Create a Personal Learning Network That Works for You

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The Joint Chiefs of the Storytime Underground--Cory Eckert, Kendra Jones, and Amy Koester--gave this webinar to discuss the whats, whys, and hows of creating a personal learning network as a youth services library worker. This webinar was part of the free ALSC Student Sessions.

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Create a Personal Learning Network That Works for You

  1. 1. Create a Personal Learning Network That Works for You Cory Eckert, Kendra Jones, & Amy Koester Storytime Underground
  2. 2. Who? The Joint Chiefs Cory Eckert @helenstwin Houston Public Library, Texas Kendra Jones @klmpeace Fort Vancouver Regional Library, Washington Amy Koester @amyeileenk St. Charles City-County Library District, Missouri
  3. 3. So what’s a PLN?
  4. 4. So what’s a PLN? • a way to steal other librarians’ lives - Anne Clark (@sotomorrow)
  5. 5. So what’s a PLN? • a way to steal other librarians’ lives • a stack of virtual networks - Julie Jurgens (@himissjulie)
  6. 6. So what’s a PLN? • a way to steal other librarians’ lives • a stack of virtual networks • a personalized tool - Anna Haase Krueger (@opinionsbyanna)
  7. 7. So what’s a PLN? • a way to steal other librarians’ lives • a stack of virtual networks • a personalized tool • a series of tubes - Sara Bryce (@PLSanders)
  8. 8. So what’s a PLN? YOUR PLN IS WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE.
  9. 9. Why should I want a PLN? ● Networking ● Collaboration ● Professional development ● Career advancement ● FUN! (Possibly pizza)
  10. 10. Using your PLN for Networking Whether you network through social media, karaoke, tacos or listservs, you never know what important people your PLN knows. Cory went to Space Camp with Starr LaTronica. Amy’s friends with Betsy Diamant-Cohen. Milk those connections.
  11. 11. Using your PLN for Collaboration Guerrilla Storytime was a Twitter conversation that became a collaboration, then an international movement! It all started with a question to a PLN.
  12. 12. Using your PLN for PD Your PLN is basically Mr. Miyagi. They know the secrets. They will train you in the ancient arts of librarianship.
  13. 13. Using your PLN for your Career “How do you keep up on trends?” interview question
  14. 14. Using your PLN for FUN!
  15. 15. Creating your PLN Do not kidnap reporters. Or librarians.
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  26. 26. Questions?
  27. 27. Go, ninjas, go ninjas, GO!

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