University of Georgia Job Announcement

from my alma mater, the University of Georgia!

The University of Georgia
Department of Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology
Learning, Design, and Technology Program

The Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia is pleased to announce the position of Assistant Professor (9-month, tenure track). The LDT program Department seeks an energetic individual who has an established scholarly agenda in educational technology, learning sciences, and/or information science to begin as soonas January, 2010.


*An earned doctorate (by time of appointment) in a field related to educational technology, learning sciences or information science;

*An established or a clearly emerging record of scholarship.

The preferred qualifications of applicants for this position include:

*Experience and leadership in using technology in K-12 education contexts or experience and leadership in school library media;

*Experience teaching with emerging online learning technologies;

*Experience teaching at the graduate level;

*A research agenda in one or more of these areas: K-12 information services and resource management, games and simulations for learning, information organization, technology planning, social constructivist theories applied with technology, taxonomies (including folksonomies, Dublin Core, etc.), digital libraries, and information literacy.

The teaching responsibilities of this position will primarily be at the graduate level.  LDT students aspire to be college professors, school librarymedia specialists, K-12 technology leaders, instructional designers, or multimedia developers. These audiences are reached through online courses, face-to-face courses at the main campus in Athens, and face-to-face courses at our new Gwinnett Campus ( Face-to-face teaching includes traditional models and studio models (see The candidate will be expected to advise doctoral, specialist and masters students; maintain a strong research agenda as evidenced by refereed publications; and successfully seek external funding.

Send letter of application, vita, and contact information for three references to Dr. Lloyd Rieber, LDT Search Committee Chair, 604 Aderhold Hall, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-7144; 706-542-4110; email:

Application should concisely document experience andresearch interests. All application materials received by October 16, 2009 are assured full consideration. Preferred starting date is January, 2010.

Availability of this position is contingent on funding. UGA is an AA/EEO institution. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact the search committee chair.

Taking It To the Beach: Upcoming Presentations at GCTE 2009!

jekyllI am thrilled to share some wonderful news with all of you today:  all three of my conference proposals were accepted for the Georgia Council of Teachers of English Conference, “Riding the Waves of 21st Century English Language Arts Classroom:  Where Multiple Literacies Converge”.  The conference, will be held at Jekyll Island February 5-7; my three conference presentations will include:

  • “Making Research Relevant:  Multigenre Research Papers” which feature my work as a media specialist and English teacher in incorporating multigenre research into the classroom.  This session will be Saturday, 9:00 AM in Room 13.
  • “Research Pathfinders 2.0:  Information Streams for Student Research”—this session will be at 4:00 PM on Friday, February 6 in Room 2.
  • “YA Lit 2.0: How Web 2.0 is Reaching Teen Readers’ will be held on Friday, February 6 at 8:30 AM in Room 12.

I will be posting my presentation materials in the next few weeks as everything starts to come together for the conference!  I am honored to be a presenter at this conference!

Pass the Burping Cloth….

Well, less than two months ago I wrote here that I would be moving and staying at Edublogs unless something burped.  Well…..Edublogs has definitely had their share of burps. 

So effective tomorrow, October 17, I will be coming back home to WordPress.  For those of you who follow my blog….I apologize for the flip flop….I like both platforms, but I had chosen Edublogs because of the greater variety of themes.  However, I need for my blog platform to be stable, so the prodigal blogger is returning home.

My Blog Is Moving!

The Unquiet Librarian via kwout

Unless something burps over at Edublogs, I am now moving my personal librarian blog over to Edublogs.  You can now keep up with me at: .  My new RSS feed is . 

Why the move?  As great as WordPress is, there are some things I like better at Edublogs for my personal blog:

1.  A better variety of themes
2.  It is easier to embed HTML widgets in the sidebars
3.  You can turn on a “bookmark this article” feature for every blog post with a simple “click.” 

While I realize you can do these things with the version of WordPress, I just don’t have time to go through a learning curve of CSS right now.  So for now, “The Unquiet Librarian” will be living at Edublogs.

My library blog, , will stay put since WordPress is the sanctioned blog host for my district. 

Thanks for your patience, and drop me a line at if you have trouble finding me at my new home.  :-)

Come Join the Georgia COMO 2008 Ning!

Georgia COMO 2008

Come join the Georgia COMO 2008 Ning!  What is the Georgia COMO 2008 Ning?  It is a social networking space where COMO attendees (as well as those who may not be able to attend in person but who want to get a taste of the conference happenings from afar!) can share ideas and network with other professionals and peers! 

In addition, we are inviting everyone who is presenting to jump into our “Session Discussions” forum!  This is a space where speakers and presenters can tell others about their presentations and embed content for their presentations.  As a member of our Georgia COMO 2008 Ning, you can embed content on “My Page” and share ideas with others.  Ning allows members to upload videos, photos, and other multimedia content—what a great Web 2.0 way to share the knowledge from our upcoming COMO 2008 conference!  In addition, members may create or join special interest groups where you can network with colleagues on a smaller scale.  You may also add a Georgia COMO 2008 Ning badge to your blog, wiki, or website!

To join our Ning, you must first register a free Ning account.  Click on this link to register for free! Once you have registered, you can then join our Ning going to and click on the text link, “Sign Up”, on the left side of the page.

The Georgia COMO 2008 Ning is a terrific way for speakers and presenters to share information from their sessions.   Our network will allow attendees to get a taste of the sessions that they may not be able to get to; the Ning provides a means for those who cannot attend in person to experience the essence of the conference vicariously.  We have created in our Ning in the spirit of the NECC 2008 network, and we hope that our network will prove beneficial to you as a learning space. 

If you have any difficulties registering or navigating our Ning, please feel free to contact me at .  The network is open for discussion and registration (free for everyone!), so surf on over to and join today!

Buffy Hamilton, Media Specialist
Creekview High School