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The Virtual Third Space and Libraries June 30, 2008 Angela Sigg Content Developer, Denver Public Library denverlibrary.org...
denverlibrary.org Do you remember what life was like before the Internet?
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denverlibrary.org Teens are digital natives, they have never known life without Google.
denverlibrary.org 93% of teens use the Internet . Source: Pew Internet
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Appeal to teens. denverlibrary.org
A voice. denverlibrary.org
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What is unappealing to teens? denverlibrary.org
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Reach teens where they hang out: online. denverlibrary.org
denverlibrary.org <ul><li>55% of teens have created a profile on a social networking site.    Source: Pew </li></ul><ul><l...
Why? denverlibrary.org
“ If you’re not on MySpace, you don’t exist.” denverlibrary.org Source: Kathy Sierra,  Creating Passionate Users
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Libraries and Social Networking? denverlibrary.org
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Why should you use it? denverlibrary.org
Why should you use it? <ul><li>It’s free. </li></ul>denverlibrary.org
Why should you use it? <ul><li>It’s easy. </li></ul>denverlibrary.org
Why should you use it? <ul><li>You will get noticed. </li></ul>denverlibrary.org
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denverlibrary.org “ This is a generation that sees online not as a separate place you go, but as just this sort of continu...
Thank you! denverlibrary.org The Denver Public Library Online Angela Sigg Denver Public Library [email_address] teens.denv...
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The Virtual Third Space and Libraries

  1. 1. The Virtual Third Space and Libraries June 30, 2008 Angela Sigg Content Developer, Denver Public Library denverlibrary.org The Denver Public Library Online Denver Public Library Teens Online
  2. 2. denverlibrary.org Do you remember what life was like before the Internet?
  3. 3. They don’t. denverlibrary.org
  4. 4. denverlibrary.org Teens are digital natives, they have never known life without Google.
  5. 5. denverlibrary.org 93% of teens use the Internet . Source: Pew Internet
  6. 6. denverlibrary.org
  7. 7. Build a Team denverlibrary.org
  8. 8. denverlibrary.org Get staff input
  9. 9. Brainstorm denverlibrary.org
  10. 10. Find Inspiration denverlibrary.org
  11. 11. What is your vision? denverlibrary.org
  12. 12. Promote, Provide, Develop, Stimulate... denverlibrary.org
  13. 13. Promote denverlibrary.org
  14. 14. Provide denverlibrary.org
  15. 15. Develop denverlibrary.org
  16. 16. Stimulate denverlibrary.org
  17. 17. Stimulate denverlibrary.org
  18. 18. Stimulate denverlibrary.org
  19. 19. Respect denverlibrary.org
  20. 20. Respect <ul><li>Don’t talk down to teens. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t try to talk like them either. </li></ul>denverlibrary.org
  21. 21. Inform and Inspire denverlibrary.org
  22. 22. Appeal to teens. denverlibrary.org
  23. 23. A voice. denverlibrary.org
  24. 24. denverlibrary.org
  25. 25. denverlibrary.org
  26. 26. denverlibrary.org
  27. 27. denverlibrary.org
  28. 28. What is unappealing to teens? denverlibrary.org
  29. 29. denverlibrary.org
  30. 30. denverlibrary.org
  31. 31. denverlibrary.org
  32. 32. Take your time and ask for feedback denverlibrary.org
  33. 33. Keep it fresh denverlibrary.org
  34. 34. denverlibrary.org
  35. 35. denverlibrary.org
  36. 36. Will the work pay off? denverlibrary.org
  37. 37. Yes denverlibrary.org
  38. 38. denverlibrary.org =
  39. 39. Reach teens where they hang out: online. denverlibrary.org
  40. 40. denverlibrary.org <ul><li>55% of teens have created a profile on a social networking site. Source: Pew </li></ul><ul><li>95% have belonged to a social networking site at some point and currently belongs to two. Source: OTX </li></ul><ul><li>May 2008: MySpace had 73.7 million hits, Facebook had 35.6 million. Source: comScore </li></ul>
  41. 41. Why? denverlibrary.org
  42. 42. “ If you’re not on MySpace, you don’t exist.” denverlibrary.org Source: Kathy Sierra, Creating Passionate Users
  43. 43. denverlibrary.org
  44. 44. denverlibrary.org
  45. 45. How do you know which social networking site to use? denverlibrary.org
  46. 46. Ask denverlibrary.org
  47. 47. denverlibrary.org
  48. 48. denverlibrary.org wordle.net
  49. 49. Libraries and Social Networking? denverlibrary.org
  50. 50. denverlibrary.org
  51. 51. Why should you use it? denverlibrary.org
  52. 52. Why should you use it? <ul><li>It’s free. </li></ul>denverlibrary.org
  53. 53. Why should you use it? <ul><li>It’s easy. </li></ul>denverlibrary.org
  54. 54. Why should you use it? <ul><li>You will get noticed. </li></ul>denverlibrary.org
  55. 55. Jump in denverlibrary.org
  56. 56. denverlibrary.org “ This is a generation that sees online not as a separate place you go, but as just this sort of continuation of their existence.” Danah Boyd, Growing Up Online, Frontline
  57. 57. Thank you! denverlibrary.org The Denver Public Library Online Angela Sigg Denver Public Library [email_address] teens.denverlibrary.org myspace.com/denver_evolver

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