The 1Cademy Librarian community supports the information processes of all the communities on the 1Cademy platform. We do this by liaising with the co-leaders and interns from each community to help them develop their area of the map and information literacy skills. This work supports communities across all fields of focus in three ways: 1) Embedded Liaison: We work directly with other communities and attend meetings to help create, edit, and arrange their content 2) Asynchronous Support: We review a portion of a community's map during Librarian meetings 3) Consultations: We give feedback directly to co-leaders of other communities when they attend our weekly meetings Through each of these efforts communities receive the support they need to locate, interpret, abstract, disseminate, and organize knowledge clearly, comprehensively, and accurately on the 1Cademy Platform.
One of the most important aspects of 1Cademy is its unique knowledge representation format. To become a researcher on 1Cademy, you should first engage in one of our ongoing research projects, as a participant. In the project, randomly chosen for you, we will test which type of knowledge representation format works better for your reading comprehension, short-term learning, and long-term learning. This will not only help us improve the design of 1Cademy, but along the way, you will get experience about how to use 1Cademy. For this purpose, you should create an account on our research website and specify your availabilities for three sessions with our UX researchers. In the first session, they will ask you to read two short passages and answer some questions about those passages. This will take an hour. The second and third sessions will be only for 30 minutes each and follow a similar format. Note that it is necessary to complete the second and third sessions, exactly three and seven days after the first session. So, please carefully specify your availability on our research website.
We've had the opportunity to learn about the different information processes of scholars across many different disciplines, as well as harness the power of cognitive diversity to develop best information practices on the 1Cademy platform. Out of this collective experience, we have been able to build a comprehensive liaison or embedded librarian program that supports communities and academic focuses across the entire platform. Our team has worked with more than 10 communities and coleaders to develop their knowledge map based on their subject of focus.