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Report: A Splendid Torch – Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries

The Council on Library and Information Resources has published a report on Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries.

From the report:

Six essays, written collaboratively by current and former CLIR postdoctoral fellows, explore the contributions that today’s academic libraries—as providers of resources, professional support, and space—are making to learning and teaching. Topics include the continuing evolution of the learning commons, information literacy instruction, digital humanities teaching in libraries, spatial literacy, collaboration in digital special collections, and 3-D printing and pedagogy.

Access the full report here.

Resource: Social activism in the United States – Digital Collection & Primary Sources

From the post:

This article outlines some of the high-quality digital collections and primary source materials available online on the history of activism in the United States. This list is not exhaustive, but focuses on strong multimedia collections that can have applications as both resources for original research and use as educational materials for classroom instruction and discussion.

Read more here.

Resource: Data Privacy Project

From the post:

The goal of our trainings is to learn the building blocks of privacy protection and digital security. Our teachings focus on activities patrons do every day at the library so that library staff can develop the capacity to:

By beginning with common patron experiences, the Data Privacy Project makes learning about privacy protections relevant to the everyday realities of libraries today.

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Resource: Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) has released a recording of “Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective,” a presentation by Jon Cawthorne (West Virginia University), Vivian Lewis (McMaster University), Lisa Spiro (Rice University), and Xuemao Wang (University of Cincinnati) given at the Spring 2015 meeting. The presentation shares results from a Mellon-funded project that looks at global digital scholarship expertise:

The project involved visiting leading digital humanities and digital social science organizations in several countries and conducting interviews with research staff, faculty, graduate students, and administrators in order to understand the core skills required for digital scholarship and the characteristics of organizations that cultivate these skills.

View the full video here.