Pivot Points for Change: Libraries and Librarians Using Web 2.0 to Connect, Create, and Collaborate


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My presentation to the Georgia Public Library Service All Staff Meeting on September 15, 2009. The resources for this page may be found at http://sites.google.com/site/gplspresentation/home.

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Pivot Points for Change: Libraries and Librarians Using Web 2.0 to Connect, Create, and Collaborate

  1. 1. libraries and librarians using web 2.0 to connect, create, and collaborate presented by Buffy Hamilton, Ed.S. || Georgia Public Library Service All-Staff Meeting || September 15, 2009 http://sites.google.com/site/gplspresentation/ p ivot p oints of change
  2. 2. “ when industry norms start to die, people panic. it’s difficult to change when you think that you must change everything in order to succeed. Changing everything is too difficult .” seth godin Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenny-pics/2853460469/sizes/l/
  3. 3. don’t reinvent the wheel; instead, find pivot points for change. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidiot/2586803819/sizes/l/
  4. 4. 1 instead of taking conference notes by hand, backchannel using coveritlive, twitter, flickr, wikis, slideshare, and social bookmarking Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/allaboutgeorge/2361633049/sizes/o/
  5. 5. 2 keep your traditional means of connecting with patrons and colleagues, but innovate at every possible touch point through social media and social networking Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cabinet/1250189882/sizes/o/in/set-72157601695160600/
  6. 6. 3 keep reading your print journals, but use a feed aggregator to access and organize your favorite blogs, journals, podcasts, youtube videos, and twitter rss feeds to stay on the cutting edge
  7. 7. 4 keep networking with colleagues face to face, but cultivate a personal learning network to broaden your PLN to include librarians and other professionals from around the world who can inform your thinking, practice, and philosophy
  8. 8. 5 keep your traditional forms of information sources, but use tools like rss and information portals to stream information to your users
  9. 9. 6 keep your traditional productivity tools, but use cloud computing to encourage collaboration and information sharing Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicholas_t/293413649/sizes/l/
  10. 10. 7 continue sharing your library program goals and reports through traditional formats, but also compose these in a different format, such as a mindmap, video, or other multimedia/visualization medium
  11. 11. 8 keep books and print materials in your library, but add and promote the formats in which their content appear (i.e.  audio books, databases,  e-books,  downloadable books (such as NetLibrary), free online versions of periodicals) Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdewey/3374674246/sizes/l/
  12. 12. 9 keep using your web 2.0 applications to stream information, but consider ways to construct interesting and meaningful data mashups /
  13. 13. 10 keep your traditional sources of authoritative information, but let the research topic and mode of research guide the integration of social media information sources and tools for delivering that content
  14. 14. Works Cited <ul><li>Godin, Seth. “Pivots for change.” Seth Godin’s Blog . N.p., 12 Mar. 2009. Web. 13 Sept. 2009. <http://sethgodin.typepad.com/‌seths_blog/‌2009/‌03/‌pivots-for-change-swords-and-plowshares.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Hamilton, Buffy. “Pivots for Change and Libraries.” The Unquiet Librarian . N.p., 25 July 2009. Web. 13 Sept. 2009. <http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/‌2009/‌07/‌25/‌pivots-for-change-and-libraries/>. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Contact Information <ul><li>http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://sites.google.com/site/gplspresentation/home </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/buffyjhamilton </li></ul>