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Into The Real World


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A day in the worklife of a new librarian presented to students enrolled in Communications - Information and Media

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Into The Real World

  1. 1. Into the real world Sophie McDonald image by dullhunk
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  3. 3. A day on the job Reference help Information literacy training Meetings Collection management
  4. 4. Getting connected with iGoogle <ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Stay in touch with RSS feeds
  6. 6. To check out the blogs
  7. 7. and keep up with emerging trends
  8. 8. save things for later
  9. 9. Share things on Twitter & Facebook
  10. 10. Play with new things
  11. 11. write about it on my blog  
  12. 12. From uni to work <ul><li>Most important things: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>team work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>project management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ability to understand user needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>understanding information management systems  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>understanding online environments and related practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be creative and play! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to do really well: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>read widely, analyse and synthesise ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>critically reflect on issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>apply theory to practice through innovative ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plan, design, implement and promote new systems/services </li></ul></ul>image by FestiveFrog
  13. 13. Team work! Using collaborative tools
  14. 14. Writing for journals and conferences   inCite article published paper accepted for VALA 2010 McDonald, S., & Tiffen, B. 2009, ‘UTS  Library gets social using social media to connect with users’, InCite , vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 15.
  15. 15. Facebook and Twitter projects <ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>discussion began on intranet forum  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>debate about pros and cons ensued </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>review of existing libraries on FB & TW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>working group established to determine scope of project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sites created and tested </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social media policy written </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sites launched and promoted July 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>short training sessions held for staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff updates and auto updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>statistics and evaluation conducted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>presentations given and papers published </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 300 fans as of Oct 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>growing number of 'likes' and comments </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Twitter Why? <ul><ul><li>can't expect you to come to us - so we go to you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>another way to connect with clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>introduce new clients to the library in a way that's familiar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>informal information literacy and reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tips, news, events, links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fun! quizes, games, images, video </li></ul></ul>Facebook
  17. 17. Thank you <ul><li>Sophie McDonald </li></ul><ul><li>Information Services Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>UTS Library </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@misssophiemac </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul> Share, remix, attribute