E-Participation in ALA:
A Presentation for WFU Library Staff
February 19, 2009
Today’s Plan

  ALA Background
•
• Hope!
• Tools
Background

  My ALA Story
•
• ALA History
• ALA in the 60s
• ALA Today
Background: My ALA Story
Midwinter 2006
Background: ALA History
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2162691601/



New York: 1853
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New_York_State_Library_1900.jpg



Melvil Dewey, Carnegie Libraries, Early Days
Background: ALA in the 60s
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Furthur_02.jpg



Openness and Transparency
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11018968@N00/162450820



Openness and Transparency
http://www.flickr.com/photos/62205794@N00/515174318



Even then, computers were coming...
Background: ALA Today
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22965089@N00/32325828



Still built on meeting around a table...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26687393@N05/2789581440



We’re carrying mobile devices.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30008272@N00/129143370



We’re communicating while away.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/82832950@N00/396989525



The ways we present are changing.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36045027@N00/2329185659



Institutions are strained financially.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppdigital/2329201379/



We’re all looking for better ways to do things.
Hope!
Hope!

  ALA Legislation
•
• LITA’s BIGWIG
• LITA
• ACRL Conferences
• Online Library Communities
Hope: ALA Legislation
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49611827@N00/235884503



ALA Participation Taskforce
Hope: LITA’s BIGWIG
We’re all looking for better ways to do things, BIGWIG is doing them.
Hope: LITA
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adventuresinlibrarianship/3261270211/



Real time virtual participation
Hope: ACRL Conferences
Virtual Conference Models
Hope: Online Library Communities
Blended Librarians
Blended Librarians
OPAL
Webjunction
Hope!

  ALA Legislation
•
• LITA’s BIGWIG
• LITA
• ACRL Conferences
• Online Library Communities
Tools
Tools

  Blogs & Wikis
•
• Google Docs
• Twitter
• FriendFeed Rooms
• Meebo Chat Rooms
• CoverItLive
• UStream
• Tags & Ha...
Tools: Blogs & Wikis
Mainstream
Tools: Google Docs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adventuresinlibrarianship/3260842681/



Entering mainstream
Tools: Twitter
Twitter as microblogging.
twitter.com
Tools: FriendFeed Rooms
FriendFeed as an aggregate
friendfeed.com
Tools: Meebo Chat Rooms
Meebo as real-time chat
meebo.com
Tools: CoverItLive
Live blogging & commenting
coveritlive.com/
Tools: UStream
Streaming video
ustream.com
Tools: Tags & Hashtags
Not just about our friends, aggregating for the general experience
hashtags.org
Not just about our friends, aggregating for the general experience
technorati.com
Tools

  Blogs & Wikis
•
• Google Docs
• Twitter
• FriendFeed Rooms
• Meebo Chat Rooms
• CoverItLive
• UStream
• Tags & Ha...
Today’s Plan

  ALA Background
•
• Hope!
• Tools
Questions?
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  1. 1. E-Participation in ALA: A Presentation for WFU Library Staff February 19, 2009
  2. 2. Today’s Plan ALA Background • • Hope! • Tools
  3. 3. Background My ALA Story • • ALA History • ALA in the 60s • ALA Today
  4. 4. Background: My ALA Story
  5. 5. Midwinter 2006
  6. 6. Background: ALA History
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2162691601/ New York: 1853
  8. 8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New_York_State_Library_1900.jpg Melvil Dewey, Carnegie Libraries, Early Days
  9. 9. Background: ALA in the 60s
  10. 10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Furthur_02.jpg Openness and Transparency
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/11018968@N00/162450820 Openness and Transparency
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/62205794@N00/515174318 Even then, computers were coming...
  13. 13. Background: ALA Today
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22965089@N00/32325828 Still built on meeting around a table...
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26687393@N05/2789581440 We’re carrying mobile devices.
  16. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/30008272@N00/129143370 We’re communicating while away.
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/82832950@N00/396989525 The ways we present are changing.
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36045027@N00/2329185659 Institutions are strained financially.
  19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppdigital/2329201379/ We’re all looking for better ways to do things.
  20. 20. Hope!
  21. 21. Hope! ALA Legislation • • LITA’s BIGWIG • LITA • ACRL Conferences • Online Library Communities
  22. 22. Hope: ALA Legislation
  23. 23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/49611827@N00/235884503 ALA Participation Taskforce
  24. 24. Hope: LITA’s BIGWIG
  25. 25. We’re all looking for better ways to do things, BIGWIG is doing them.
  26. 26. Hope: LITA
  27. 27. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adventuresinlibrarianship/3261270211/ Real time virtual participation
  28. 28. Hope: ACRL Conferences
  29. 29. Virtual Conference Models
  30. 30. Hope: Online Library Communities
  31. 31. Blended Librarians
  32. 32. Blended Librarians
  33. 33. OPAL
  34. 34. Webjunction
  35. 35. Hope! ALA Legislation • • LITA’s BIGWIG • LITA • ACRL Conferences • Online Library Communities
  36. 36. Tools
  37. 37. Tools Blogs & Wikis • • Google Docs • Twitter • FriendFeed Rooms • Meebo Chat Rooms • CoverItLive • UStream • Tags & HashTags
  38. 38. Tools: Blogs & Wikis
  39. 39. Mainstream
  40. 40. Tools: Google Docs
  41. 41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adventuresinlibrarianship/3260842681/ Entering mainstream
  42. 42. Tools: Twitter
  43. 43. Twitter as microblogging. twitter.com
  44. 44. Tools: FriendFeed Rooms
  45. 45. FriendFeed as an aggregate friendfeed.com
  46. 46. Tools: Meebo Chat Rooms
  47. 47. Meebo as real-time chat meebo.com
  48. 48. Tools: CoverItLive
  49. 49. Live blogging & commenting coveritlive.com/
  50. 50. Tools: UStream
  51. 51. Streaming video ustream.com
  52. 52. Tools: Tags & Hashtags
  53. 53. Not just about our friends, aggregating for the general experience hashtags.org
  54. 54. Not just about our friends, aggregating for the general experience technorati.com
  55. 55. Tools Blogs & Wikis • • Google Docs • Twitter • FriendFeed Rooms • Meebo Chat Rooms • CoverItLive • UStream • Tags & HashTags
  56. 56. Today’s Plan ALA Background • • Hope! • Tools
  57. 57. Questions?
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