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08-09 What is 23 Things

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What It Is

An important part of MILI is the 23 Information Literacy Things. We have adapted this from the original concept of “23 Things” which has taken off in the library world and other areas. 23 Things was created to help library staff become more familiar with web 2.0 technology and how it impacts library service and library patrons. It started in public libraries and has expanded to school libraries. It has received rave reviews from participants -- they love the idea of a reason to focus on their own learning and and to have excuse to play around with technology. Our 23 Information Literacy Things are built around the concepts of information literacy and the 3 R's — Research, Reliable Resources, and the Responsible Use of technology and information.


How It Works

Our version of 23 Things could actually be called 10+13 Things because participants are required to complete only 10 "Things" and the other 13 "Things" are optional.  This flexibility allows an individual to either delve deeply into a few Things or explore more Things according to his/her interest and skill levels.  You will see that the first 10 Things in 23 Information Literacy Things are required; you can complete them at your own pace (though we do recommend completing one per month). The last 13 Things are marked as optional; again, if you choose to do them you can complete them at your own pace.


The most important thing to remember is that YOU MUST BLOG ABOUT EACH THING.  As you read through each explanation, note the blog prompts at the end.  While blog posts should be thoughtful and reflective, they don't have to be extensive or scholarly.


Have fun with the idea and the Things--this is an opportunity to focus on you and your learning--and to use that learning in your teaching.

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