Ahead of the curve

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Ahead of the curve

  1. 1. Ahead of the curve <ul><ul><li>Michelle McLean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Librarian </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Why <ul><li>Growth of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Career development </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipation </li></ul><ul><li>Client expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Left behind </li></ul>Double-click to add graphics http://www.public-domain-photos.com/
  3. 3. How <ul><li>Take responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your focus </li></ul><ul><li>Your passion </li></ul><ul><li>Your job </li></ul>Double-click to add graphics http://www.public-domain-photos.com
  4. 4. Where <ul><li>Generalist vs specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Library science </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences and training </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul>http://www.public-domain-photos.com
  5. 5. Where - online <ul><li>Online supplements </li></ul><ul><li>Conference papers </li></ul><ul><li>E-lists </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul>http://free-stock-photos.com
  6. 6. Access and Learning <ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Common Craft </li></ul><ul><li>Learning 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Learning 2.1 </li></ul>http://www.masternewmedia.org
  7. 7. Finding content <ul><li>Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Professional associations </li></ul><ul><li>Events/training </li></ul>http://www.sxc.hu/
  8. 8. Finding content <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>http://www.sxc.hu/
  9. 9. Avoiding overload <ul><li>Be selective </li></ul><ul><li>Filter </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Delete </li></ul><ul><li>Take breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Read for enjoyment </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarking </li></ul>http://free-stock-photos.com
  10. 10. Important <ul><li>Professional responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to help </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians share </li></ul><ul><li>Fast change </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and enjoy! </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Michelle McLean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connectinglibrarian.com </li></ul></ul>

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