For the past decade, Infopeople has offered a course for all library types and staff classifications on Weeding for Your Library’s Health. More accurately, we’ve offered an ever evolving course addressing this topic and, for me as its decade-long instructor, the evolution is apparent in the participants as well as the format and coverage.
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What’s a Digital Badge?
A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you’ve earned, a class you’ve taken, or a task you’ve mastered. Earn badges and then display them online on your website, blog or on your social media accounts (like Facebook and LinkedIn). Digital badges make learning visible.
Digital badges are currently being used by libraries in a number of ways. Here are a few examples:
With the initial healthcare insurance enrollment period, and the attendant media running up to and during those months, just fading in memory, it’s already time to use what we learned and improve on the remarkably smooth Covered California/California public library interfaces we began to build a year ago. WebJunction has been pursuing the study and documentation of public library processes and lessons in various states.
Ferreting out fact from rumor, uninformed opinion, and outright falsehood underpins the work of all types of libraries. As we continue to work in an information ecosystem undergoing explosive growth and publishing access by authorities of every degree of sophistication, taking time for regular fact checking awareness improves our capacity to distinguish what is from what might be.
In this podcast, Michael Cart talks about the career and works of Walter Dean Myers, who passed away on July 1, 2014.