How To Keep Up with (almost) Everything

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How To Keep Up with (almost) Everything

  1. the magnificent 7: tips on how to keep up with (almost) everything<br />presented by buffy hamilton, ed.s.<br />south jersey regional library cooperativefebruary 17, 2010<br />http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/howtokeepup<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/professorcooper/4268368596/sizes/o/<br />
  2. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/25031050@N06/3292307605/sizes/o/<br />
  3. Q: Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available and the challenge of keeping up?<br />Yes<br />No<br />I’m in denial about it<br />
  4. you are not alone<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncbob/1431203452/sizes/l/<br />
  5. so many ideas, <br /> only so much time<br />
  6. 34 GB<br /> average amount of content <br /> consumed daily by an american<br />
  7. 100,000words per <br />day<br />
  8. how do you sort through all the noise out in the cloud?<br />
  9. keeping up isn’t a matter of luck<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaibara/2545331599/sizes/o/<br />
  10. or even time<br />
  11. effective information filtering is the key <br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/3638834128/sizes/o/<br />
  12. today’s goal: to show you ways to effectively filter information flow and feel successful at doing so<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cliff_robin/2878031282/sizes/l/in/set-72157603484845012/<br />
  13. tips for focusing your attention effectively and efficiently<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/3195053131/sizes/l/<br />
  14. 1<br />walk before you run: master one or two tools at a time<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/slopjop/828388505/sizes/l/<br />
  15. 2<br /> commit to thirty minutes a day for “reading” of your choice <br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarianbyday/2806744990/sizes/l/<br />
  16. Q: From where do you primarily get your professional information/reading?<br />Print journals<br />Print Books<br />Websites<br />Blogs<br />RSS Feeds<br />Other<br />
  17. formats for “reading”<br />blogs<br />podcasts<br />twitter <br />videos<br />skyping<br />print materials<br />webpages/websites<br />slideshare/presentations<br />photos <br />rss streams<br />social networks<br />
  18. 3<br />find the right people and sources to follow in your network, aka “strategic following”<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/alesk/356136498/sizes/l/<br />
  19. grow your network slowly and methodically<br />
  20. how do you find people to follow without spending hours of time finding the best and brightest minds?<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/theseanster93/2525458824/sizes/l/<br />
  21. 4<br />harness the power of rss<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/spyker3292/3523095361/sizes/l/<br />
  22. what isrss, anyway?<br />
  23. rss isn’t just for blogs or websites<br />
  24. slideshare rss<br />
  25. youtube rss<br />
  26. youtube rss<br />
  27. delicious rss<br />
  28. diigo rss<br />
  29. diigo individual rss<br />
  30. ning rss<br />
  31. twitter rss<br />
  32. twitter search rss<br />
  33. facebook rss<br />
  34. facebook rss<br />
  35. facebook rss<br />
  36. flickr photo pools rss<br />
  37. citation 2.0 rss<br />
  38. use a feed aggregator to capture your favorite RSS feeds and deliver streams of information to your fingertips<br />5<br />Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_lustig/2537864746/sizes/l/<br />
  39. organize<br />discover<br />share<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/byrion/2971014479/sizes/o/<br />
  40. Q: Do you use google reader?<br />yes<br />no<br />
  41. 6<br />drive the flow of information with an information dashboard <br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/benmcleod/345154087/sizes/l/<br />
  42. Q: Do you use either of these information portals?<br />netvibes<br />iGoogle<br />
  43. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbracco/3546224180/sizes/o/in/pool-1044472@N21/<br />
  44. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjjames/2861536381/sizes/l/<br />
  45. 7<br />know your personal learning network rights: give yourself permission to direct your own learning <br />
  46. Q: Do you ever feel guilty or paralyzed by the feeling you must keep up with “everything”<br />yes<br />no<br />
  47. filter selectively to cultivate your passions<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoso_tc/3084308306/sizes/o/in/set-72157612566643154//<br />
  48. expand your universe<br />cc licensed photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/skiwalker79/3855880846/sizes/l/in/photostream/<br />
  49. retool learning as play <br />cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/larimdame/3630728238/sizes/l/in/set-72157619795765502/<br />
  50. forge your own path for learning<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/suburbanbloke/723665503/sizes/o/<br />
  51. Works Cited<br />Dybwad, Barb. “Information Overload: Americans Consume 34 GB of Data Daily.” Mashable. N.p., 9 Dec. 2009. Web. 14 Feb. 2010. &lt;http://mashable.com/‌2009/‌12/‌09/‌american-data-diet/‌?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Mashable+(Mashable)&gt;.<br />Johnson, Doug. “PLN Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.” Blue <br /> Skunk Blog. N.p., 24 Apr. 2009. Web. 14 Feb. 2010. <br /> &lt;http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/‌blue-skunk-<br /> blog/‌2009/‌4/‌24/‌pln-bill-of-rights-and-<br /> responsibilities.html&gt;.<br />
  52. contact information<br />buffy.hamilton@gmail.com<br />http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com<br />http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com<br />http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/howtokeepup<br />

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