[Late Latin medi re, medi t-, to be in the middle , x something in a middle position (suggesting something on two sides) a go-between, intermediary a means of effecting or conveying something a channel or system of communication, information, or entertainment a mode of artistic expression or communication something on which information may be stored a channel of communication between the earthly world and a world of spirits a condition or environment in which something may function or flourish (From Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary) 1. Acting through, involving, or dependent on technologies in the digital era to promote the work of libraries 2. Being in a middle position. Librarianship is also a mediated process – where we connect users to information
Media allows us to shape what we want in our communities 73% of online teens 14% blog (down 50%) 62% get news about current events and politics 48% buy things online 31% get health, dieting, fitness info Same is true for adult cell phone ownership – large increases in the past five years, to the point where roughly a quarter of adults now live in cell phone only households
Who are these ‘mediators’? Obama! ….government 2.0 Jessamyn West, David Lee King
List the major social tools , software, and technologies used by information professionals Do we need socially mediated workspaces? (Re)define the key terms and vocabulary of social media ( see LIBR 559M glossary on social media , including web 2.0 & library 2.0 ) Discuss the potential of social media to meet new challenges in outreach and community-building in information organizations Discuss some common and best practices of using social media in libraries, archives & museums
Who are the media theorists? Who are the leaders in social media scholarship for librarians?
Media in general, not just social media; are librarians a dying breed? The distinction between what is public and what is private is becoming more and more blurred with the increasing intrusiveness of the media and advances in electronic technology. While this distinction is always the outcome of continuous cultural negotiation, it continues to be critical, for where nothing is private, democracy becomes impossible. How much of what is currently considered private are we willing to make public in the name of openness and convenience?
Transcript of "Mediated: Library Community & Culture (re)Imagined Thru Social Media"
Mediated : Library Community & Culture (re)Imagined Thru Social Media Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | March 2010
Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | March 2010 Social media shapes community shapes us Tools promote visibility, findability, searchability, accessibility
Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | March 2010 Mediate: librarians need to use social media in pursuit of library objectives
Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | March 2010 Mediated: how are librarians using social media?
Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | March 2010 Socially-mediated: what future web 2.0 skills do you need?
Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | March 2010 Mediated: is there a scholarship of social media?
Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | March 2010 Social media: how will librarians assess/ measure its impact ?
Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | March 2010 Social media: some say it imperils our future …are social media strategies/ policies needed ?
Dean Giustini, UBC librarian | [email_address] | March 2010 Socially-media(ted) benefits Encourage collaboration between librarians & users in the cloud Share information, ideas & knowledge (Re)define libraries’ mission & strategic directions Embed librarians where users form communities Social media promotes visibility, findability, searchability, accessibility