Library Instruction 2.0: Tips and Tools

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Implementing Web 2.0 tools in library instruction.

Library Instruction 2.0: Tips and Tools

  1. 1. Library Instruction 2.0: Tips and Tools Bridget Schumacher University at Buffalo Libraries October 13, 2008
  2. 2. Tonight’s agenda: 1. Introduction 2. Defining Web 2.0 3. Locate and Share Content 4. Organize and Share Content 5. Bring Content to You 6. Class Activity
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. Defining Web 2.0
  5. 5. What is Web 2.0? • Web-based tools • Collaboration • Sharing • Conversation • Builds community
  6. 6. Share and Locate Content
  7. 7. What is a blog? • Regularly updated web site • Posts appear in reverse chronological order • Contain links, videos, images, text, etc. • (Can be) a tool for conversation
  8. 8. Why blog? • Strengthen your identity • Promote yourself, company, or services • Share information • Network and build relationships
  9. 9. Source: Technorati State of the Blogosphere / 2008
  10. 10. Types of Bloggers Source: Technorati State of the Blogosphere / 2008
  11. 11. Some other things that you may encounter… • Trackbacks – see who is linking to your blog • Blogroll – list of blogs you read • Comments – form conversations, network, etc.
  12. 12. My blog
  13. 13. Why do I blog? • Brainstorming • Networking • Sharing resources and ideas
  14. 14. Network and brainstorm!
  15. 15. Locating Blogs of Interest • Blog Directories – Blog Catalog – Blogarama – Internet Public Library: Blogs • Blog Search Engines – Technorati – BlogDigger – Google Blog Search
  16. 16. Organize and Share Content
  17. 17. Wikis • Web-based tools • Collaborative • Easy to use • CommonCraft, Wikis in Plain English
  18. 18. i.e.: Resource Guide http://lis505.wikispaces.com
  19. 19. Google Docs • Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations • Share & collaborate online • Store and organize files
  20. 20. Google Docs, edit mode
  21. 21. i.e.: Research Guide
  22. 22. Social Bookmarking Store, share, manage, and organize your bookmarks online!
  23. 23. i.e.: delicious http://delicious.com
  24. 24. What is RSS? • Technology used to share content • Stands for: – Really Simple Syndication – Rich Site Summary
  25. 25. Aggregators or Readers • Web-based and desktop tools • Used to read RSS feeds • Display new content from web sites • Also called: – Feed reader – News reader – RSS reader
  26. 26. i.e.: Google Reader http://reader.google.com
  27. 27. Google Alerts “Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.” - Google
  28. 28. Google Alerts http://www.google.com/alerts
  29. 29. Flickr in the Classroom http://flickr.com and http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/
  30. 30. Class Activity 1. Form a group of 5 classmates 2. Discuss and complete worksheet 3. Choose one group representative 4. Reconvene and share with class
  31. 31. Questions or Comments? Bridget Schumacher bss4@buffalo.edu

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