Information Overload

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My session for the Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Forum 2012.

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  • Information comes from many sources and it is our task to sort through all of it, find the good stuff, and get it to the public.
  • Mitchell Kapor – pioneer of the personal computing industry. He has been at the forefront of information technology for more than 30 years.Founder of: Lotus Development Corporation and designer of Lotus 1-2-3, Electronic Frontier Foundation (co-founder), Real Networks (founding investor), Mozilla Foundation (founding chair)
  • Information Overload

    1. 1. Information Age
    2. 2. Information Age
    3. 3. Where to Find Information Online Listservs  ALA Mailing List Service http://lists.ala.org/sympa  PubLib http://www.webjunction.org/content/webjunction /documents/wj/PubLib_Overview.html  PubYac http://www.pubyac.org/
    4. 4. Where to Find Information Online Newsletters  Shelf Awareness http://www.shelf-awareness.com/  American Libraries Direct http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/aldirect Blogs  YALSA Blog http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/  The Digital Shift http://www.thedigitalshift.com/
    5. 5. Where to Find Information Online Podcasts  YALSA Podcast http://yalsa.libsyn.com/  Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CBBC) http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/podcasts/def ault.asp  This Week in Tech http://twit.tv/twit  ANNCast http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/
    6. 6. Tools for WorkEmailRSS Reader - Google Readerhttp://reader.google.comGoogle ChromePodcastsNetGalleyhttp://www.netgalley.com/
    7. 7. Tools for SharingBlogs/LibGuides - http://libguides.com/Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Twitter - http://www.twittter.com/Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/GoodReads - http://www.goodreads.com/Figment - http://figment.com/
    8. 8. Don’t Get Overloaded!!
    9. 9. Questions?Thanks for listening andif you would like to see these slides later, you can find them on SlideShare. Scan the code or head on over towww.slideshare.net/mlc hrzanowski/

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