Only Connect: Web 2.0 and Libraries

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  • LOGIN to facebook, libguides, furl, librarything. I’m Amber Prentiss, a candidate for Learning Commons Librarian at the Student Learning Center in the heart of Bulldog Country. Welcome to my presentation, and thanks for coming. Feel free to ask a question as soon as it pops into your head. To channel E.M Forster, my title is Only Connect.
  • Only Connect: Web 2.0 and Libraries

    1. 1. Only Connect Web 2.0 and Libraries
    2. 2. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Syndicated </li></ul><ul><li>Playful </li></ul>
    3. 3. Marketing: Get Local
    4. 4. Find Your Faithful <ul><li>Social networks ideal for marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Inform dedicated users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User-formed groups, i.e. Grainger Rangers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recruit new users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can target advertising to specific groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook Flyers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google AdWords </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Podcasting Possibilities <ul><li>Connect to the interests of the local academic community </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research @ UGA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At Odds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Debates on contested topics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athens History </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Reference and Instruction: Get Human
    7. 7. Collaboration Comes from Within <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pool knowledge of resources and answers to frequently asked questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Post plans, outlines, materials and invite comment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>LibGuides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate on multimedia research guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish research guide before and after </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Collaboration Beyond the Walls <ul><li>Wikis (again) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students and faculty can make comments and add resources. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BizWiki </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athens wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase university and local information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We can do better than this - we’re librarians! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Social tagging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us, Furl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organize and update web guide links </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find new web resources </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Teaching and Learning 2.0 <ul><li>Make instructional materials available outside library website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard portals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube/Google Video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be fun! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask a Ninja: Net Neutrality </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. More Cool 2.0 Tools <ul><li>LibraryThing </li></ul><ul><li>Library Success Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Connotea </li></ul><ul><li>OpenID </li></ul>
    11. 11. Wrap-Up <ul><li>Get local </li></ul><ul><li>Get human </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun </li></ul>
    12. 12. Credits <ul><li>Background photo: Flickr user mupwangle www.flickr.com/photos/mupwangle/ </li></ul>

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