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    1. 1.  <br />Sonja Plummer-Morgan, MLIS<br />Maine Library Association President & VP Pres Elect <br />Association for Rural & Small Libraries<br />Maine Library Association Conference 2010<br />Social Media Trends & the Library Profession<br />
    2. 2. Idea for Today…<br />The people in the world are acting <br />globally and collaboratively. <br />We as librarians or <br />information specialists need to act <br />with them. <br />
    3. 3. What We Hope to Accomplish…<br />View online social networks as an extension of traditional library services. <br />Place social networks in three categories: communicating, delivering information, and organizing information.<br />Learn a few new tools that may be relevant to you. <br />
    4. 4. “We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.” <br />
    5. 5. John Lubbock 1834-1913<br />
    6. 6. The idea of libraries reaching beyond the boundaries of our buildings or communities is expanded with online <br />social networking and communication but it is not a new concept for librarians. <br />
    7. 7. “This isn’t a direct marketing tool, this is human communication.” -- Rob Key, CEO of Converseon<br /><ul><li>Connect with other professionals
    8. 8. Share information, promote services, and assist local and distant readers.
    9. 9. Librarians often underestimate the impact they can make in any online or local community</li></li></ul><li>A Lil’ Tired Here…<br />
    10. 10. What Happens Online that Saves Your Library Money??<br /><ul><li>Instant chat…………….fewer long distance phone calls
    11. 11. Post events……………..reduce costs for paper ads
    12. 12. Digitize photos..............archival & storage cost down
    13. 13. Social sites……………..find solutions to problems
    14. 14. E-learning…………… costs
    15. 15. Online flyers…………..postage costs
    16. 16. Collections…………….grant access not acquisition
    17. 17. Notices or signs………..less paper and ink used
    18. 18. Colleagues…………….reduce burnout with support
    19. 19. Prof Dev……………….find grants & fundraising </li></li></ul><li>Online Social Networks Top Five?<br />
    20. 20. According to <br />(, here are <br />the most used online social networks…<br />Estimated 550,000,000 unique users each month<br />Estimated 90,500,000 unique users each month<br />Estimated 89,800,000 unique users each month<br />Estimated 50,000,000 unique users each month<br />Estimated 42,000,000 unique users each month<br />
    21. 21. What Are Librarians Doing Online?<br />E-learning, attending conferences and workshops<br />Storing photographs & other documents digitized<br />Rural isolation partially mitigated <br />Answering questions for our patrons<br />Sharing news<br />Recommending, downloading, discussing solutions<br />Finding emerging trends<br />Marketing and promoting<br />Creating and expressing through art<br />
    22. 22. Maine Library Association 2010Facebook<br />
    23. 23. Twitter<br />
    24. 24. Deep Thoughts…<br />According to the Inquisitr, there are <br />4.1 BILLION <br />text messages sent every day<br />in the United States. <br /><br />
    25. 25. ‎"Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers."<br />Socrates, 470 BC-399 BC<br />
    26. 26. This is Social Networking<br />
    27. 27. Some Other Ways to Socially Network…<br />, Library Thing, a Nobii, and Shelfari<br /> (reader’s advisory)<br /> and<br />TeacherTube and Youtube<br />Slideshare and Prezzi<br />Digg (newsy stuff)<br />Photobucket and Flickr<br />Skype (video conferencing)<br />GoogleTalk (instant messenger)<br />MyInfoQuest (texting reference)<br />Second Life<br />
    28. 28. Making it happen…<br /><ul><li>Set aside time
    29. 29. Utilize volunteers </li></li></ul><li>Social Networking Practices <br /><ul><li>Make your Mission the foundation
    30. 30. Add disclaimers. Views expressed author’s not library’s
    31. 31. Honor confidentiality of patrons
    32. 32. Show respect to everyone
    33. 33. Remember your online presence reflects your library
    34. 34. Carefully observe copyright laws
    35. 35. Create or imagine no expectation of privacy</li></ul><br />
    36. 36. “No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew.” ~ Albert Einstein <br />Appreciative Inquiry: Where AI, positive change research and organizational <br />leadership connect for world benefit.<br />
    37. 37. “We Can Make Any Future That We Can Imagine.” ~Jane McGonigal<br />Jane McGonigal is a world-renowned game designer. She is also a researcher, a future<br />Forecaster, and a very playful human being. Jane is the Director of Games Research & <br />Development at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California. <br /><br />
    38. 38. “Cut through the management speak, and the key to success is simple: Observe people going about their daily lives, identify unmet needs, and come up with a new product.” <br />~Dr. Frank Luntz<br />
    39. 39. This Book Is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All<br />By Marilyn Johnson<br />Coming to MLA May 10th, 2010 at 6pm<br />
    40. 40. Other Links to Consider: <br /><ul><li>85 Reasons to be Thankful for Librarians
    41. 41. Ted: Ideas Worth Spreading</li></ul>Superstructing : The Next Decade <br /><br /><ul><li>
    42. 42. ONET Online:
    43. 43. Technology For Good
    44. 44. TechCrunch
    45. 45. Plurk</li>