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Recording timeline: Librarians as web search experts

General timeline of webinar, so you can access a given topic directly, if you wish:

00:00 Introduction

Google search features we shared in our classes:
1:53 Advanced Google--more than sticking in keywords
2:22 Population searches: [population hawaii]
2:40 Sunrise: [sunrise grand rapids]
2:55 Time: [time tokyo]
3:10 Related:  [related:www.cnn.com]/ [related:www.macys.com]
3:51 Site: [site:michigan.gov geographic data]
4:27 [earthquake]
5:00 [delta 2243]
5:15 Conversions: [tablespoons to 2 cups]
5:50 [unemployment rate travis county, tx]/[unemployment rate michigan]
6:28 [100 dollars in new zeland dollars]/[100 dollars in euros]
    This is a sample of some of what we shared

7:31 Google Scholar
7:41 Scholar preferences--can set from which library you are associated--if your institution has a subscription to this service, you can see whatever your library subscribes to when you search--access dbs directly from Google

8:48 Google Books
Can use it to search the books you have on your shelves in your library
9:14 Microbe Hunters example
10:30 On the Origin of Species example
11:56 Downloading and sharing Google Books
12:14 Clipping and translating

12:29 Google Translate
13:02 Translating websites--example: viewing a French newspaper in English

Workshop also covered Google Finance and Google Docs

14:37 Why we did this type of class

17:06 Studies show prevalence of Google in research habits

20:15 Why teaching Google was a success for the library

20:33 Attendees included entire university, details on types of people who attended and what their needs were
--Wait list
--Diverse needs

21:30 Format of the class

23:00 Why this class was important--faculty perception of what the library does

24:30 Marketing librarians as highly skilled mediators--search experts--need to be there at the beginning

25:50 Exploring misconceptions about searching and librarians--and how to deal with them

28:34 Hacking the Academy

29:37 Brainstorming ways academic, public, and other librarians can arrange events around the idea of themselves as web search experts

30:45 How teach students that web search does not replace library, but give back door to library


31:35 Do you ever see non-novice searchers among your students when they come from high school?

33:14 How did you market this program to faculty?

34:11 How do you build excitement/get attendees when people think they already know everything about Google?

34:51 Have you seen faculty using this with their students?

35:50 Offer ILI on how to integrate Wikipedia and teach evaluation skills?

36:40 Clarification: can I tell in Google books what is actually in my library?
(FYI: The link Mary and Colleen discuss here is the “Find in a Library” link, which allows you to find a book in Google Books Search, and then use the “Find in a Library” link to search for it in WorldCat. The “Find in a Library “ link is on the left in full view and preview books, and on the right in snippet view and citation only. Find it just below the list of bookstores that sell the book.)

37:50 Handouts for asynchronous teaching?

38:43 How would you recommend getting this started in high school and middle school?

40:00 How do you retain your status as “search experts” when giving away your best secrets?

42:20 How talk about issues like commercial and privacy?

43:19 Use familiar Google interface to teach students how to use proprietary databases

44:27 What are the next steps--how do you keep marketing to faculty?

46:32 If you were doing a basic Google class where would you draw the line? What is basic? What is advanced?

47:58 Are your workshops online or in-person only?

48:51 Contact information and good-bye