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The Teaching Librarian - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843347330, 9781780633992

The Teaching Librarian

1st Edition

Web 2.0, Technology, and Legal Aspects

Authors: Kris Helge Laura McKinnon
eBook ISBN: 9781780633992
Paperback ISBN: 9781843347330
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st October 2013
Page Count: 196
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Table of Contents


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



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


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"...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

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About the Authors

Kris Helge

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 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