You Want to What Now?
   Getting Buy-In for
   Your 2.0 Projects
    Amanda Etches-Johnson
We’ve heard some
  great ideas...
“Be the change you
wish to see in the world”
Right now is a good time to
     “be the change”

• The Library 2.0 conversation is
  everywhere!

• “radical trust”, “the...
...but
  being the
 lone ranger
change-agent
   is hard!
Strategies for
getting buy-in
The technologies are
         easy, but...

• don’t implement them
  because they’re easy!

• What problem are you
  tryin...
Don’t be Technolust Guy
        (or girl)




   All the cool kids have one!
Staff involvement? Nimbleness?
   Here’s a tightrope, walk it!
You have to try it to like it.
Stingrays!




   You have to try it to like it.
Assemble an Emerging Tech Group
Some advice on setting up
an Emerging Tech Group
• Define your mission
• Keep it small
• Keep it positive
• Include I.T.
• ...
The Learning 2.0
        Phenomenon


• Helene Blowers @ PLCMC
• “23 Things”
• Participation, exploration, play!
http://plcmcl2-about.blogspot.com/
Learning 2.0 @ Mac

• 82 enrolled, 68 completed
• Explored the tools,
  completed the activities,
  played!
http://macetg.wordpress.com
Why Learning 2.0?


• Staff involvement
• 2.0 competencies
• Raising champions!
• Resistance is futile! (kidding! sort of...)
Decisions made, lessons learned

 • It takes a village...
 • Build in lots of time for exploration & catch-up
 • There’s n...
Questions?
Thanks!


http://academiclibrary2point0.pbwiki.com


           http://blogwithoutalibrary.net
     email + MSN: amanda@et...
Images used in this presentation

•   http://flickr.com/photos/jaysk/345304789/ (silhouette thumbs up)


•   http://flickr.c...
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You Want to What Now? Getting Buy-In for Your 2.0 Projects

  1. 1. You Want to What Now? Getting Buy-In for Your 2.0 Projects Amanda Etches-Johnson
  2. 2. We’ve heard some great ideas...
  3. 3. “Be the change you wish to see in the world”
  4. 4. Right now is a good time to “be the change” • The Library 2.0 conversation is everywhere! • “radical trust”, “the transparent library” • The technologies are easy to implement & use chan ge agen t
  5. 5. ...but being the lone ranger change-agent is hard!
  6. 6. Strategies for getting buy-in
  7. 7. The technologies are easy, but... • don’t implement them because they’re easy! • What problem are you trying to solve? Match the tool to the problem.
  8. 8. Don’t be Technolust Guy (or girl) All the cool kids have one!
  9. 9. Staff involvement? Nimbleness? Here’s a tightrope, walk it!
  10. 10. You have to try it to like it.
  11. 11. Stingrays! You have to try it to like it.
  12. 12. Assemble an Emerging Tech Group
  13. 13. Some advice on setting up an Emerging Tech Group • Define your mission • Keep it small • Keep it positive • Include I.T. • Use the tools!
  14. 14. The Learning 2.0 Phenomenon • Helene Blowers @ PLCMC • “23 Things” • Participation, exploration, play!
  15. 15. http://plcmcl2-about.blogspot.com/
  16. 16. Learning 2.0 @ Mac • 82 enrolled, 68 completed • Explored the tools, completed the activities, played!
  17. 17. http://macetg.wordpress.com
  18. 18. Why Learning 2.0? • Staff involvement • 2.0 competencies • Raising champions! • Resistance is futile! (kidding! sort of...)
  19. 19. Decisions made, lessons learned • It takes a village... • Build in lots of time for exploration & catch-up • There’s no perfect time (in an academic library) • Don’t reinvent the wheel • Take different learning styles into account • Find a content balance • Incentives provide...incentive!
  20. 20. Questions?
  21. 21. Thanks! http://academiclibrary2point0.pbwiki.com http://blogwithoutalibrary.net email + MSN: amanda@etches-johnson.com AIM: torontolibrarian
  22. 22. Images used in this presentation • http://flickr.com/photos/jaysk/345304789/ (silhouette thumbs up) • http://flickr.com/photos/veo/466614821/ - (banging head against wall) • http://flickr.com/photos/fuelyouth/174167599/ (thumbs up) • http://flickr.com/photos/kurtisweltikol/376142814/ (easy button) • http://flickr.com/photos/chrisheuer/352270858/ - (iPhone technolust guy) • http://flickr.com/photos/schoppik/137915309/ - (walking the tightrope) • http://flickr.com/photos/docjelly/21547280/ - (Stingray City) • http://flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/1732302968/in/photostream/ (laptop circle) • http://flickr.com/photos/hblowers/257450776/in/set-72157594308356357/ - Learning 2.0 tattoo • http://flickr.com/photos/whartz/518661498/ (DDR girl) • http://flickr.com/photos/hblowers/257442500/in/set-72157594308356357/ (Learning 2.0 graffiti) • http://flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/ (question Mark cufflinks)

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