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.
There is now a Twitter account for the Atlas: AtNewLib
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:
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.
The first of the threads focuses on the mission of librarians and the importance of a worldview…
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.
The Atlas of New Librarianship will be officially announced (and sold) at this year’s ACRL conference in Philadelphia on March 31st at 2. If you have followed this blog you know what the Atlas is, and have been seeing the creation process of the book, the companion website, and the companion iPad app. To get ready for the launch, I wanted to take the next two weeks to give you a taste of the Atlas and the companion content.
Over the coming days I’ll post video clips introducing the different threads and section of the Atlas. Today I’d like to share the introductory video for the companion site: