Librarians Thread Intro

Last of the section intros:

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Improve Society Thread

If this one looks familiar, you must be keeping up with the FutureReady365 blog of SLA. It turns out it was a good fit for this thread:

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Communities Thread

There are 6 threads in the Atlas (in essence chapters) that come of the mission. Here is an introduction for the fourth on communities:

Next week I’ll finish posting the thread intros, and then videos about other things in the works related to the Atlas.

P.S.

There is now a Twitter account for the Atlas: AtNewLib

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Facilitation Thread

The entire Atlas is based on a mission of librarians:

The MISSION of LIBRARIANS is to IMPROVE SOCIETY through FACILITATING KNOWLEDGE CREATION in their COMMUNITIES

The threads take the major ideas in this mission and map it down to why that is part of the mission, and how librarians can fulfill it.

Here is the intro to the Facilitation Thread:

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Knowledge Creation

Teaser for the Knowledge Creation Thread.

The point of these little videos is to set a tone for the thread, not replace it. I’m also trying to capture the tone of the text – personal and conversational as opposed to scholarly third person passive voice. As you can also tell…it is cold in Syracuse.

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The Mission

The first of the threads focuses on the mission of librarians and the importance of a worldview…

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Structure of the Atlas

The following video talks about the structure of the Atlas and how it works:

By the way, If you are wondering why the video is in portrait and not landscape – it has to do with their use on the iPad app.

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