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Academic Librarianship by Design: A Blended Librarian's Guide to the Tools and Techniques

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This new vision for designing the future of academic libraries enables librarians to become indispensable partners in the college teaching endeavor by integrating themselves into the instructional process. - Improve collaboration with faculty, researchers, and students to become an instructional partner - Connect with learners by applying design thinking to develop and ...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published January 30th 2009 by American Library Association (first published June 30th 2007)
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Catie Carlson
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library-related
I wanted to like this book more than I did, and I think if I had read it in the context of 10 years ago I would have. Many of the principles seem very obvious in today's educational and library climate though. With that said, the ideas of campus collaboration, technology, and instructional design cannot be under emphasized today in librarianship. It's good to go back and see where it started and how it has evolved.
Alison
Feb 25, 2008 rated it it was ok
I thought I would like this a lot more than I did. I didn't read the whole thing, I wound up occasionally picking it up and trying out one chapter, then coming back another time and trying out another chapter. For some reason, this just didn't resonate with me. Had I stopped to think about the fact that I rarely get through an entire post on the Design Thinking blog, I probably would have realized all of this ahead of time. But to be fair, I don't think I read much about this book before I ...more
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Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Call it a 3.5. There's a lot to recommend in Bell and Shank's work. Tackling the concerns about academic libraries loosing their important place by engaging in instructional design thinking strikes me as a great solution. There are strong overviews of how design thinking works, how to create library resources like a designer, how to get faculty buy-in. All good stuff. Still, there are some problems with the book. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the examples are now out-of-date. But even though many of
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I thought I would like this a lot more than I did. I didn't read the whole thing, I wound up occasionally picking it up and trying out one chapter, then coming back another time and trying out another chapter. For some reason, this just didn't resonate with me. Had I stopped to think about the fact that I rarely get through an entire post on the Design Thinking blog, I probably would have realized all of this ahead of time. But to be fair, I don't think I read much about this book before I ...more
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Call it a 3.5. There's a lot to recommend in Bell and Shank's work. Tackling the concerns about academic libraries loosing their important place by engaging in instructional design thinking strikes me as a great solution. There are strong overviews of how design thinking works, how to create library resources like a designer, how to get faculty buy-in. All good stuff. Still, there are some problems with the book. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the examples are now out-of-date. But even though many of
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I wanted to like this book more than I did, and I think if I had read it in the context of 10 years ago I would have. Many of the principles seem very obvious in today's educational and library climate though. With that said, the ideas of campus collaboration, technology, and instructional design cannot be under emphasized today in librarianship. It's good to go back and see where it started and how it has evolved.
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