Using Social Media to Connect

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Using Social Media to Connect

  1. 1. ’USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS:<br />...a discussion with student librarians’<br />And top ten (10) trends in social media ...<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Student (SLAIS) <br />March 16th, 2011<br />
  2. 2. AGENDA<br /><ul><li>What is social media?
  3. 3. Top trend(s) from your view
  4. 4. Brainstorm exercise
  5. 5. Social media tools, trends, people
  6. 6. Top Ten (10) trends in social media
  7. 7. Facebook, Twitter, Quora, Foursquare, QR Codes
  8. 8. Social media in academia
  9. 9. LIBR 559M, online course
  10. 10. Scholarly communication
  11. 11. The future
  12. 12. Should librarians use social media?</li></li></ul><li>WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA?<br />“…social media is an umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction and the construction of words, pictures, videos, and audio.”<br /> Wikipedia – http://www.wikipedia.org<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  13. 13. TOP TRENDS IN SOCIAL MEDIA<br />I. THINK<br />Most important social media trends in the last year?<br />Write down some ideas (2-3 mins.)<br />II. PAIR<br />Discuss your trend (5-7 mins.)<br />Share with your neighbour <br />III. SHARE<br />Share your ideas with Dean & your classmates<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  14. 14. TREND #10<br />FACEBOOK USED AS A ’GLOBAL-SOCIAL’ PLATFORM<br />500 million users & ~20 million in Canada<br />Sorry Dave…<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  15. 15. TREND #9 <br />TWITTER AS GLOBAL COMMUNICATION TOOL<br />70,000,000 tweets per day, mostly on mobile devices<br />http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  16. 16. TOP TREND #8<br />WIKIPEDIA AS GLOBAL INFO SOURCE<br />17,000,000 articles+<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  17. 17. TREND #7<br />LOCATIVE / GEO-TAGGABLE / SOCIAL MEDIA QR CODES<br />http://www.socialqrcode.com/<br />…using geographical metadata & barcodes to access information<br />And link users to the “Internet of Things”<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  18. 18. TREND #6<br />GROUP BUYING<br /> …. "collective buying power"<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  19. 19. TREND #5 <br />QUESTION & ANSWER SERVICES<br />…each page becomes the best possible resource for the person <br />who wants the answer to that question …<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  20. 20. TREND #4<br />SMART DEVICES & MOBILITY<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  21. 21. TREND #3 <br />INFORMATION PROFESSION(s)<br /><ul><li>Emerging Technologies Librarian positions
  22. 22. Social media requirements for new jobs
  23. 23. Social media policies in libraries
  24. 24. Strategic planning
  25. 25. Cloud computing services</li></ul>http://andyburkhardt.com/<br /><ul><li>Andy teaches the use of emerging technologies
  26. 26. Increases visibility & ‘social capital’ of library </li></ul>Should librarians & archivists be ‘2.0’?<br />Why? Or, why not?<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  27. 27. TREND #2<br />IDENTITY MANAGEMENT<br /><ul><li>Why do you use social media?
  28. 28. Changes in use of libraries
  29. 29. Library collections
  30. 30. Changes in access
  31. 31. What social media do I use? See Dean Giustini, BMB Librarian</li></ul>CARL / ABRC Academic Librarians’ Competencies<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  32. 32. TREND #1 <br />IMPACT IN ACADEMIA<br /><ul><li>Online course LIBR 559M (in Summer 2011)
  33. 33. Affordance
  34. 34. Participation
  35. 35. Collaboration
  36. 36. Creation
  37. 37. Aggregation
  38. 38. Immersion
  39. 39. Is social media changing scholarly communication practices?</li></ul>Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  40. 40. TOP TOOLS IN SOCIAL LEARNING <br />Twitter – micro-updates<br />YouTube – video hosting & sharing <br />GoogleDocs - online collaboration <br />Delicious – social bookmarking <br />Slideshare – presentation hosting <br />Google Reader – RSS feed reader <br />Wordpress – blogging platform<br />Skype – instant messaging & VoIP calling<br />Moodle – course management system <br />Facebook – social networking<br />Jane Hart @ C4LPT<br />http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/<br />Articles and Presentations by Jane Hart<br />Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />
  41. 41. THE FUTURE<br /><ul><li>Should our field be concerned about lack of visibility?
  42. 42. Is it important for librarians to use social media?
  43. 43. Closing remarks</li></ul>Dean Giustini / UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian<br />UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Students, March 16th, 2011<br />

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