CASLNetwork - CLA Presentation

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Presentation at the CLA Conference in Edmonton, Alberta on June 5th, 2010. CASLNetwork was created for Teacher-Librarians and Library Technicians working in and for school libraries across Canada.

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  • CASLNetwork - CLA Presentation

    1. 1. CASLnetwork Social Networking Teacher- Librarians Library Technicians Library Specialists in Canadian Schools Session I-59 Saturday, June 5th, 2010 9:45-10:45am Richard Beaudry Dianne Leong-Fortier
    2. 2. Social Networking defined: <ul><li>Social Networking is the use of tools and technology to support the discovery, formation, and maintenance of personal and/or professional relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media is a collection of information and data that are developed collaboratively and shared online among individuals or groups. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Emergence of Social Networking
    4. 4. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/boyd.ellison.html
    5. 5. <ul><li>Disruptive change is happening and will continue to around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Open source information, dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>no barriers, personal medium of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Can create, share and interact with content </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive technologies--low entry-can be as simple as posting a review at amazon. com </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking, social bookmarking, blogs, wikis, tags, podcasting, rss feeds </li></ul>Web 2.0
    6. 6. Social Networking <ul><li>Scheduled Local meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Some regional, provincial and national meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings when schedule allows </li></ul><ul><li>Delayed feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Local, regional, provincial, and global meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings with peers, resource experts, provincial and national leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time feedback </li></ul>VS Networking
    7. 7. Why? <ul><li>Keep informed on new research, tools, techniques, and skills needed in a changing profession </li></ul><ul><li>Keep informed on advocacy and policy related positions within the association </li></ul><ul><li>Build and maintain professional relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Connect, post, comment, share and collaboratively create content </li></ul>
    8. 8. SNS tools, and services <ul><li>Online professional learning communities (e.g. Information Literacy) or sub-groups (e.g. Programmes Francophones). </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded email features, blogs, forums, tagging and bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Shared professional resources, reports, scholarly publications, media </li></ul><ul><li>real-time connections 24/7 </li></ul>
    9. 9. Social Media Landscape
    10. 10. http://about.ning.com/
    11. 11. What are your concerns and challenges about social networking? Share 10 minutes. <ul><li>How can I find the time? </li></ul><ul><li>There is a lot to learn! How do I get started? </li></ul><ul><li>What about privacy? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I access PD? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I use Web 2.0 to enhance learning for myself and for my students? Teacher resources? </li></ul>
    12. 12. CASLNetwork <ul><li>Inception: The CASL EC voted on creating an online Professional Network for teacher librarians and library technicians at the CASL AGM at the CLA national conference in May, 2009 in Montreal. Official start-up was June 17th, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Objective : To provide a national social network for all school library specialists working in Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement : Professional network of school library specialists working in Canadian schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Membership: Canada and some overseas (Europe and Australia). </li></ul>R
    13. 13. CASLnetwork and Web 2.0 Advocacy
    14. 14. Checklist for success <ul><li>Market and promote to all educators in schools and school boards, professional teacher’s associations (public and private) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to developing collaborative projects and providing resources that support best practice in school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Members connect, interact, post, comment, engage within the network </li></ul>
    15. 17. What CASLnetwork offers
    16. 19. Future of CASLnetwork <ul><li>Utilize CASLnetwork to its highest potential to support CASL membership and all school library specialists working in Canadian schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote CASL listserv, Impact (professional newsletter) SLIC and SLIP, conferences including CLA annual conference to build stronger communities and connections provincially. </li></ul>
    17. 20. References <ul><li>Bookmarks and references for this session can be reviewed at www.delicious.com under the tag CASLnetwork session </li></ul>
    18. 21. Questions?
    19. 22. CASLnetwork Thank You! Merci! Richard Beaudry Dianne Leong-Fortier

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