The Teaching Librarian

The Teaching Librarian

Web 2.0, Technology, and Legal Aspects

1st Edition - October 31, 2013

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  • Authors: Kris Helge, Laura McKinnon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633992

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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.

Key Features

  • Provides examples of empirical research that tests the implementation of Second Life, wikis, and mind maps in pedagogical scenarios
  • Offers research that enables pedagogy while remaining aware of and complying with current United Kingdom and US legal frameworks
  • Provides case studies and empirical research showing how to gain acceptance of technology in academic environments


Librarians and teachers of library and information science with an interest in pedagogy and new technologies

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    List of abbreviations

    About the authors

    Chapter 1: Web 2.0 tools: benefits, detriments, and usage for effective pedagogy



    Difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

    Importance of using Web 2.0 tools

    Teaching librarians’ roles in using Web 2.0 technologies

    Students’ roles with Web 2.0 tools

    Empirical research showing benefits of Web 2.0 learning

    Using specific Web 2.0 tools in pedagogy

    Organization is key – instructors’ use of wikis

    How a face-to-face class can augment the use of a wiki

    Learning and cost effectiveness of a wiki

    Empirical research on Moodle

    Benefits of using a Moodle

    Varied Moodle formats

    Moodle training

    Organization of Moodle

    Empirical studies regarding Second Life

    Example assignment using Second Life

    Implementing the advantages of Adobe Connect

    Student use of Adobe Connect to augment presentations

    Empirical research supporting the use of mind maps

    Potential copyright problem with YouTube

    Example assignment using YouTube

    Choosing a pertinent Web 2.0 tool

    Meeting the needs of non-traditional students


    Chapter 2: Using the LibGuides platform for more than just hosting electronic pathfinders



    Web 2.0 features and support in the LibGuides platform

    Relevance and use of the LibGuides platform: a study

    Uses for teaching librarians – at the reference desk and beyond

    Uses for teaching librarians – in the classroom

    Considerations: cost, time, patron use, and copyright and plagiarism

    Best practices for using the LibGuides platform in pedagogy


    Chapter 3: Cloud computing for teaching librarians



    Cloud computing defined and explained

    Relevance of cloud computing

    Uses for teaching librarians and examples of specific cloud services available

    Considerations: access, security and privacy, reliability, and training

    Best practices for using cloud computing in pedagogy


    Chapter 4: Mobile apps for teaching librarians



    Uses for teaching librarians

    Apps geared toward libraries in general

    Apps for taking and organizing notes

    Apps for organizing ideas and resources

    Cloud computing apps

    Apps for reading and researching

    Course management apps

    App builders

    Considerations: cost, security and privacy, availability, and reliability

    Best practices for using mobile apps in pedagogy


    Chapter 5: Preparing faculty, administration, and students for Web 2.0 tools, and an introduction to Web 3.0


    Introduction - preparing the faculty for the technological revolution

    Managing the technical glitches - an example involving feedback

    How to implement a pre-test/post-test to evaluate a Web 2.0 tool continually

    Practical use of this empirical knowledge

    Emerging technologies - Web 3.0


    Chapter 6: Legal information related to Web 2.0 and Web 3.0



    US defamation

    UK defamation

    Cost of litigation

    Governmental immunity


    Hypothetical scenario to understand copyright law

    Digital excerpts on e-reserve and licensing agreements

    Other US exceptions to copyrights

    UK exceptions to copyright for educational purposes

    Creative Commons

    SPARC Addendum

    Images and US copyright

    Copyright tips


    Appendix: useful websites and other links


Product details

  • No. of pages: 196
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2013
  • Published: October 31, 2013
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633992

About the Authors

Kris Helge

Kris Helge is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of North Texas. He earned a J.D from the South Texas College of Law, a M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Texas, a B.A. from Baylor University, and is a Ph.D. student studying Information Science at the University of North Texas.

Laura McKinnon

Laura F. McKinnon is the head of the Research and Instructional Services department at the University of North Texas Libraries. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication from the University of Florida, a Juris Doctor degree from the Florida State University College of Law, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.) degree from the Florida State University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, USA

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