Innovative skills and techniques in the library (online)
Information skills are about more than just searching and finding. New media applications make it possible to do much more with information than before. Get acquainted with various state-of-the-art information applications to be used during your daily work in the library.
This course is intended for modern library staff and information specialists who would like to learn new skills and offer the newest tools and applications to improve information services.
During this 1 day workshop our lecturer will guide you through the course material in an interactive and practical way to ensure that you not only get the required knowledge and insight but develop your skills as well.
To get the best result out of the course we strongly recommend that you bring your own device to the course.
Participants will be introduced to a number of innovative media applications and garner insights into when and how to use these in a library environment and the skillsets required to function effectively in the 21st century information environment.
The ‘Innovative skills and techniques in the library’ course covers the following topics:
Overview of the most useful techniques and tools and use in libraries:
- sharing information in real-time (e.g. Drop box, Google Drive)
- visualization of information (infographics)
- new ways of presenting (e.g. Instagram Live, Facebook live, Skype, Zoom)
- new ways of communicating (e.g. chatbots, Google Home, Alexa)
- virtual reality
- augmented reality
- digital story telling (podcasting)
- geo-based applications (Google Maps, open data apps)
- trending innovative developments (e.g. fake news (click bait, blockchain)
New Roles and Skillsets for the Modern/Next-Gen Librarian
- Changes in the role of the librarian
- Overview of the skillsets required by librarians to ensure that they are on the cutting edge of technology, remain relevant, add value to their institutions and adopt innovative strategies to improve library services
- Competencies (generic/specific)
Group assignment on the topic: Innovative Skills and Techniques in the Library’