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Syracuse University Libraries receives donation to boost adult education materials

“Syracuse University Libraries recently received a $50,000 donation from former faculty members to digitize materials like cassette tapes from the adult and continuing education collection.The donation from Alexander Charters and Margaret Charters will create the Alexander N. Charters Library Initiative Fund, and the money will go toward the 96 different materials in the adult and continuing education collection, said Lucy Mulroney, senior director for the Special Collections Research Center at SU Libraries. The collection has photographs, films, recordings of lectures and schedules of classes, Mulroney said.” (via The Daily Orange)

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SU Libraries offers reserved study space through social media contest

“One Syracuse University student will have exclusive access to his or her favorite study space during midterms through an SU Libraries contest. SU Libraries is offering students the opportunity to compete to win a reserved table to study at during midterms through a social media contest. The contest requires students to take a picture of their favorite study space at the library and post it to social media sites, such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, using the #mySULspace hashtag.” (via The Daily Orange)

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Information Space Blog Celebrates Major Milestones

“The School of Information Studies’ (iSchool) community blog, Information Space, surpassed one million page views in 2013, and reached its highest page views in a single day at 6,218 views recently. “I’m very proud of the work that our team has done to get to this point.  This is really a team effort and everyone involved should be proud of his or her contributions,” said Kelly Lux, director of social media and adjunct professor at the iSchool.” (via The School of Information Studies – Syracuse University)

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Brown to Present MOOC Successes at Blackboard Leadership Conference

“The planning, design, and implementation processes behind two Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) offered by the School of Information Studies (iSchool)—and their successful outcomes—will be the subject of a presentation at an educational leadership conference in London this week. Peggy Brown, director of learning systems and an adjunct instructor at the iSchool, will provide fellow professionals a look at the before and after efforts that went into the implementation of two MOOCs, “An Introduction to Data Science with R,” and “New Librarianship: The Master Class,” both offered by the School this year. Her presentation to a group of online education professionals and educators at the autumn gathering of the Blackboard Education Leadership Forum will focus on the elements that produced successful outcomes. Brown expects to illustrate the planning, promotion, enrollment, engagement, implementation, and follow-up processes that produced the higher-than-normal participation and completion rates the School experienced.” (via The School of Information Studies – Syracuse University)

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Google Glass at the iSchool

“Anthony Rotolo, Assistant Professor of Practice at the School of Information Studies (iSchool), is known for integrating new technologies into the classroom. This fall Rotolo plans to use Google’s new wearable display technology, Google Glass, in one of his classes to see what this unique product has to offer in an educational setting. Rotolo plans to use Glass to display Tweets that he encourages students to share during his lectures.  “Twitter is often hard to filter, so I am working with engineers in the NEXIS lab to create software to filter what comes across my Glass display,” explained Rotolo.” (via Syracuse University)

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