Are You A Part Of The Conversation

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  • Are You A Part Of The Conversation

    1. 1. Are you a part of the conversation? Social Media and Public Libraries PLA Spring Symposium Meg Canada, Sr. Librarian Hennepin County Library
    2. 2. Hallmarks of Social Web <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Content creation </li></ul><ul><li>Radical trust </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Trial and Error (or Success) </li></ul>Read is to Write on the Web  as Observe is to Participate is in the Library. http://library2.usask.ca/~fichter/blog_on_the_side/2006/04/web-2.html
    3. 3. New Tools = New Expectations <ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><li>eCommerce </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Photosharing </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday: </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot projects </li></ul><ul><li>The Long Tail </li></ul><ul><li>DIY Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Self-reliant users </li></ul><ul><li>“ Experience Economy” </li></ul>
    4. 4. Tell Me Some More About this Social Media Thing
    5. 5. Who’s talking to us? About us? With us?
    6. 6. Seen on Twitter.com
    7. 8. Responding
    8. 10. Listening Post http://www.earstudio.com/ projects/listeningpost.html
    9. 11. Where do I listen?
    10. 12. Where do I listen?
    11. 13. Let’s put together a simple listening post.

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