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NEFLIN virtual course, May 2010

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    • strategies for keeping up with (almost) everything
      presented by buffy hamilton, ed.s.
      NEFLIN, May 13, 2010
      http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com
    • Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/25031050@N06/3292307605/sizes/o/
    • Q: Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available and the challenge of keeping up?
      Yes
      No
      I’m in denial about it
    • you are not alone
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    • so many ideas,
      only so much time
    • 34 GB
      average amount of content
      consumed daily by an american
    • 100,000words per
      day
    • how do you sort through all the noise out in the cloud?
    • keeping up isn’t a matter of luck
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    • or even time
    • effective information filtering is the key
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    • tips for focusing your attention effectively and efficiently
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    • today’s goal: to show you ways to effectively filter information flow and feel successful at doing so
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    • 1
      walk before you run: master one or two tools at a time
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    • find your comfort zone with a tool and immerse yourself
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    • 2
      commit to thirty minutes a day for “reading” of your choice
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    • Q: From where do you primarily get your professional information/reading?
      Print journals
      Print Books
      Websites
      Blogs
      RSS Feeds
      Other
    • formats for “reading”
      blogs
      podcasts
      twitter
      videos
      skyping
      print materials
      webpages/websites
      slideshare/presentations
      photos
      rss streams
      social networks
    • 3
      find the right people and sources to follow in your network, aka “strategic following”
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    • grow your network slowly and methodically
    • how do you find people to follow without spending hours of time finding the best and brightest minds?
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    • 4
      harness the power of rss
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    • what isrss, anyway?
    • rss isn’t just for blogs or websites
    • slideshare rss
    • youtube rss
    • youtube rss
    • delicious rss
    • diigo rss
    • diigo individual rss
    • ning rss
    • twitter rss
    • twitter search rss
    • facebook rss
    • facebook rss
    • facebook rss
    • flickr photo pools rss
    • citation 2.0 rss
    • use a feed aggregator to capture your favorite RSS feeds and deliver streams of information to your fingertips
      5
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    • organize
      discover
      share
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    • Q: Do you use google reader?
      yes
      no
    • 6
      drive the flow of information with an information dashboard
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    • Q: Do you use either of these information portals?
      netvibes
      iGoogle
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    • 7
      know your personal learning network rights: give yourself permission to direct your own learning
    • Q: Do you ever feel guilty or paralyzed by the feeling you must keep up with “everything”
      yes
      no
    • filter selectively to cultivate your passions
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    • expand your universe
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    • retool learning as play
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    • forge your own path for learning
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    • Works Cited
      Dybwad, Barb. “Information Overload: Americans Consume 34 GB of Data Daily.” Mashable. N.p., 9 Dec. 2009. Web. 14 Feb. 2010. <http://mashable.com/‌2009/‌12/‌09/‌american-data-diet/‌?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Mashable+(Mashable)>.
      Johnson, Doug. “PLN Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.” Blue
      Skunk Blog. N.p., 24 Apr. 2009. Web. 14 Feb. 2010.
      <http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/‌blue-skunk-
      blog/‌2009/‌4/‌24/‌pln-bill-of-rights-and-
      responsibilities.html>.
    • contact information
      buffy.hamilton@gmail.com
      http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com
      http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com
      http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/howtokeepup