Cross-Country Connections: Implementing Learning 2.0 in a Multistate Medical Library System
Cross-Country Connections: Implementing Learning 2.0 in a Multistate Medical Library System Melissa L. Rethlefsen Mayo Clinic Libraries, Rochester, MN Ann M. Farrell Mayo Clinic Libraries, Jacksonville, FL
Purpose To assess satisfaction with a 13-week Learning 2.0 course and to determine whether knowledge and use of Library 2.0/Web 2.0 concepts and tools by library staff increased
Hypothesis Knowledge and use of Web 2.0 tools will increase
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! It was a fantastic opportunity It was a pain finding the time to devote to the activities but it was really worth it!
I find it interesting that we are being "forced" to create a blog when Mayo does not approve of their use. Our Library runs on minimal staff and I feel that my time at work is better spent helping the patrons and performing my job responsibilities. I became overwhelmed on the second program when we had to do our own blog. I work at night, alone and there was no one to ask for help .
Mean Perceived Usefulness to Mayo Libraries 1 is most useful, 5 is least useful
Perceived Most Useful 2.0 Tool for Mayo Libraries
Significant Increase in Knowledge Use of Web 2.0 Tools by Staff and Libraries Increased Positive Experience That Built Community
<ul><li>Lessons Learned: </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the lessons simple and short </li></ul><ul><li>Offer comprehensive instructions, liaisons for tech newbies </li></ul><ul><li>Consider hands-on classes or meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Participants need to take responsibility for their own learning </li></ul>