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<ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>In Libraries: </li></ul><ul><li>You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! </li></ul><ul><l...
A little about me. <ul><li>Melissa Kiser </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Librarian, Allen County Public Library </li></ul><ul...
Librarians Socially Networking <ul><li>WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT’S THE POINT? </li></ul>
Why are librarians doing it?
To know other librarians
To see what librarians are doing in other libraries <ul><li>http://www.elkhart.lib.in.us/cgi-bin/index5.pl?&video=rogue_li...
To see what other librarians are thinking about (steal this idea)
To bounce ideas off other librarians
To not be alone in the world
To get other librarians’ expertise on something new at my library
To get other librarians’ expertise on something new at my library
It’s cheaper than airfare!
It’s cheaper than airfare (and far less frustrating)!
How are librarians using it?
Twittering back and forth
Facebooking their libraries
Friendfeeding other librarians’ stuff to ourselves
Reading and commenting on librarians’ blogs
Highlighting others’ posts on your blog (Hey everyone, did you read this?)
Real yet virtual societies  (Library Society of the World) http://thelsw.org/
Chat rooms: to talk shop and unwind
Collaborating through wikis
Collaborating through wikis
Friending each other on social networking sites
Friending each other on social networking sites
Friending each other on social networks
What’s the point?
We’re “going that way”
Our patrons are doing it
Our patrons are doing it
Everyone else is doing it
Everyone else is doing it
Everyone else is doing it
Everyone else is doing it
Everyone else is doing it
Everyone else is doing it
Everyone else is doing it
Everyone else is doing it
Everyone else is doing it
Everyone else is doing it
Librarians are focusing on what libraries are becoming, not what they’ve always been
“ Online Communities and Their Impact on Business: Ignore at Your Own Peril” http://rubiconconsulting.com/downloads/whitep...
“ Online Communities and Their Impact on Business: Ignore at Your Own Peril” http://rubiconconsulting.com/downloads/whitep...
“ Online Communities and Their Impact on Business: Ignore at Your Own Peril” http://rubiconconsulting.com/downloads/whitep...
Remember how it felt to say, “We no longer need books like this on our shelves” ?
Look how far we’ve come
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>In Libraries: </li></ul><ul><li>You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! </li></ul><ul><li>Melissa Kiser </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology Librarian, </li></ul><ul><li>Allen County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>(260) 421-1292 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>November 20, 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. A little about me. <ul><li>Melissa Kiser </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Librarian, Allen County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Began working in libraries in 1982 as a shelver </li></ul><ul><li>MSLS from University of Kentucky, 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s librarian 1988-1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Branch manager 1995-2008 </li></ul><ul><li>IT librarian February 2008-present </li></ul>
  3. 3. Librarians Socially Networking <ul><li>WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT’S THE POINT? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why are librarians doing it?
  5. 5. To know other librarians
  6. 6. To see what librarians are doing in other libraries <ul><li>http://www.elkhart.lib.in.us/cgi-bin/index5.pl?&video=rogue_librarians&file=flash_player2d.pl </li></ul>
  7. 7. To see what other librarians are thinking about (steal this idea)
  8. 8. To bounce ideas off other librarians
  9. 9. To not be alone in the world
  10. 10. To get other librarians’ expertise on something new at my library
  11. 11. To get other librarians’ expertise on something new at my library
  12. 12. It’s cheaper than airfare!
  13. 13. It’s cheaper than airfare (and far less frustrating)!
  14. 14. How are librarians using it?
  15. 15. Twittering back and forth
  16. 16. Facebooking their libraries
  17. 17. Friendfeeding other librarians’ stuff to ourselves
  18. 18. Reading and commenting on librarians’ blogs
  19. 19. Highlighting others’ posts on your blog (Hey everyone, did you read this?)
  20. 20. Real yet virtual societies (Library Society of the World) http://thelsw.org/
  21. 21. Chat rooms: to talk shop and unwind
  22. 22. Collaborating through wikis
  23. 23. Collaborating through wikis
  24. 24. Friending each other on social networking sites
  25. 25. Friending each other on social networking sites
  26. 26. Friending each other on social networks
  27. 27. What’s the point?
  28. 28. We’re “going that way”
  29. 29. Our patrons are doing it
  30. 30. Our patrons are doing it
  31. 31. Everyone else is doing it
  32. 32. Everyone else is doing it
  33. 33. Everyone else is doing it
  34. 34. Everyone else is doing it
  35. 35. Everyone else is doing it
  36. 36. Everyone else is doing it
  37. 37. Everyone else is doing it
  38. 38. Everyone else is doing it
  39. 39. Everyone else is doing it
  40. 40. Everyone else is doing it
  41. 41. Librarians are focusing on what libraries are becoming, not what they’ve always been
  42. 42. “ Online Communities and Their Impact on Business: Ignore at Your Own Peril” http://rubiconconsulting.com/downloads/whitepapers/Rubicon-web-community.pdf <ul><li>About 80% of user-generated content on the web, including comments and questions, is created by less than 10% of the users . </li></ul><ul><li>Despite the low number, online communities have enormous influence on almost all web users. Online comments and reviews posted by the enthusiasts are second only to word of mouth as a purchase driver for all web users. </li></ul>
  43. 43. “ Online Communities and Their Impact on Business: Ignore at Your Own Peril” http://rubiconconsulting.com/downloads/whitepapers/Rubicon-web-community.pdf <ul><li>Web discussion is theatre: it is a great way to interact with customers, because average customers watch and listen . </li></ul><ul><li>Even though you can’t get most of your customers to interact with you online, they watch what you do with the most frequent contributors, and they judge you based on it . </li></ul>
  44. 44. “ Online Communities and Their Impact on Business: Ignore at Your Own Peril” http://rubiconconsulting.com/downloads/whitepapers/Rubicon-web-community.pdf <ul><li>Half of all of the most frequent contributors are age 21 or younger. </li></ul><ul><li>If it sometimes feels like people online behave like children, that may be because many of the noise ones are . </li></ul>
  45. 45. Remember how it felt to say, “We no longer need books like this on our shelves” ?
  46. 46. Look how far we’ve come
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