Saturday, September 26, 2009

Howard Rheingold, Joyce Valenza, and Frances Jacobson Harris: Librarians and Truth Detection

A conversation on

Date: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day) (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event.

Howard Rheingold is the author of:
Tools for Thought The Virtual Community
Smart Mobs

editor of Whole Earth Review
editor of The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog
founding executive editor of Hotwired
founder of Electric Minds
Non-resident Fellow, Annenberg Center for Communication, USC, 2007
Visiting Professor, De Montfort University, UK

Has taught:
Participatory Media and Collective Action (UC Berkeley, SIMS, Fall
2005, 2006, 2007 )
Virtual Community/Social Media (Stanford, Fall 2007, 2008; UC Berkeley,
Spring 2008, 2009)
Toward a Literacy of Cooperation (Stanford, Winter, 2005)
Digital Journalism (Stanford University Winter, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 )

Current projects:
Social Media Classroom
The Cooperation Project
Participatory Media Literacy
HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation grantee

Recent Videos:
21st century literacies 40 min video
JD Lasica's 6 min video interview with me, same subject:

(photographer credit: Robin Good)

Joyce Valenza has been the librarian at Springfield Township High School (PA) since 1998. For ten years, she was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Joyce is the author of Power Tools, Power Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged for ALA Editions. She currently blogs for School Library Journal. Her NeverendingSearch Blog (now on the SLJ website) won an Edublogs Award for 2005 and was nominated again in 2008. She won the AASL/Highsmith research grant in 2005. Joyce is a Milken Educator and an American Memory Fellow. Her video series, Internet Searching Skills was a YALSA Selected Video for Young Adults in 1999. The video series Library Skills for Children was released in 2003, and her six-volume video series Research Skills for Students was released in Fall 2004. Super Searchers Go to School, was published by Information Today in 2005. Her Virtual Library won the IASL School Library Web Page of the Year Award for 2001. Joyce is active in ALA, AASL, YALSA, and ISTE and contributes to Classroom Connect, VOYA, Learning and Leading with Technology, and School Library Journal. Joyce speaks nationally about issues relating to libraries and thoughtful use of educational technology. Joyce earned her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in August, 2007.

Frances Jacobson Harris ( is the librarian at University Laboratory High School at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She team teaches a required computer literacy course sequence for eighth and ninth grade students which includes information literacy and Internet ethics components ( Frances has presented and published on topics related to young adults, Internet ethics, and digital information. She is currently preparing a second edition of her book, I Found It On the Internet: Coming of Age Online, published by the American Library Association, 2005.

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