Rural & Small Web 2 Arsl 2009


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  • Rural & Small Web 2 Arsl 2009

    1. 1. Rural & Small Web 2.0 Tools<br />How to find Immense Collaboration with Miniscule Library Resources <br />Prepared for the Association for Rural & Small Libraries Annual Conference, Gatlinburg, TN, 2009 by Sonja Plummer-Morgan<br />
    2. 2. What we hope to accomplish…<br />Introduce social networks<br />Explore time saving social network tools<br />Connect traditional and modern library precepts<br />
    3. 3. But I’m already exhausted!<br />
    4. 4. Why Social Networks?<br />Keeps you connected with other professionals<br />Social networking tools can be used to share information, advertise events, and connect with local and distance readers. <br />Librarians often underestimate the impact they can make in any online or local community.<br />
    5. 5. What Happens Online?<br />E-learning<br />Photographs and other documents digitized<br />Rural isolation partially mitigated <br />Answers found to questions for our patrons<br />Library associations share news<br />Books recommended, downloaded, discussed<br />Emerging trends discussed <br />Libraries marketed and promoted<br />Creative spirits expressed (art)<br />
    6. 6. Wikis <br />Project Gutenburg<br /><br />Largest and first producer of free online books 30,000 free books.<br />Wetpaint<br /><br />“Built on the power of collaborative thinking. Create websites that mix best features of wikis, blogs, forums and social networks into a community.”<br />
    7. 7. “We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.”  <br />John Lubbock 1834-1913<br />
    8. 8. The idea of libraries reaching beyond the boundaries of our buildings or communities is expanded with online <br />social networking and communication. <br />
    9. 9. Web 2.0 and You…<br /><ul><li>Blogging events and writing articles gives patrons an opportunity to contribute
    10. 10. Let your patrons’ “voice” be heard
    11. 11. Showcase library events
    12. 12. Blogs are easier to maintain than a website
    13. 13. Volunteers or staff can “blog” together
    14. 14. Contribute to the degree that your time allows
    15. 15. Resource share</li></li></ul><li>Collection Development—Social Networks as Database<br />
    16. 16. It’s Not Just the Big Guys…<br />In a library district of 4,500…<br /><ul><li> Created a blog for book reviews and library events
    17. 17. Used 42 things for web 2.0
    18. 18. Uses Facebook, LibraryThing, podcasts, Snapfish & Flickr</li></ul>   <br /><ul><li> Felt pleased to see patrons over 60 adapting to new technology</li></ul>Joy Neal, Library DirectorLa Conner Regional LibraryLa Conner, WA<br />
    19. 19. Taylor County Library, FL<br />“We have included a blog as part<br />of our library website. We are<br />using Word Press for the web site<br />and the blog. You can check us<br />out @” <br />Pamela S. Grigg, Director<br />Taylor County Public Library<br />Perry, FL <br /><br />
    20. 20. Social Networking Practices…<br /><ul><li>Make your Mission the foundation
    21. 21. Add disclaimers—views expressed are the author’s and not the library’s
    22. 22. Honor confidentiality of patrons
    23. 23. Show respect to everyone
    24. 24. Remember your online presence reflects library
    25. 25. Carefully observe copyright laws
    26. 26. Create or imagine no expectation of privacy</li></li></ul><li>Sample Disclaimer <br />“This blog does not represent official Library of Congress communications.<br />Links to external Internet sites on Library of Congress Web pages do not constitute the Library&apos;s endorsement of the content of their Web sites or of their policies or products. Please read our Standard Disclaimer.”<br />~Library of Congress<br />
    27. 27. Making it Happen…<br /><ul><li>Set aside time every day
    28. 28. Utilize volunteers </li></li></ul><li>Time is money & money is tight…<br /><ul><li>Instant chat……...fewer long distance phone calls
    29. 29. Post events……...reduce costs for paper ads
    30. 30. Digitize photos.....archival and storage cost down
    31. 31. Social sites………find solutions to problems
    32. 32. E-learning……… costs
    33. 33. Online flyers……..postage costs
    34. 34. Collections……….grant access not acquisition
    35. 35. Notices or signs…less paper and ink used
    36. 36. Colleagues………reduce burnout with support
    37. 37. Prof Dev………….find grants & fundraising </li></li></ul><li>Reader’s Advisory<br />**Also try Shelfari, LibraryThing, LivingSocial<br />
    38. 38. Sharing Photos<br />
    39. 39. Reference Questions<br />
    40. 40. Online Communities<br />
    41. 41. A few of my favorite tools…<br /><ul><li>Technorati (search engine blog)
    42. 42. Skype (free phone calls)
    43. 43. Collaborative Thinking Blog
    44. 44. Work Literacy Blog
    45. 45. Passion for ‘Puters
    46. 46. E-Learning Technology
    47. 47. Jane’s E-learning Pick Day
    48. 48. Ning
    49. 49. DimDim</li></li></ul><li>
    50. 50. For Further Reading/References<br />Minnesota State University. John Lubbock.<br />Keeping Rural Libraries Linked and Rural<br />The Rural Blog <br /><br />The Latino American Experience <br /><br />American Indian Library Association<br />Rural Library Initiative <br /><br />