Library 2.0? No, thank you!
Obstacles to Creating a Social Library
           “Five Weeks to a Social Library”
           ...
Presenters




Kate Peterson               Melissa Prescott                           Plamen Miltenoff
• MLIS University o...
Agenda
• Obstacles
• Solutions
• Examples




              Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank y...
Examples of Social Software
 •   Podcasts / RSS / Wikis / Blogs
 •   Social bookmarking
 •   Instant Messaging
 •   Photo-...
Obstacles
•   Workflow
•   Technical
•   Professional / Organizational
•   Environmental / Personal




                Pe...
Workflow Obstacles
• Money not obstacle—most applications
  free or very low cost
• Librarians are chronically overworked
...
Technical Obstacles
• Limited control over library web pages
• Lack of programming knowledge and
  administrative support ...
Professional/
Organizational Obstacles
• Lack of tenure/promotion mechanisms that
  value learning of new technologies
  –...
Environmental/
Personal Obstacles
• Generational Differences
  – Administrators less comfortable with Web 2.0
     • Do no...
“…social software does not
     indicate a sharp break with
        the old but, rather, the
    gradual emergence of a ne...
Why bother?
 • Innovation in teaching and learning
 • Low cost, easy to use and maintain
 • Information literacy possibili...
Solutions
• Other Libraries
• Make a Demo
• The Pilot




              Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0?...
Other Libraries
• Find good examples of libraries using social
  software and the talk to them....
  – local libraries or ...
Examples
• University of Minnesota Intranet (Wiki)
  – http://wiki.lib.umn.edu/
• Library Success Wiki
  – http://www.libs...
University of Minnesota Intranet (Wiki)




            Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!q...
Library Success Wiki

                                    Includes:
                                    • Collaborative To...
Library Success Wiki: Podcasting




          Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot;   17
Course
• Teachers College, Columbia University during Fall
  2005
   – MSTU 5510 (Topical Seminar): Social Software Afford...
Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot;   19
Getting Your Feet Wet
• Easy
   – Use hosted services
      • Social bookmarking (del.icio.us), Flickr, IM, Facebook,
    ...
Make a Demo
• Create something on your own behalf
  – Subject-specific blog or social bookmarks
  – Wiki for project you a...
Examples
• Blogs
  – Subject-specific blog (using Blogger)
      • http://culinfolit.blogspot.com/
      • http://lrtstenu...
Stephen Abram’s blog




     Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot;   23
AADL’s Dirctors Blog
(with Patron Comments)




     Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot...
Brooklyn College Library MySpace Profile




Blogs are integrated into the
      Myspace profile
                         ...
PennTags




Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot;   26
H20 Playlist (Harvard)




    Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot;   27
The Pilot (formal demo)
• Define goals (i.e. increase awareness of library
  workshops) and length of demo (one semester)
...
Recap
• Try, get your feet wet
• Yes, there are lots of obstacles
• Talk with librarians who have been
  successful




  ...
Sources
   EDUCASE Horizon Report. 2006 Ed. (
    http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2006_Horizon_Report.pdf)
   EDUCAUSE Learning I...
Q/s,Discussion
   Contact us
     Kate Peterson
katepeterson@gmail.com

                              Melissa Prescott
   ...
Live chat
• Date and Time: March 15, 2PM Central
• Let’s chat:
  – Kate, AOL: katethegreatmpls
  – Melissa, AOL: missyanna...
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Library 2.0? No, thank you! Obstacles to Creating a Social Library

  1. 1. Library 2.0? No, thank you! Obstacles to Creating a Social Library “Five Weeks to a Social Library” February 12 – March 17, 2007 Kate Peterson, Information Literacy Librarian, Capella University Melissa Prescott, Reference/Instruction Librarian & Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University Plamen Miltenoff, Information Specialist & Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University
  2. 2. Presenters Kate Peterson Melissa Prescott Plamen Miltenoff • MLIS University of • MLIS University of • MLIS Dominican Wisconsin – Wisconsin – Madison University Madison • Experience in • Experience in reference, • Experience in science and instruction, multimedia engineering, information literacy, interactivity web information literacy cataloging development Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 2
  3. 3. Agenda • Obstacles • Solutions • Examples Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 3
  4. 4. Examples of Social Software • Podcasts / RSS / Wikis / Blogs • Social bookmarking • Instant Messaging • Photo- videosharing (Flickr, YouTube) • MySpace/Facebook • Distributive learning software for technology-mediated learning for virtual learning environments (Breeze) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 4
  5. 5. Obstacles • Workflow • Technical • Professional / Organizational • Environmental / Personal Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 5
  6. 6. Workflow Obstacles • Money not obstacle—most applications free or very low cost • Librarians are chronically overworked – Lack of time to learn, plan, create and maintain – Often need to do as an “add on” • Lack of radical trust • Slow pace of change – “Analysis Paralysis” Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 6
  7. 7. Technical Obstacles • Limited control over library web pages • Lack of programming knowledge and administrative support to obtain such • No servers and support with open source software (PHP, MySQL, etc.) • Library or campus technology bureaucracy – Difficult to get technological support – Must have support from administration first Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 7
  8. 8. Professional/ Organizational Obstacles • Lack of tenure/promotion mechanisms that value learning of new technologies – Challenges values • Slow acceptance by professional library organizations • Slow acceptance by library schools Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 8
  9. 9. Environmental/ Personal Obstacles • Generational Differences – Administrators less comfortable with Web 2.0 • Do not use it in their personal lives • Culture of library – Do new ideas come from top down or bottom up? • Personal peculiarities – Everybody learns at a different pace and style Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 9
  10. 10. “…social software does not indicate a sharp break with the old but, rather, the gradual emergence of a new type of practice” Bryan Alexander, “Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning?” EDUCAUSE Review 41,no.2 (March/April 2006): 33-44.
  11. 11. Why bother? • Innovation in teaching and learning • Low cost, easy to use and maintain • Information literacy possibilities • Increasingly used in non-library world (i.e. business) • Transitions from content collector to content creator • Harness power of collaboration, foster community • Reach students where they are at • It’s fun • Keep libraries relevant using 21st century technologies, personalize the library • Being a “hip” librarian who is able to relate to Millennials, generate ideas for new user services Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 11
  12. 12. Solutions • Other Libraries • Make a Demo • The Pilot Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 12
  13. 13. Other Libraries • Find good examples of libraries using social software and the talk to them.... – local libraries or comparable institutions • Do screen shots and show concrete examples to your colleagues and administrators • Find evidence in scholarly publications to give those unfamiliar with social software quot;trusted, authoritativequot; sources Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 13
  14. 14. Examples • University of Minnesota Intranet (Wiki) – http://wiki.lib.umn.edu/ • Library Success Wiki – http://www.libsucess.org/ • Graduate school class on social software – http://ssa05.blogspot.com/ Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 14
  15. 15. University of Minnesota Intranet (Wiki) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 15
  16. 16. Library Success Wiki Includes: • Collaborative Tools in Libraries (Blogs, Wikis, etc.) • Social Networking Software • Courseware (Blackboard, WebCT, Angel, etc.) • Online Communities • Podcasting • And more… Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 16
  17. 17. Library Success Wiki: Podcasting Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 17
  18. 18. Course • Teachers College, Columbia University during Fall 2005 – MSTU 5510 (Topical Seminar): Social Software Affordances – Instructor: Ulises A. Mejias – Course Objectives • The class will develop competency in the use of blogs, wikis, distributed classification systems, and RSS feeds. • The class will perform a state-of-the-art review of social software tools, applications, and theory, focusing on a critical assessment of the affordances of social software. • Class members will conduct an individual exercise on the potential of social software to effect change at a personal and social level. – Class blog: http://ssa05.blogspot.com/ Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 18
  19. 19. Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 19
  20. 20. Getting Your Feet Wet • Easy – Use hosted services • Social bookmarking (del.icio.us), Flickr, IM, Facebook, MySpace, blogs (Blogger, LiveJournal), wikis (PBWiki) – Create your own apps vs. entire library • More challenging (more control) – Host your own • Blog (TypePad, WordPress), wiki (MediaWiki) – Create library application • Find a “cause”: http:// web.stcloudstate.edu/schoolmediapodcast/ Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 20
  21. 21. Make a Demo • Create something on your own behalf – Subject-specific blog or social bookmarks – Wiki for project you are working on • You can always delete it later • Work with admin to create demo – Library Director’s blogs Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 21
  22. 22. Examples • Blogs – Subject-specific blog (using Blogger) • http://culinfolit.blogspot.com/ • http://lrtstenuresupportgroup.blogspot.com/ – Library Director’s Blogs • SirsiDynix's Vice President of Innovation, Stephen Abram, Stephen's Lighthouse (http://stephenslighthouse.sirsi.com/) • Ann Arbor Public Library (MI) Director, Josie Parker, Director's Blog (http://www.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/86) • MySpace – Brooklyn College Library • http://www.myspace.com/brooklyncollegelibrary) • Social Bookmarks/Tags – PennTags (http://tags.library.upenn.edu/) – H20 Playlist (http://h2obeta.law.harvard.edu/home.do) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 22
  23. 23. Stephen Abram’s blog Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 23
  24. 24. AADL’s Dirctors Blog (with Patron Comments) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 24
  25. 25. Brooklyn College Library MySpace Profile Blogs are integrated into the Myspace profile Links can be imbedded in Myspace Profiles directly to your services Individualized URL ideal for Marketing Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 25
  26. 26. PennTags Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 26
  27. 27. H20 Playlist (Harvard) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 27
  28. 28. The Pilot (formal demo) • Define goals (i.e. increase awareness of library workshops) and length of demo (one semester) • Measure: Pre-test and post-test or survey at workshops • Work to get high visibility or market to specific group (i.e. engineering students) • Write up analysis and work to move to next phase Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 28
  29. 29. Recap • Try, get your feet wet • Yes, there are lots of obstacles • Talk with librarians who have been successful Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 29
  30. 30. Sources  EDUCASE Horizon Report. 2006 Ed. ( http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2006_Horizon_Report.pdf)  EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. 7 Things You Should Know About. (http://www.educause.edu/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutSeries/7495)  Blogs, Instant Messaging, Facebook, Screencasting, Video Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarks, etc.  Richardson, W. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2006.  A SirsiDynix Institute Conversation: The 2.0 Meme - Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0. Feb. 22, 2006. (http:// www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/seminar_page.php?sid=56)  Thomas, C. & McDonald, R. Millennial Net Value(s): Disconnects Between Libraries and the Information Age Mindset. Florida State University D- Scholarship Repository. 2005. (http://dscholarship.lib.fsu.edu)  Villano, Matt. “Social Software is Here to Stay, But What Is It Really, and Is It a Good Thing?” Campus Technology 20 no.4 (Jan. 2007): 40-45. (http://campustechnology.com/article.asp?id=19881)  Castells, M., et al. The Mobile Communication Society: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Available Evidence on the Social Use of Wireless Communication Technology. Annenberg Research Network on International Communication, University of Southern California. 2004. (http:// arnic.info/WirelessWorkshop/MCS.pdf) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 30
  31. 31. Q/s,Discussion Contact us Kate Peterson katepeterson@gmail.com Melissa Prescott mkprescott@stcloudstate.edu Plamen Miltenoff pmiltenoff@stcloudstate.edu Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 31
  32. 32. Live chat • Date and Time: March 15, 2PM Central • Let’s chat: – Kate, AOL: katethegreatmpls – Melissa, AOL: missyannangel – Plamen, AOL: aidemoreto Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 32

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