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  • 1. Personal Learning Networks
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    LeAnn Suchy, Metronet
  • 2. Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)
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  • 3. What does your online PLN look like?
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  • 4. Librarians are blogging about our profession
    10 Librarian Blogs to Read in 2010
    100 Best Blogs for Librarians of the Future
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  • 7. Blog yourself! Some tips…
    100 Terrific Tips & Tools for Blogging Librarians
    Find a focus
    Use appropriate language
    Respond to comments
    Be fun – let personality show
    Bring up your blog in every day conversation
  • 8. Twitter
    Microblogging platform, textual platform
    140 characters per message
    Links can be included
    Newly added – Tweet Your Location
  • 9. Twitter in Plain English
  • 10. Librarians are tweeting about our profession
  • 11. So are authors and others of interest
    100 of the Best Authors on Twitter
  • 12. So are organizations and businesses
  • 13. Why use Twitter?
    Instant updates
    Headline scanning
    Staying informed
    Professional networking
    Reach wider community
  • 14. How libraries are using Twitter
    Event promotion
    New book promotion
    Search for what people are saying
    Field-related info / professional development
    Instant feedback
  • 15. More info about Twitter
    Twitter on Library Success Wiki
    How Your Library Isn’t Using Twitter but Should
    Twittering Libraries and Case Studies on an LIS class wiki
    100 Best Twitter Feeds for Librarians of Future
    Top 100 Twittering Librarians
  • 16. 100 Awesome YouTube Vids for Librarians
  • 17. Follow YouTube Channels
    When you upload or create an account in YouTube, you create a channel
  • 18. Neil Gaiman channel
  • 19. BookTV channel
  • 20. TED Talks channel
  • 21. Lee Lefever channel(aka Common Craft “In Plain English”videoguy)
  • 22. Project Information Literacy channel
  • 23. Green Day channel
  • 24. YouTube: More Than Just Cats
    blog post
  • 25. Nings
    Free social networks
    Based around common interest
    Forums & blogs
    Additional add-ons
    Create your own or join already-made Nings
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  • 32. Facebook to stay in touch
    With friends/family, but also
    With people you meet at conferences
    Internet librarian “friends”
    With groups of interest to you
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  • 36. Pick and choose
    Don’t need to do all these
    Pick one or two based upon your needs and liking
    “Friend” Ann and me in the places you choose!