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Imperative Social Networking

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A look at how participatory digital culture impacts education and information literacy.

A look at how participatory digital culture impacts education and information literacy.

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  • 1. Imperative Social Networking Valerie Hill, PhD TWU School of Library and Information Studies LISD School Librarian @valibrarian ALA Ignite 2013 Chicago vhilledu@gmail.com
  • 2. #1: The Information Hierarchy has toppled. Why is social networking IMPERATIVE?
  • 3. #2: Much of our lives is spent online in participatory digital culture.
  • 4. #3: Navigating the flood of information has become nearly impossible.
  • 5. Throw (or grab) a digital life-preserver ring. Build a PLN- Professional Learning Network
  • 6. Ways to build your PLN
  • 7. Sound like a balancing act? It is----Being both follower and leader...both holding on to core values of the profession and letting go of “how things have always been done”
  • 8. Current PLN tools Follow & Lead Create, Share, & Learn Curate & Build Join & Credit
  • 9. Forget Figuring it Out
  • 10. The BLUR between professional and personal online life
  • 11. Social Media for Librarianship
  • 12. Social Media & Professional Growth
  • 13. Social Media & Personal Life Consider the audience when sharing.
  • 14. Participatory culture contributes to the flood of information online. We are both consumers and producers (prosumers).
  • 15. Are you willing to makes some changes?
  • 16. Serving Patrons wherever they are School Library Example • Embedding the library through social media/webmaster • Information literacy skills 21st Century • Embracing Web 2.0 & user-generated content • Content evaluation & curation • Mobile apps Virtual Library Example • Embedding library services in virtual spaces • International information literacy • Embracing Web 3.0 • Global spaces, virtual worlds (Skype, Minecraft, & MOOCs) “What we’re trying to do is have the library be wherever you are.” Nancy Roderer, John Hopkins Welch Medical Library http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/06/09/hopkins
  • 17. Web 3.0 & the Rise of a Networked Generation We all live in virtual worlds, whether or not we have avatars.
  • 18. Is individual privacy a relic? Digital citizenship is part of information literacy.
  • 19. The library and the librarian are not synonymous. Take a risk and go where no librarian has gone before! “It may be that the great age of libraries is waning, but I am here to tell you that the great age of librarians is just beginning. It’s up to you to decide if you want to be a part of it.” ~T. Scott Plutchak
  • 20. Bibliography Barlow. A. and R. Leston. (2012). Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC. Carr, N. (2010). The shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. Davidson, Cathy N. (2011). Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attentioan Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. New York: Viking. Gleick, J. (2011). The information: A history, a theory, a flood. Pantheon. Keen, Andrew. (2012). Digital Vertigo. New York: St. Martin's Press. Lanier, J. (2011). You are not a gadget. New York: Random House. Rainie, Lee and Barry Wellman. (2012). Networked: The New Social Operating System. Cambridge, MASS: MIT Press. Rheingold, H.(2012). Net Smart: How to Thrive Online. Cambridge, MA: MIT. Solomon, Laura. (2011). Doing Social Media So It matters: A Librarian's Guide. Chicago: American Library Association. Turkle, S. (2011). Alone together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. New York: Basic Books. Photos from bigfoto.com and flickr commons

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