This year, we are trying something different for our monthly newsletters. Instead of creating a traditional newsletter and posting it on the Internet, we have decided to use a Web-based tool to share some of the fantastic resources that we encounter as media specialists. One of my favorite features of this tool, Scoop.it, is that it allows us to curate information for our readers. Information curation is a relatively new phrase used to describe how information experts like media specialists preview, summarize, share, and recommend information to their core audiences. We want you to know what we think about each featured resource so that you can decide if it is worth your time to read more.
Don’t worry! We can “scoop” photographs from the media center, blog posts, and others bits of information to include on our Scoop.it newsletters as well. We hope that you will check out our September edition at the end of this month and let us know if you like this new format.
You can visit our Scoop.it page here.