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Rural & Small Web 2.0 Tools<br />How to find Immense Collaboration with Miniscule Library Resources <br />Prepared for the Association for Rural & Small Libraries Annual Conference, Gatlinburg, TN, 2009 by Sonja Plummer-Morgan<br />
What we hope to accomplish…<br />Introduce social networks<br />Explore time saving social network tools<br />Connect traditional and modern library precepts<br />
Why Social Networks?<br />Keeps you connected with other professionals<br />Social networking tools can be used to share information, advertise events, and connect with local and distance readers. <br />Librarians often underestimate the impact they can make in any online or local community.<br />
What Happens Online?<br />E-learning<br />Photographs and other documents digitized<br />Rural isolation partially mitigated <br />Answers found to questions for our patrons<br />Library associations share news<br />Books recommended, downloaded, discussed<br />Emerging trends discussed <br />Libraries marketed and promoted<br />Creative spirits expressed (art)<br />
Wikis <br />Project Gutenburg<br />http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page<br />Largest and first producer of free online books 30,000 free books.<br />Wetpaint<br />http://www.wetpaint.com/page/about<br />“Built on the power of collaborative thinking. Create websites that mix best features of wikis, blogs, forums and social networks into a community.”<br />
“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.” <br />John Lubbock 1834-1913<br />
The idea of libraries reaching beyond the boundaries of our buildings or communities is expanded with online <br />social networking and communication. <br />
Web 2.0 and You…<br /><ul><li>Blogging events and writing articles gives patrons an opportunity to contribute
Uses Facebook, LibraryThing, podcasts, Snapfish & Flickr</li></ul> <br /><ul><li> Felt pleased to see patrons over 60 adapting to new technology</li></ul>Joy Neal, Library DirectorLa Conner Regional LibraryLa Conner, WA email@example.com<br />
Taylor County Library, FL<br />“We have included a blog as part<br />of our library website. We are<br />using Word Press for the web site<br />and the blog. You can check us<br />out @ tcplreads.com.” <br />Pamela S. Grigg, Director<br />Taylor County Public Library<br />Perry, FL <br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />
Social Networking Practices…<br /><ul><li>Make your Mission the foundation
Add disclaimers—views expressed are the author’s and not the library’s
Create or imagine no expectation of privacy</li></li></ul><li>Sample Disclaimer <br />“This blog does not represent official Library of Congress communications.<br />Links to external Internet sites on Library of Congress Web pages do not constitute the Library's endorsement of the content of their Web sites or of their policies or products. Please read our Standard Disclaimer.”<br />~Library of Congress<br />
Making it Happen…<br /><ul><li>Set aside time every day
Utilize volunteers </li></li></ul><li>Time is money & money is tight…<br /><ul><li>Instant chat……...fewer long distance phone calls
For Further Reading/References<br />Minnesota State University. John Lubbock. http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/information/biography/klmno/lubbock_john.html<br />Keeping Rural Libraries Linked and Rural http://www.pbs.org/livelyhood/ourtowns/lff-rural.html<br />The Rural Blog <br />http://irjci.blogspot.com/<br />The Latino American Experience <br /> http://lae.greenwood.com/blog/<br />American Indian Library Association http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/aila_faq.html<br />Rural Library Initiative <br />http://www.rurallibraries.org/<br />
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