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.

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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.
  • Promoting Yourself With A Personal Web Site

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

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