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School lib workshop info overload

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A presentation on Managing Professional Information Overload, given at the July 2011 NEKLS School Librarian Workshop.

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School lib workshop info overload

  1. 1. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 Tools for Managing Professional Information Overload Heather Braum Technology Librarian Northeast Kansas Library System hbraum@nekls.org
  2. 2. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 Source: “Outtake - Nooo! [Overwhelmed] by Flickr User andreas.thor under a CC License, http://j.mp/fWk7Gx
  3. 3. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 5 Tips
  4. 4. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 1. Information overload has always been present. It’s not new. Source: “Scrolls” by Flickr User Hc_07 under a CC License, http://j.mp/i31UZV
  5. 5. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 2. You’re never going to be able to keep up with everything. Source: http://bit.ly/i4pGx5, 2/23/11
  6. 6. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 3. “These things are TOOLS to serve you & help you. Don’t let them manage you. Manage them. Remember you are a human being not a human doing.” --Bobbi Newman, www.librarianbyday.net Source: “080116Meineke_021” by Flickr User Miz Ginger Snaps under a CC License, http:// j.mp/gB1VMJ
  7. 7. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 #4 Learn the art of skimming links and articles to “maybe” save for later. “trash and treasure” Source: “Accessory 1” by Flickr User Urban Woodswalker under a CC License, http://j.mp/ eXD4p9
  8. 8. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 27 instant messages 76 email listserv messages 4 text messages 14 social network messages 17 phone calls 825 RSS feed updates 98 work emails 30 pages from a book 52 personal emails 5 letters 127 social network 11 pieces junk mail status updates 1 periodical issue 1 hour of television 3 hours of radio #5 You’re not alone in this struggle.stats from “Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope with Source: “my scared cat” by Flickr User PaoloInformation Overload” Sarah Houghton-Jan, Ariadne, July 2008, Margari under a CC License, http://j.mp/http://j.mp/10Dc2 gcFR70
  9. 9. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 5 Resources
  10. 10. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 libraries education kidslit books #1: Alltop: www.alltop.com
  11. 11. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 #2: School Library Monthly Blog: blog.schoollibrarymedia.com/
  12. 12. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 #3: Tech and Learning: www.techlearning.com/
  13. 13. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 #4: Mashable & Lifehacker www.mashable.com & www.lifehacker.com
  14. 14. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 #5: Google...www.google.com I’m not kidding Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://j.mp/bFy036
  15. 15. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 5 Tools
  16. 16. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 Text #1. Instapaper: www.instapaper.com
  17. 17. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 #2: Evernote: www.evernote.com
  18. 18. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 #3: Diigo: www.diigo.com
  19. 19. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 #4. FeedMyInbox: www.feedmyinbox.com
  20. 20. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 #5. Dropbox: www.dropbox.com
  21. 21. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 Bonus: Twitter & Facebook www.twitter.com & www.facebook.com
  22. 22. Additional Tools NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 • Google Reader (reader.google.com) • Livebinders (www.livebinders.com) • PBWorks (pbworks.com) • iGoogle (google.com/ig) • Browser Add-ons
  23. 23. Further Resources NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 • “Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope with Information Overload” Sarah Houghton-Jan, Ariadne, July 2008, http://j.mp/10Dc2 • “Getting uncluttered with Evernote and Instapaper” from practically efficient blog, June 22, 2010, http://j.mp/c9SVt5 • [Video] Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure. September 2008, http://j.mp/5OCWlH • “Inbox Zero”, Merlin Mann. Articles: http://j.mp/ifI6Wd and Video: http:// j.mp/Ok4MC • “Building and maintaining an online professional learning community”, Jayme Linton, Learn NC, http://j.mp/g0LnZz • “Twitter: Keeping Up With It All”, Richard Byrne, Free Technology for Teachers, February 24, 2011, http://j.mp/hSf37L
  24. 24. NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 Source: “Question” by Flickr User Stefan Baudy under a CC License, http://j.mp/XRqF2
  25. 25. Contact me NEKLS SchoolLibrarian Workshop, July 2011 Presentation Information: http://goo.gl/e5UvI • Links: http://j.mp/fXUlAm • Contact information: • Email: hbraum@nekls.org • Twitter: @hbraum • http://about.me/hbraum

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