Promoting Yourself With A Personal Web Site

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Slides from a talk I gave to the Atlanta Emerging Librarians group on July 12, 2008.

Slides from a talk I gave to the Atlanta Emerging Librarians group on July 12, 2008.

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  • Hi, I’m Jason. I’m a library instructor specializing in technology. I have a website at jasonpuckett.net that I use as a blog and a portfolio for my library work. I set up my website several months ago as a way to showcase my skills and ideas while I transition into professional librarianship, and today I’m going to talk about why and how I set it up and how I use it. I do not have a marketing or human resources background. This presentation is based entirely on what has worked well for me so far.

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  • 1. Jason Puckett [email_address] http://jasonpuckett.net
  • 2. Why make a website?
    • “ One of the first things I did was visit your website.... I think it gives one a very good idea of who you are as a person and what your professional interests are….”
    • -- Tom Reinsfelder,
    • ALA New Members Round Table resume reviewer
  • 3. Why make a website?
    • “… I actually read your job related activities here before I saw it on your resume .
    • A search committee member is also likely to spend more time looking at you and your ‘stuff’ because of the website as opposed to just looking at a resume.”
    • -- Tom Reinsfelder, ALA New Members Round Table resume reviewer [emphasis mine]
  • 4. Why: disambiguation
  • 5. Why: One place for everything http://www.flickr.com/photos/km1980/2586999193/
  • 6. Why: One place for everything http://www.brianmathews.com/
  • 7. Why: One place for everything http://informationgoddess.info/about.html
  • 8. Why: One place for everything http://www.nirak.net/about/
  • 9. Why: One place for everything http://jasonpuckett.net
  • 10. Why: More flexible than a resume http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmtucker/1271742623/
  • 11. You can’t put multimedia on a resume http://jasonpuckett.net/2008/06/06/games-in-libraries-podcast/
  • 12. You can’t put multimedia on a resume http://jasonpuckett.net/ teaching/rss-workshop/ (slideshare.net)
  • 13. Why: show your skills http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiftyfeet/125020968/
  • 14. How: Just Use a Blog?
    • It’s free, but…
    • you’ve got limited features…
    • you can’t choose your domain name…
    • and it doesn’t really demonstrate any expertise
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/poagao/115922089/
  • 15. How: Web Hosting http://laughingsquid.net/hosting/ Tiny Squid plan: $10/month
  • 16. How: Web Hosting http://lishost.org/ “ All the space, all the email, all the bandwidth it takes”: $10/month
  • 17. Tools: Wordpress
  • 18. Tools: Wordpress
  • 19. Tools: HTML http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefangmonster/490423135/
  • 20. Share your projects http://jasonpuckett.net/projects/podcasting-in-academic-libraries/ http://dalziel.org/karin/publications-presentations/portable-applications/
  • 21. Promote your appearances http://informationgoddess.info/upcoming.html
  • 22. Share your ideas
  • 23. Get seen
    • Current content
    • Post your updates: Facebook, Twitter, Friendfeed
    • Commenting
    • Google alerts
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/estherase/317660299/
  • 24. A Little Data http://www.flickr.com/photos/sampitech/1346409923/
  • 25. Epilogue
    • “ You now have me thinking about putting together a website to promote myself.”
    • -- Tom Reinsfelder, ALA New Members Round Table resume reviewer
  • 26. Thank You
    • Examples
    • http://brianmathews.com
    • http://informationgoddess.info
    • http://jasonpuckett.net
    • http://nirak.net
    Links
    • Web Hosting
    • http://lishost.org
    • http://laughingsquid.net
    • Wordpress Blog Software
    • http://wordpress.org
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/223839049/