The Making Of A Social Librarian

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  • The Making Of A Social Librarian

    1. 1. The Making of a Social Librarian How Blogs, Wikis and Facebook Have Changed One Librarian’s Job Jennifer Kelley, Resident Librarian College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association March 22, 2008
    2. 3. Source: Technorati, 3/6/08
    3. 4. Library 2.0 simply means making your library's space (virtual and physical) more interactive, collaborative, and driven by community needs .  Examples of where to start include blogs, gaming nights for teens, and collaborative photo sites.  The basic drive is to get people back into the library by making the library relevant to what they want and need in their daily lives... to make the library a destination and not an afterthought . http://librarianinblack.typepad.com/librarianinblack/2005/12/library_20_disc.html
    4. 5. Blogs <ul><li>Library news </li></ul><ul><li>Research tips </li></ul><ul><li>Readers’ advisory </li></ul><ul><li>Construction updates </li></ul><ul><li>Meta-blogs </li></ul>
    5. 6. Wikis <ul><li>Staff homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Library intranet </li></ul><ul><li>Research guides </li></ul><ul><li>Committee work </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul><ul><li>Library instruction </li></ul>
    6. 7. Flickr <ul><li>Share event photos </li></ul><ul><li>Create virtual tours </li></ul><ul><li>Chronicle remodeling </li></ul><ul><li>Include patron photos </li></ul><ul><li>Embed photo badges and slideshows </li></ul>Photo: North Plains Public Library, OR
    7. 8. Facebook <ul><li>64 + million users </li></ul><ul><li>436 Library Pages </li></ul><ul><li>500 + Library groups </li></ul><ul><li>87 Library apps </li></ul>
    8. 9. Library Secrets! <ul><li>Tips and tricks in regular blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Social component </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast? </li></ul><ul><li>Videocast? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s possible? </li></ul>
    9. 10. What You Can Do Right Now <ul><li>Create a Wiki for a group or committee </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to your Library's blog </li></ul><ul><li>Start a Flickr page </li></ul><ul><li>Get in Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Play around! </li></ul>
    10. 11. Links and References <ul><li>The Librarian in Black, “Library 2.0 Discussion: Michael Squared ” </li></ul><ul><li>http://librarianinblack.typepad.com/librarianinblack/2005/12/library_20_disc.html </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Minnesota staff homepage wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// wiki.lib.umn.edu / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Escondido Public Library, DIY Intranet , http:// www.library.escondido.org/wiki.ppt </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moraine Valley Community College Library http:// www.morainevalley.edu /Library/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fauquier County Public Library http://www.fauquiercounty.gov/Government/Departments/library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arlington Heights Memorial Library LibVlog http:// www.ahml.info/vlog/vault.asp </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Links and References cont. <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Stephens Web 2.0 & Libraries:  Best Practices for Social Software . ALA Techsource, 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>365 Library Days Project http://www.flickr.com/groups/365libs/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture Your Library, College of DuPage http://flickr.com/photos/codlibrary/sets/72157603458541767/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College of DuPage Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/pages/Glen-Ellyn-IL/College-of-DuPage-Library/19736449568 </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. This presentation is available on Slideshare <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/Genneaux/the-making-of-a-social-librarian-draft/ </li></ul>

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