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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
  2. 2. www.xtranormal.com
  3. 3. A day on the job Reference help Information literacy training Meetings Collection management
  4. 4. Getting connected with iGoogle <ul><li>http://www.google.com/ig </li></ul>
  5. 5. Stay in touch with RSS feeds http://www.google.com/reader
  6. 6. To check out the blogs
  7. 7. and keep up with emerging trends www.wordle.net
  8. 8. save things for later delicious.com/sophamac
  9. 9. Share things on Twitter & Facebook bit.ly
  10. 10. Play with new things http://layar.com/ http://www.hunch.com/ https://wave.google.com/wave/
  11. 11. write about it on my blog misssophiemac.blogspot.com  
  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>misssophiemac.blogspot.com </li></ul>slideshare.net/MissSophieMac Share, remix, attribute

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