Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian
Libraries Media Services: http://lib.umn.edu/media
SMART Learning Commons:http://smart.umn.edu
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My name is Scott Spicer and I serve as Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian for the Libraries. In this role, I am head of Media Services, a unit dedicated to supporting the development of student media literacy skill sets, and promotion of deeper subject knowledge and meaningful, authentic learning experiences through the integration of media resources and student-produced media into curriculum.
Media Services -in collaboration with SMART Learning Commons/campus partners- provides the following services:
- Outreach consultation to faculty in developing, assessing, and coordinating support for student-produced media assignments.
- Coordination of media production equipment access and hands-on media production support in the Walter/Wilson Library SMART Learning Commons.
- Customized class visits to discuss media projects. Example topics: quality production process and composition, accessing production equipment and support in the SMART Commons, copyright/fair use, library research, media resources, and use of production software - equipment.
- Support for instructional media resources. Example media resource support services include: recommendations of local and freely available media resources (video, image, audio), reserving films, and integrating media into Moodle.
- Guidance on copyright/fair use and media (often in collaboration with Copyright Librarian).
- Innovative uses of media production to support teaching and learning.
- Convergence of digital media, technology, user practice, and library services in the Digital Arts, Sciences and Humanities
- Emerging models for media outreach, media literacy support, and library media services - centers.
- Innovative learning spaces in academic libraries.
- Role of previous experience, self-efficacy, and student-produced video.
- New models for distributing media (i.e., streaming video).
- Multimodal scholarship (i.e., video abstracts in scholarly journals).
- Innovative search and discovery of media resources.
- Copyright and media use in higher education.
- Future of mass media and new media business models.
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction - Learning Technologies ("LT Media Lab"), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
M.L.I.S. Library and Information Science, Dominican University (River Forest, IL)
B.A. Child Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
Selected Presentations & Publications
Spicer, S. R. (2013). The relationship between digital storytelling creation and self-efficacy beliefs on media production skill sets in first year college students. (Master’s thesis). University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/147651.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
Spicer, S. & Miller, C. (2014). The relationship between digital storytelling creation and self-efficacy beliefs on media production skill sets in first year college students. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning. (adapted from M.A. thesis).
Spicer, S. (2014). A study on the emergence of the video abstract in science scholarship: Potential opportunities for library publishers and support services. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. http://jlsc-pub.org/jlsc/vol2/iss2/2/. (see also: University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy: http://hdl.handle.net/11299/162873).
Johnston, L., & Spicer, S. (2012). Tech Expo: A model for emerging technology education for library staff. Journal of Library Innovation, 3(1), 66-85. http://www.libraryinnovation.org/article/view/151. (see also: University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/126961).
Spicer, S. (2010). A framework for media resources support program development. College & University Media Review, 16, 79-90. (see also: University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/130289).
Solheim, C., O'Brien, M., & Spicer, S. (2015). Illuminating a Course Transformation Journey. In R. Williams & Lee, A. (Eds.), Internationalizing Higher Education: Critical Collaborations across the Curriculum. (pp. 171-187). Rotterdam: Sense Publishing.
Selected Conference Presentations
(with Cris Lopez and Pete McCauley) “Digital Storytelling in the Classroom,” MN eLearning Summit 2014, July 31, 2014, University of Northwestern, Roseville, Minnesota.
“Production Spaces in Libraries,” (panelist) at the American Library Association 2014 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 29, 2014.
(with Deborah Boudewyns and Justin Schell) “When Text Isn't Enough: An Exploration into the World of Multimodal Scholarship in the Digital Arts, Sciences and Humanities,” at the Library Technology Conference, March 19, 2014, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
“A Snapshot of Student Produced Media Projects from Digital Stories to Online Interactives,” MN eLearning Summit 2013, July 30, 2013, University of Northwestern, Roseville, Minnesota.
“Welcome to the Wonderful World of Academic Digital Media,” at the Library Technology Conference, March 15, 2013, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
(with Lois Hendrickson, Lisa Johnston, Julie Kelly, Jody Kempf, and Amy Neeser) “Personal Archiving: Helping Users Recognize and Preserve Their Treasures,” at the Library Technology Conference, March 15, 2013, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Reprised presentation (with Lois Hendrickson and Amy Neeser) at the Association of Research Libraries Division of the Minnesota Library Association Conference “ARLD Day”, April 26, 2013, Chanhassen, Minnesota.
“How Did that Get in There? Streaming Media in the Land of Discovery,” (panelist) at the Charleston Conference, November 8, 2012, Charleston, South Carolina.
“DeWitt Code,” (panelist) at the Libraries Information Technology Association (LITA) Game Making Group at the American Library Association 2012 Annual Conference, Anaheim, California, June 24, 2012.
“Media Literacy for Libraries 101: What it is, the University of Minnesota Model,” at the Library Technology Conference, March 15, 2012, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
“Utilizing Crowd Sourcing Methodology to Develop a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Image Resource Guide for the University of Minnesota,” (panelist) at the ACRL Images Resources Discussion Group at the American Library Association Annual Conference, June 25, 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana.
"Connecting to the Campus through Creativity: Libraries, Media, and Knowledge Production," (panelist) at the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, March 31 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(with Nancy Sims) “Debunking DMCA - DVDs & Digital Devices,” at the Midwest Library Technology Conference, March 17, 2011, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
“Leading Successful Student Media Production Services: Different Models, Perspectives, and Recommendations,” (panelist) at the Consortium of College and University Media Centers Annual Conference, October 10, 2010, Buffalo, New York.
“Three Models for Streaming Video, One Year Later,” (panelist) at the Consortium of College and University Media Centers Annual Conference, October 15, 2009, Greensboro, North Carolina.
“The Camera is Due Back at 3:00! A Case Study of Library Support of Student Produced Media with Post Secondary Teaching and Learning,” (poster presenter) at the Midwest Library Technology Conference, March 18, 2009, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
“Effecting Change at the Grassroots Level: A Success Story on the Implementation of Wireless Networking from a Library Student’s Perspective,” at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, October 25, 2007, Mankato, Minnesota.
Selected Professional Service
Chair Elect - Chair - Past Chair of the Video Round Table (VRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) (2011-2014).
National Research Project Contributions
Invited participant on the IMLS grant sponsored, Moving Image Specialist project, a project of New York University Tisch Film School. Provided video testimony and promotional advocacy on the growing audiovisual preservation needs of academic librarians and potential placement of moving image specialists View NYU online video interview: http://bit.ly/1EoHGBL
Invited participant to contribute expertise at the Video At Risk Fora (2010 & 2012) hosted by New York University (NYU). Video At Risk is a 2 year Mellon funded collaborative study between NYU Libraries, NYU Moving Image Archiving & Preservation program, University of California Libraries – Berkeley, and Loyola Libraries (New Orleans), charged with researching and documenting a range of copyright-fair use, technical, and policy issues related to long term preservation and access to VHS content in the circulating video collections of research libraries. http://www.nyu.edu/tisch/preservation/research/video-risk/