Davies Forum Spring 2008: Ivan Chew 14 Feb, Part 1 Of 3

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On "My personal reasons for Blogging". Davies Forum Speaker Series:
http://silverinsf.blogspot.com/2008/02/davies-forum-speaker-series-ivan-chew.html

See also: http://ramblinglibrarian.blogspot.com/2008/02/speaking-at-usf-part-8-slides.html

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Davies Forum Spring 2008: Ivan Chew 14 Feb, Part 1 Of 3

  1. 1. Davis Forum, Spring 2008: Digital Literacy 14 Feb 2008 Part 1 of 3 Ivan Chew www.nlb.gov.sg
  2. 2. I am a librarian from Singapore
  3. 3. link
  4. 4. Outline My personal reasons for Blogging S’pore public library’s digital experiments Senior Citizens & Blogging
  5. 5. My personal reasons for Blogging S’pore public library’s digital experiments Senior Citizens & Blogging
  6. 6. I have a blog RamblingLibrarian among others
  7. 7. I have been blogging since 2004
  8. 8. I said to this guy “blogging = platform for verbal diarrhoea”
  9. 9. He said: “I take issue with your comment!“
  10. 10. I was wrong (about blogging)
  11. 11. He went on to write this book
  12. 12. I ended up with Nine blogs One podcast
  13. 13. I asked myself: Do users know about our library services?
  14. 14. Do users know librarians existed?
  15. 15. Do users feel the need to have librarians?
  16. 16. Can we try: Blog + library services + librarians
  17. 17. One hour + 233 words later
  18. 18. More personal digital experiments:
  19. 19. More personal digital experiments:
  20. 20. More personal digital experiments:
  21. 21. More personal digital experiments:
  22. 22. More personal digital experiments:
  23. 23. (Thanks to David & Sarah for The September Project collaboration) link
  24. 24. More personal digital experiments:
  25. 25. More personal digital experiments:
  26. 26. More personal digital experiments:
  27. 27. More personal digital experiments:
  28. 28. More personal digital experiments:
  29. 29. More personal digital experiments:
  30. 30. More personal digital experiments:
  31. 31. More personal digital experiments:
  32. 32. More personal digital experiments: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=33401368772625832&hl=en
  33. 33. More personal digital experiments:
  34. 34. More personal digital experiments:
  35. 35. More personal digital experiments: Music mash-ups
  36. 36. More personal digital experiments: Collaboration via Email Red Umbrella White Nights Seashore Days
  37. 37. More personal digital experiments:
  38. 38. More personal digital experiments:
  39. 39. More personal digital experiments: Focus remains on Libraries
  40. 40. Sharing personal stuff as means to connect as a Person
  41. 41. I didn’t think “being a Librarian” is just about “books”
  42. 42. I saw “being a Librarian” synonymous with…
  43. 43. Learning
  44. 44. Creating
  45. 45. Sharing
  46. 46. link
  47. 47. What did I get out of my digital experiments?
  48. 48. Personal Professional Development
  49. 49. cited by other professionals
  50. 50. “Why focus only Local, When you can go Global?“
  51. 51. publicise libraries librarians
  52. 52. value meaning
  53. 53. When I shared why I became a librarian…
  54. 54. I received emails like this:
  55. 55. And this:
  56. 56. My blogs allow me to say things…
  57. 57. … that I’m uncomfortable saying face-to-face
  58. 58. Part 1 of 3 ivanchew@nlb.gov.sg ask@nlb.gov.sg RamblingLibrarian@gmail.com ramblinglibrarian.blogspot.com

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