FDI: Social Media for Librarians & Collegiate Faculty


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Presented by Rebecca Miller, February 21, 2012 for FDI Track L (Spring 2012).

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  • Christakis: 5:30-11:30 or soBroadbent: 4:50-end
  • FDI: Social Media for Librarians & Collegiate Faculty

    1. 1. Social Media for Librarians andCollegiate Faculty Rebecca K. Miller VT University Libraries FDI: Spring 2012
    2. 2. “includes web based andmobile technologies used to turn communication into interactive dialogue…” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media
    3. 3. “includes web based and mobile technologies usedto turn communication into interactive dialogue…” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media
    4. 4. Interactive Dialogue Among: Organizations and individuals Individuals and other individuals
    5. 5. Two TED TalksNicholas Christakishttp://www.ted.com/talks/nicholas_christakis_the_hidden_influence_of_social_networks.htmlStefana Broadbent:http://blog.ted.com/2009/11/02/how_the_interne_1/
    6. 6.  What did you hear in these two talks? What issues did Christakis and Broadbent raise? How do these issues affect you, and your choice to use or not use social media tools?
    7. 7.  In what ways do you use, or would you like to use, social media? In what ways do you see others using social media? What do you like/not like?
    8. 8.  Communicating with others Professional engagement Raising personal profile For fun: shared hobbies/interests (Pew Research)
    9. 9. Results from VT Faculty Survey Wide variety of experiences, expertise, and interests Anxiety over blending personal and professional spheres Confusion over terminology Information about all tools will be “helpful” Categories with most interest & need…
    10. 10.  Microblogging Blogging Video sharing Virtual meeting
    11. 11. Microblogging
    12. 12. Overview & tools Definition: the posting of very short entries or updates to a platform designed for brief communications Popular tools:  Twitter: https://twitter.com  Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com In depth look: Twitter
    13. 13. Examples: Hashtags & Lists Archiving Conferences and classes  #alamw  #vtclis12  #FDITrackL12 Lists  CIL 2012 Speakers: https://twitter.com/#!/LibConf/cil2010speakers  Everything Virginia Tech: https://twitter.com/#!/virginia_tech/virginia-tech
    14. 14. Activity:http://tinyurl.com/FDImicro Choice A: if you have an account  Make a list of people, organizations, and hashtags you follow Choice B: if you want to set up an account  Visit Twitter (or Tumblr) and set up an account and tweet about your experience in #FDITrackL12 Choice C: read & reflect  Read “9 Things You Didn’t Know About Twitter” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/technology/persona ltech/nine-things-you-didnt-know-about-twitter.html?_r=3
    15. 15. Resources & related tools Resources  EDUCAUSE 7 Things You Should Know About Microblogging: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7051.pdf  LSE Twitter Guide for Academics: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/news/archives/201 1/10/twitter_guide.aspx Tools  HootSuite, TweetDeck (Social Media Dashboards)  Screenr: http://www.screenr.com  Twitpic: http://twitpic.com
    16. 16. Blogging
    17. 17. Overview & tools Definition: a web log, or “blog,” represents an easy-to- use platform where users can publish content Popular tools:  Blogger: http://www.blogger.com  WordPress: http://blogs.lt.vt.edu/  Typepad: http://www.typepad.com In depth look: WordPress
    18. 18. Examples:Different Blogs, Different Missions What’s Cookin’ @ Special Collections: http://whatscookinvt.wordpress.com/ Notes from Newman: http://hnfelibrarian.blogspot.com VT HRC: http://blogs.is.vt.edu/hrcblogs/about/ Annoyed Librarian: http://blog.libraryjournal.com/annoyedlibrarian/
    19. 19. Activity:http://tinyurl.com/FDIblogging Choice A: if you already have a blog  What is the mission of your blog?  What advice would you give a novice blogger? Choice B: if you want to set up a blog  Visit the http://blogs.lt.vt.edu/ site in order to create an account and start setting up your space Choice C: read & reflect  The PR Pro’s Guide to Blogging: http://mashable.com/2011/04/28/pr-pro-blogging-guide/
    20. 20. Resources & related tools Resources  EDUCAUSE 7 Things You Should Know About Blogs: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7006.pdf  7 Things You Should Know About WordPress: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/7ThingsYouShouldKnow AboutWordP/235390 Tools  RSS readers  Google Reader  Outlook  Bookmarking tools  Delicious: http://delicious.com  Instapaper: http://www.instapaper.com
    21. 21. Video sharing
    22. 22. Overview & tools Definition: video sharing sites are platforms for video files and related content for easy uploading and accessing Popular tools:  YouTube: http://www.youtube.com  Vimeo: http://vimeo.com In depth look: YouTube
    23. 23. Examples “More libraries will use YouTube videos and other videos as a marketing channel/educational medium…” (http://socialnetworkinglibrarian.com/2011/12/29/top-10-social-media-and-libraries-predictions-for-2012/) “Study like a scholar, scholar” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ArIj236UHs Librarian in Black: http://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/2012/01/w ss6.html
    24. 24. Activity: Discussion Choice A: creating a quick video for upload  Using the library’s new cameras OR an iPad, work with a small group to create a short video on any topic you want! We’ll walk through the process of uploading it. Choice B: browse & reflect  Browse or search through YouTube for “education” or “libraries,” and see what sort of videos you uncover. What do you like/not like?
    25. 25. Resources & related tools Resources  Innovation Space  EDUCAUSE 7 Things You Should Know About Online Media Editing: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7065.pdf Tools  iMovie  Garage Band  Audacity
    26. 26. Virtual meeting
    27. 27. Overview & tools Definition: Software that facilitates communication and collaboration across physical distances Popular tools:  Tinychat  Dimdim (recently sold)  ooVoo  Skype  Google+ Hangouts In depth look: Tinychat and Skype
    28. 28. Examples ACRL’s STS Info Lit Chat: http://tinychat.com/steminfolit Virtual committee work: have you participated in this? How has it worked for you?
    29. 29. Activity: Discussion Choice A: TinychatPractice with Tinychat: http://tinychat.com Choice B: SkypePractice with Skype: http://www.skype.com
    30. 30. Resources & related tools Resources  EDUCAUSE 7 Things You Should Know About Skype: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7032.pdf Tools  Camera  Microphone
    31. 31. Your Homework:http://tinyurl.com/FDIHomeworkBy next Tuesday (2/28), answer the questions linkedabove!You need to explore one (1) tool that we discussed thisweek in more detail, and then reflect on that for thegroup.After next Tuesday, I will compile all the information thatwe’ve been entering during the class, and share it withthe entire group (via email).