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Presented on 4/24/09 at the Montana library Association.

Presented on 4/24/09 at the Montana library Association.

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  • Thank you so much for having me here today. This is my first trip to Montana and I have loved being here yesterday and today – learning more about Montana libraries and especially about the new strides the state library is taking to review and support continuing education for MT librarians – very exciting and I’ve enjoyed hearing about those new plans – as well as I’ve been very inspired by everyone I’ve met and talked to since I’ve been here – such a strong interest in learning and sharing – maybe because resources are scarce and there’s even more opportunity to collaborate and help each other along.

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  • social > learning > Montana Library Association | April 2009 with our community
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  • “ Life is easier in a community blessed with a substantial stock of social capital. In the first place, networks of civic engagement foster sturdy norms of generalized reciprocity and encourage the emergence of social trust . Such networks facilitate coordination and communication , amplify reputations , and thus allow dilemmas of collective action to be resolved. When economic and political negotiation is embedded in dense networks of social interaction , incentives for opportunism are reduced … [they] broaden the participants‘ sense of self, developing ‘I’ into ‘we’ … ”
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  • “ we are building community daily in a manner we never would have imagined a year ago ” -Teen Services Librarian Seattle Public Library
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  • build an online community where library staff would support each other around public access computing
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  • technology e-learning training sustainability support personalization peers timely networks advocacy programs patrons funding volunteers staff access communities friends
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  • people + training + resources all in one place
  • by & for the library staff who spend their time there
  • What was your greatest achievement last year? Adding Netlibrary (e-books) Staying sane! Keeping the internet running for the patrons. I've been able to encourage use of our library by our Spanish speaking patrons. 
      • We implemented public classes to teach computer use .
      • I am the new director of my library.
      • Completing the Capstone Synchronous Training program
  • behind the scenes WebJunction.org
  • 1. secret hand signal
  • 2. family drinking song
  • 3. karaoke
  • funders
  • parents
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  • what is a learning org? a group of people who are continually enhancing their capabilities to create what they want to create
  • what is social learning? Human knowing is fundamentally a social act. This simple observation has profound implications for the way we think of and attempt to support learning.
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  • Blogs Wikis Podcasts Mashups Social Networks RSS
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    • courses + community
    learning community
  • + Online + Face-to-Face
  • Synchronous + Asynchronous
  • Completely Asynchronous yet multiple ways to interact
  • Updates recent activities in your network Bookmarks My Account courses affiliations profile Friends Groups My WebJunction allows you to keep track of activities, interests, courses and contributions.
  • Public Profile
  • Contribute your own content Insert text Upload documents, media, and images
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  • New Catalog
  • Competencies create learning paths
  • Connect around courses
  • Create and join groups Quickly create new sections around the topics and events you care about, without help from site admins.
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  • The “Central” Site:
  • Our vision is to be the place where the worldwide library profession gathers to build the knowledge, skills and support we need to power vibrant, relevant libraries. 
  • Our mission is to bridge the barriers to learning by providing open, affordable, online learning communities. Our members take courses, attend events, share knowledge, and network with others – all in an environment that fosters collaboration and mutual support.
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    • From: King,Tim Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 3:08 AM To: WJ team Subject: ALA Team Blogging and other "social" efforts
    • Hello ALA (physical or virtual) Attendees: It's time to get your WebJunction/ALA/Social-Community Freak ON !
    • A few important points:
      • A Blog account is your passport to fame .
      • Images make your blog post at least 3.6x better!
      • A full Flickr Set makes us all look so much smarter.
      • Using Twitter doesn't mean you lack friends in the physical world .
      • Video is the new photo.
      • The Library 2.0 Café Virtual Session will RULE .
      • A Staff Photo-op can immortalize the boas forever.
    • -Tim
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  • what makes our learning community? Courses Classroom Classmates Conversation Materials Betha Linda Patricia Sheila Mary Beth Kathy Laura Stephen Dawn Richard Mags Ranita
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  • Our vision is to be the place where the worldwide library profession gathers to build the knowledge, skills and support we need to power vibrant, relevant libraries . 
  • what is a library? Stuff Place Support Interaction Values
  • stuff is ubiquitous
  • humans are social
  • the classroom is everywhere
  • peers are experts
  • values make the difference
  • Chrystie Hill | itgirl Please find and friend me on WebJunction.org Send feedback at http://librariesbuildcommunities.org