Virtual Librarianship: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Diane Nahl

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2012

Description:

The focus is on professionalization in this hybrid technology-intensive seminar that takes place in a classroom lab, online on the Web and in the immersive virtual world platform of Second Life (SL). The seminar allows students to explore technology innovations in librarianship, including Web 2.0 applications, online professional development services, and avatar-mediated library services. Conducted in a collaborative, project-based, online, inworld, and classroom workshop format.

Required Textbook:

Kane, L. T. 2011. Working in the Virtual Stacks: The New Library and Information Science.
Gleick, J. 2011. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_nahl_f12.docx

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Information Behavior in Virtual Environments: Spring 2011

Instructor:

Diane Nahl

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Spring 2011

Description:

This seminar takes place in immersive virtual world platforms including Second Life (SL), Inworldz, Heritage Key, Blue Mars and other virtual information environments. The seminar allows students to examine virtual world innovations including avatar-mediated library services, immersive educational environments, historic recreations, and others. Students join inworld professional groups and interest groups; study avatar information needs and information seeking behavior; create virtual interactive collections, subject guides and pathfinders; acquire virtual world information literacy (VWIL) and basic building skills; and master information sharing and presentation tools. Projects involve students in applying skills learned via inworld tasks in producing VW informative events. Project-based, research and professional focus, inworld and classroom workshop format.

Required Textbook:

Miller, Steven J. 2011. Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-To-Do-Manual.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/694_Nahl_sp2011.doc

Human Dimension in Information Systems: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Diane Nahl

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

The seminar focuses on the human element in information systems through examining human physical, cognitive, and affective abilities, behaviors, and practices in interactions with information systems, with an emphasis on the role of affect in information system use. Readings cover cognitive and affective theories, research on information system use, and qualitative and quantitative HCI research methods in studies of technology use. This term the seminar explores and examines current research on information needs, seeking, and use, and human-system interaction in immersive virtual worlds, Web sites, and mobile interfaces.

Seminar participants work on a project at the Community Virtual Library (CVL) on Info Island in the immersive virtual world platform Second Life. Students collaborate while studying the immersive interface of Second Life both as users and field researchers. Students learn, practice, and research virtual IT literacy skills needed in immersive interfaces.

Required Textbook:

Chowdhury, G. G., Chowdhury, S. 2011. Information Users and Usability in the Digital Age.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~nahl/677/677-syl-S12.htm

Teaching Information Technology Literacy: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Diane Nahl

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

Introduction to the history, theories, principles, and concepts of library and information literacy instruction, including learning theory and user-based research methods. Examines program design, administration, and evaluation. Provides practical experience in instructional design and implementation. Includes field research component.

Required Textbook:

Jacobson, T. E., Xu, L. 2004. Motivating Students in Information Literacy Classes.
Radcliff, C. J., Jensen, M. L., Salem Jr., J. A., Burhanna, K. J., Gedeon, J. A.. 2007. A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/665_nahl_s13.pdf