Library 2.0

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Introduction to Library 2.0 Project. Marcy Pride and Josh Ellsworth, Liberty University ILRC

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Library 2.0

  1. 1. LU ILRC Library 2.0 Summer 2007
  2. 2. What is it? <ul><li>&quot;Library 2.0 simply means making your library's space (virtual and physical) more interactive, collaborative, and driven by community needs.&quot; Sarah Houghton-Jan </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Library 2.0 is, perhaps above all else, the idea of constant change. Not only constant library change, but the recognition that our communities are constantly changing and that our services to them must change proportionately.&quot; Michael Casey </li></ul><ul><li>“ Library 2.0 can be a scary term for librarians who aren't really into technology, but in fact, it's not primarily about machines and software: it's about using the best tools and ideas to provide the best possible service to our users.” Marylaine Block </li></ul>
  3. 3. How do I find out more? <ul><li>http://carlweb20.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>(CARL Web Learning 2.0) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning 2.0, Web 2.0- VERY HELPFUL; Lists 24 exercises to help us to become familiar with these programs; also includes slide show of the benefits/explanations </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why should we care? <ul><li>ILRC faculty, staff and students can develop skills in using what students are already using </li></ul><ul><li>Increase ILRC faculty and staffs exposure to web 2.0 technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out to generation M students and others </li></ul><ul><li>Increase ability to use best practices in Library service </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why ? When? <ul><li>Professional and staff development </li></ul><ul><li>Peer re-enforcement and peer pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Community Building </li></ul><ul><li>June 15-July 31 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Potential Participants <ul><li>All current ILRC faculty, staff and students </li></ul><ul><li>LU Faculty and staff who love libraries </li></ul>
  7. 7. Outcomes Desired <ul><li>ILRC Staff will be more conversant in Web, Learning and Library 2.0 “lingo” and practice </li></ul><ul><li>ILRC will “discover “ ways to enhance both service and operations </li></ul><ul><li>ILRC will experience a community building activity with positive impact on service levels </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our Blog and Librarything <ul><li>The draft of the Project Blog (7 things in 07): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://7thingsfor07.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Thing from ILRC Summer READS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.librarything.com/catalog/Liberty_ILRC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Project Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amanda Matheson, James Meador </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Josh Ellsworth, Carl Merat, Jeff Dull </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mike Gibbs, Marcy Pride, Dave Barnett </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7 Things in 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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