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Web 2.0 And You!

  1. 1. Web 2.0 and You! LeAnn Suchy Reference & Information Literacy Librarian College of St. Benedict / St. John’s University [email_address]
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 - more than just going to get information, but helping create it </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based virtual communities </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with virtual friends </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing and sharing ideas, items </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based interactive tools </li></ul><ul><li>Overall, the keyword is SOCIAL </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Social Networks <ul><li>Social Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Social Gaming (will mention some things about this if there is time) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Social Communities <ul><li>Socializing is the key </li></ul>
  5. 6. Good Uses of Social Communities <ul><li>Possible connection with patrons outside the library </li></ul><ul><li>Connection with other librarians and professionals across the country </li></ul><ul><li>Personal connections </li></ul>
  6. 7. Libraries & Social Communities <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My profile , other librarian profiles , Books I Read app , Librarian app , UIUC search app , CSB/SJU Library Group page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MySpace – St. Paul Public </li></ul><ul><li>Linked In </li></ul><ul><li>Ning – Roselle Public Library </li></ul>
  7. 8. Social Communities & You <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>more social, but still full of librarians discussing professional issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linked In </li></ul><ul><ul><li>geared towards business professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>make your own social network </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Social Sharing <ul><li>Sharing something of importance to you </li></ul>
  9. 10. Good Uses of Social Sharing <ul><li>Share things you like and know </li></ul><ul><li>Find things </li></ul><ul><li>Create sharing spaces, ideal for book clubs and other library groups </li></ul>
  10. 11. Libraries & Social Sharing <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal pages , CSB/SJU Library , archival photos , READ posters , Banned Books Week , staff activities , fd’s Flickr Toys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A day in the life , Eden Prairie contest winner , I Have a Dream , You Choose ‘08 , National Geographic Channel </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Libraries & Social Sharing <ul><li>Geni </li></ul><ul><li>What Should I Read Next </li></ul><ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul><ul><li>Shelfari </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs & Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSB/SJU Library Blog , library book club blog , library book lover wiki , first year library experience wiki </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Social Sharing & You <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sharing photos, find photos, upload photos taken by patrons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>share videos, find videos, let patrons make videos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs & Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>start a library blog, a book club blog, or read library blogs to stay on top of trends with libraries and Web 2.0 tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use a wiki to describe library functions, and allow patrons to edit it </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Save and share bookmarks on the web for access anywhere, and to easily find more </li></ul>
  14. 15. Good Uses of Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Store your bookmarks on the web for use anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Find other great sites by looking at what other users have bookmarked </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re doing research and finding a lot of great things on the web, this is the best social networking tool for you </li></ul>
  15. 16. Libraries & Social Bookmarking <ul><li>delicious </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal accounts , librarian using delicious to connect with students , De Pauw Reference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Furl </li></ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul>
  16. 17. Social Bookmarking &You <ul><li>del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Store your bookmarks, see what others have stored </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Furl </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the same thing, but stores more info about your use of the website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storing and sharing news stories, and the more people that “digg” the story, the more press it gets </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Legal Issues w/ Social Networks <ul><li>There are many different bills being introduced to limit social networking, but the biggest is DOPA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DOPA would prohibit certain funding to libraries if those libraries didn’t provide technology to protect minors against items “harmful to minors” including protecting them against “access…without parental authorization to a commercial social networking website or chat room.” </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Legal Issues w/ Social Communities <ul><li>ALA reaction against DOPA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Assoc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DOPA terminology too broad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is value in interactive web technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education, not blocking access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local decision making, not federal, is the key </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Would restrict technology needed by other members of the community </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Legal Issues w/ Social Communities <ul><li>As for online predators, article in Feb 2008 issue of Pediatrics, that asked 1588 students age 10-15, found: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online sexual solicitation happens is in chat rooms and on IM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>79% of predators are open about age and wants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Of those students who were solicited, 4% occurred in social networking spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assumptions about online interpersonal victimization in social networking sites do not seem consistent with data </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Pros about Social Networking <ul><li>Many people use them, opportunities for networking </li></ul><ul><li>Many things can be found there, both professional and personally </li></ul><ul><li>New way to show materials to classes and patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps you on the cutting edge of new technology </li></ul>
  21. 22. Cons about Social Networking <ul><li>Will these sites remain? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they make us look unprofessional? </li></ul><ul><li>How much should I share and what is too much? </li></ul><ul><li>How many sites outside the library are we sending people to get information about us and is it too much? </li></ul><ul><li>Other thoughts? </li></ul>
  22. 23. Questions / Comments <ul><li>LeAnn Suchy </li></ul><ul><li>Reference & Information Literacy Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Find me on: </li></ul>