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  • As I did more reading the gathering of information expended beyond accumulation of information – reach out t sources that encouraged me to interact with the information coming to me
  • It’s overwhelming. With so much information, tools & people out there, how do we start?
  • Messages we are sending and being sent; social tools bring traffic and connect with users who are not physically or willing to come to the libraryThe point is that if we are fundamental to the learning process the library can play an important role in helping students direct their own education – which in turn drives traffic to us and the resources to the library media center – if we are helping set up personal learning networks we can help the cope with the conflicting messages in the Web world – we help them direct their personal traffic LIKE THIS AMAZING STOPLIGHT – and we become integral to the learning process


  • 1. Personal Learning Network
  • 2. http://youtu.be/MqSH5TMYlz4
  • 3. cc licensed flickr photo by Will Lion: http://flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/
  • 4. Where to start?
  • 5. Start Small!
  • 6. Socialmediadrives…... traffichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/squirmelia/2451382877/sizes/l/
  • 7. How to build a PLN using
  • 8. The benefit of using PLN
  • 9. Contribute – to PLN
  • 10. Share your content
  • 11. Years to reach an audienceof 50 Million• Radio – 38 years• Television – 13 years• The Internet – 4 years• Apple iPod – 3 years• Facebook – 2 years• ???ccSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2010
  • 12. This is who we need to beready forhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT4EbM7dCMs
  • 13. References• Weisgerber, C. & Butler, S. (in press). Social Media as a Professional Development Tool: Using Blogs, Microblogsand Social Bookmarks to Create Personal Learning Networks. In C. Wankel (ed.), Teaching Arts & Science withSocial Media. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald.URL: http://tiny.cc/fpd7tw : Viewed 19 March’13 07:05 / 2 years ago• Seitzinger, J. (2012): Personal Learning Network. Eastern Institute of Technology.URL: http://tiny.cc/kce7tw : Viewed Mar 18, 2012• Knight, S. (2011): Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) - Connect, collaborate, collect and contribute. MarymountUniversity.URL: http://tiny.cc/hme7tw : Viewed Jul 08, 2011• Mcleay, J. (2009): The power of the online professional learning network.URL: http://tiny.cc/ise7tw : Viewed Dec 06, 2009• Pentlin, F. (2010): Personal Learning Networks.URL: http://tiny.cc/jxe7tw : Viewed Aug 09, 2010
  • 14. Thank you