Social Networking and the Penrose Library

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How the Penrose Library at the University of Denver is using social networking tools to connect to students and faculty.

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Social Networking and the Penrose Library

  1. 1. Social Networking and the Penrose Library <ul><li>Joseph Kraus </li></ul><ul><li>Penrose Library </li></ul><ul><li>Science and Engineering Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>April 3, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation at the CoASL Spring Workshop </li></ul>
  2. 2. Note <ul><li>This slide show is at: www.slideshare.com/jokrausdu </li></ul>
  3. 3. Question <ul><li>How do Kindergarteners learn? </li></ul>
  4. 5. Answer? <ul><li>Playing with toys and games </li></ul><ul><li>Trying things out </li></ul><ul><li>Experimenting </li></ul><ul><li>Watching, observing, touching and reading </li></ul><ul><li>Having fun </li></ul>
  5. 6. What is Penrose using and doing? <ul><li>Cool Tools Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://library.du.edu/FindIt/ResearchGuides/rg_main.cfm?rg_id=313 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>LibX Toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Encore tagging </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki as an Intrazone (not viewable by the public) </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryH3lp chat tool (will be using soon) </li></ul><ul><li>Website redesign (before Fall 2009) </li></ul>
  6. 17. What are the results of the social networking? <ul><li>Not sure yet… </li></ul><ul><li>We have 230+ fans in Facebook, 58+ in Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Kanter does a lot of research on “ How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media ”. </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses want to use social networking for marketing and building customer relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>See these 87 books , reports and more . </li></ul>
  7. 18. What am I personally using? <ul><li>FriendFeed -- http://friendfeed.com/jokrausdu </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious -- http:// delicious.com/jokrausdu </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs -- http://www.nuthingbut.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter -- http://www.twitter.com/jokrausdu </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook -- http:// du.facebook.com/profile.php?id =20204459 </li></ul><ul><li>Photography sites -- http://www.flickr.com/jokrausdu and http://picasaweb.google.com/jokrausdu/ </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube -- http:// www.youtube.com/jokrausdu </li></ul>
  8. 19. Questions? <ul><li>Lots of ways to get a hold of me… </li></ul><ul><li>Email – [email_address] , [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phone – 303-871-4586 </li></ul>

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