. The process of determining user needs was long relied on what librarians or […]

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

In Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Jonah Berger demonstrates that virality does not have to be random, and there is indeed a formula behind the success of a product or an idea. The term “contagious” is used to describe something that has become a viral phenomenon such as a YouTube video about blending a smartphone […]

Reflection on The Hyperlinked Library Model

The Hyperlinked Library model has emerged due to the changes in libraries and the services they provide. Libraries have tremendously evolved in the last two decades and have adapted to support the introduction of technology in everyday lives. Discussions have moved onto the Web and online social interactions have greatly affected how the world works […]