Montana State University (Montana State University Library)

Log Number: RE-72-17-0103-17

The Montana State University Library will conduct an environmental scan of the field's knowledge of algorithms, develop a proof of concept search application employing common algorithms, and create an Open Educational Resource (OER) curriculum and pilot class that will be taught to librarians to improve digital literacy based on the algorithms that define online experiences and shape technology. The planning grant will primarily support releasing a curriculum for teaching about algorithmic awareness; teaching a pilot course on algorithmic awareness for librarians; developing a working proof of concept application showing algorithms in practice; convening of an advisory council to shape the curriculum via online sessions and an in-person meeting; and testing and evaluating librarian and library patron's awareness of algorithms and their role in our online experiences.
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