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Digital Literacy

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th September 2014

Digital Literacy, Information Literacy and Connectivism

http://bethtransuelib.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/digital-literacy-information-literacy-and-connectivism/

One concern that I have is that because information literacy is so identified with librarians, that digital literacy may be seen as outside the purview of librarians when in fact it is a natural pairing.

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Full Spectrum Lights in Miller Center

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 15th September 2014

From: lrs_l-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu [mailto:lrs_l-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu] On Behalf Of Hubbs, Susan
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2014 5:38 PM
To: Northenscold, Melissa A.; lrs_l@stcloudstate.edu
Subject: [LRS_l] Re: Full Spectrum Lights in MC – Brainstorm Session Monday

Dear Colleagues,

I have started a bibliography beginning with books and articles that LRS owns or has access. I have not prettied it up. I will send a copy to Missy. Missy, I also went and pulled the 3 books LRS owns off the shelf. They are on a chair in my office. I will also look for some good websites and add those.

Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, MD is one of the leaders in this field.  LRS owns his Winter Blues book, 1998 but he now has a newer edition.
Winter Blues, Fourth Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder., Sept. 2012. I would like to suggest that LRS purchases a copy.  In the older edition, chapter 7 is entirely about light therapy.

Because light therapy is used as part, or sometimes all, treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which can also be part of a larger concern of depression, there should be a large sign encouraging people to seek out help from the SCSU counseling center, suicide prevention hotline, other depression URLs, etc.

Yours thinking of Robin Williams.

Susan

Susan Hubbs

Professor

Miller Center Library

320.308.4996

shubbs@stcloudstate.edu

 

 


From: lrs_l-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu [lrs_l-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu] on behalf of Northenscold, Melissa A.
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 10:59 AM
To: lrs_l@stcloudstate.edu
Subject: [LRS_l] Full Spectrum Lights in MC – Brainstorm Session Monday

In partnership with the Counseling and Psychological Services department, we will have full spectrum lights in the Miller Center (in the space to the south to the Dean’s Office) from roughly October 1 thru roughly May 1.

 

You are invited to join a brainstorming session at 1 p.m. on Monday in MC 135G.  We will discuss ideas regarding placement of lights, layout of space, promotion/marketing, and assessment.  Please feel free to send ideas via email as well.  If you’re not available to attend on Monday, but interested in getting involved, I will send notes after the meeting that include the next meeting date.

 

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Missy Northenscold

Administrative Director

Learning Resources Services

St. Cloud State University

720 4th Ave S., MC 135E

St. Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 308-2022

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Cyberbullying Increases as Students Get Older

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th September 2014

Cyberbullying Increases as Students Get Older, Study Finds

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2014/09/cyber_bullying_increases_as_students_get_older.html

The study also found that girls were more likely to experience verbal and cyberbullying while boys were more likely to experience physical bullying. my note: No news here.

“School-based interventions need to address the differences in perpetrator and victim experiences,” she said. “The key is to use individualized specific interventions for bullying, not a one-size-fits-all approach.”

Bullying is still a prevalent issue, although it has taken a new form by moving online. The two kinds of bullying are different in many ways. However, interventions can often be difficult, since many think cyberbullying is less harmful than traditional bullying, and therefore don’t report it.

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26 Entertaining And Educational Books For Back-To-School Season

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th September 2014

26 Entertaining And Educational Books For Back-To-School Season

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/11/back-to-school-books_n_5786660.html

 

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Understanding Organizations

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th September 2014

Understanding Organizations Using the Four Frame Model: Factories or Machines [Structure], Family [Human Resources], Jungle [Politics], and Theatres, Temples or Carnivals [Symbols]

http://www.psycholawlogy.com/2013/05/31/understanding-organizations-using-the-four-frame-model-factories-or-machines-structure-family-human-resources-jungle-politics-and-theatres-temples-or-carnivals-symbols/

Bolman, L, & Deal, T. (2003). Reframing organizations:  Artistry, choice, and leadership (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass [Chapter 1.].    See also.  Gallos, J. V. “Reframing Complexity: A Four-Dimensional Approach to Organizational Diagnosis, Development and Change.” In Gallos, J. V. (Ed.). Organization Development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.

 

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3D printer and charges

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th September 2014

From: Amy Jiang [mailto:ajiang@laverne.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 4:21 PM
To: lita-l@ala.org
Subject: [lita-l] 3D printer and charges

Hello Everyone,

Our library is thinking of purchasing a 3D printer for students and faculty’s academic uses. One possible use is that our faculty would like to print out Smithsonian artifacts and have them available for students. also, we are thinking if students have some ideas they want to print out, they can use the 3D printer as well.

I would like to hear from the list about your experience, recommendation on 3D printer. More specifically, here are my questions:

1. kind of 3D printer you would recommend. There are so many different types of 3D printer. For starting, what kind of price range of3D printer we should be looking for?

2. materials: it seems there are hundreds of materials for 3D printer. which one should we carry and what are the cost?

3. charges: should we charge to people when they print? if we charge, how much would be appropriate?

4. support: do you feel supporting 3D printer is challenging? how much of staff resources it would possibly consume in your organization?

Thanks very much for your information!
Amy

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Improving Test Question Quality

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th September 2014

Improving Test Question Quality

http://www.ncsu.edu/it/open_source/Item.html

Formative assessment will be of increasing importance

test item quality is crucial

as part of the TLT Group fall series: http://connectpro86502729.adobeconnect.com/frlvfall2014/

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Maria Popova: Staying Present and Grounded in the Age of Information Overload

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th September 2014

Maria Popova: Staying Present and Grounded in the Age of Information Overload

http://99u.com/articles/29651/maria-popova-staying-present-and-grounded-in-the-age-of-information-overload

The real work is how not to hang your self-worth, your sense of success and merits, the fullness of your heart, and the stability of your soul on those numbers.

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Ohio lawmakers want to limit the teaching of the scientific process

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st September 2014

Ohio lawmakers want to limit the teaching of the scientific process

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/08/ohio-lawmakers-want-to-ban-schools-from-teaching-scientific-process/

what happens when politicians decide to meddle in the process called education.

 

 

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Drone wars:

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th August 2014

Google Inc (GOOGL) and Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)’s Forthcoming Drone Wars

http://www.techinsider.net/google-inc-googl-and-amazon-com-inc-amzns-forthcoming-drone-wars/1114967.html

Please consider other IMS postings on drones:

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/08/27/faa-has-commercial-drone-regulations-backwards/

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