FDI: Social Media for Librarians & Collegiate Faculty
Social Media for Librarians andCollegiate Faculty Rebecca K. Miller VT University Libraries FDI: Spring 2012
“includes web based andmobile technologies used to turn communication into interactive dialogue…” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media
“includes web based and mobile technologies usedto turn communication into interactive dialogue…” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media
Interactive Dialogue Among: Organizations and individuals Individuals and other individuals
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/
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?
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?
Communicating with others Professional engagement Raising personal profile For fun: shared hobbies/interests (Pew Research)
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…
Microblogging Blogging Video sharing Virtual meeting
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
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
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
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
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/
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/
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
Activity: Discussion Choice A: TinychatPractice with Tinychat: http://tinychat.com Choice B: SkypePractice with Skype: http://www.skype.com
Resources & related tools Resources EDUCAUSE 7 Things You Should Know About Skype: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7032.pdf Tools Camera Microphone
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).