The Teaching Librarian

Web 2.0, Technology, and Legal Aspects


  • Kris Helge
  • Laura McKinnon, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, USA

Librarians need to utilize web 2.0 tools to generate rich-text learning environments, creating enriching, challenging, and supportive learning platforms for students. The Teaching Librarian shows how to utilize wikis, mindmaps, and Second Life to improve pedagogy for librarians. This title covers how to obtain administration approval to implement web 2.0 tools, how to deal with and prevent technological glitches, and remain aware of relevant legal issues in the UK and the USA. The book also outlines how to create learning interfaces that meet the needs of nontraditional students. The six chapters cover key areas of pedagogy and web 2.0, including: the relevance of LibGuides and its uses for pedagogy; using cloud computing and mobile apps in teaching; teaching with Wikis, Second Life, and Mind Maps; practical issues with web 2.0 technology; and a chapter on the legal issues surrounding the use of web 2.0 for pedagogy.
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Librarians and teachers of library and information science with an interest in pedagogy and new technologies


Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-733-0


"...It is well presented, with practical guides, suggestions and examples for the teaching librarian; could also be used by new graduates or even student librarians looking for career avenues..."--Australian Library Journal,Vol 63, No 4

Table of Contents

Web 2.0 tools: benefits, detriments, and usage for effective pedagogy; Using the LibGuides platform for more than just hosting electronic pathfinders; Cloud computing for teaching librarians; Mobile apps for teaching librarians; Preparing faculty, administration, and students for Web 2.0 tools, and an introduction to Web 3.0; Legal information related to Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.