Skill 5: Create Effective Learning Objects with a Variety of Patron-Friendly Technologies

Skill 5: Create Effective Learning Objects with a Variety of Patron-Friendly Technologies

 

  • In order to better serve patrons with a visual or aural learning style, quickly create annotated screen captures, short videos, or other presentations that do not rely solely on written text.
  • Be sure all users have the necessary plug-ins and bandwidth for high end applications. Use technology that offers the most flexibility for the largest number of users.

 

Some useful resources for this skill area are:

American Library Association. Virtual Reference: A Selected Annotated Bibliography. ALA Library Fact Sheet 19, last modified August 2006, accessed July 31, 2013, http://www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet19.
 
Bailey, Jody. “Informal Screencasting: Results of a Customer-Satisfaction Survey With a Convenience Sample.” New Library World 113, nos. 1/2 (2012): 7-26, accessed July 31, 2013, doi.org/10.1108/03074801211199013.
 
Breitbach, William, and Adolfo G. Prieto. “Text Reference via Google Voice: A Pilot Study.” Library Review 61, no. 3 (2012): 188-198, accessed July 31, 2013, doi.org/10.1108/00242531211259319.
 
Griffis, Patrick. “Building Pathfinders with Free Screen Capture Tools.” Information Technology and Libraries 28, no. 4 (2009): 189-190, accessed July 31, 2013, Academic Search Complete (46729950).