A most enjoyable case study of using Twitter in a larger class environment to foster conversation/discussion.
Note: This is the second column I co-wrote with Jan Klerk for Digitale Bibliotek last year. I realized it was one of the first times I’ve discussed the backchannel in my classes in print.
Michael Stephens and Jan Klerk did their open conversation this time on microblog platform Twitter. The topic was of course…
The Librarian in Black writes:
I’m pleased to announce that my first book, Technology Training in Libraries, is set to be released in March of this year!
This book has been a labor of love for the last year. In it, I walk you through setting up a technology training program in your library, [...]
Don’t miss this post by Aaron Schmidt:
On Wednesday afternoons during the Summer outside of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library in Washington DC you will find a table full of friendly librarians talking to the passersby. The librarians also bring out an assortment of library materials to illustrate what’s available in the [...]
Download the Virginia Beach Version of the Slides here.
The good folks at Virginia Beach Public Libraries asked me back this year to talk about building community with social tools. This was perfect timing because I had just read Peter Block’s Community: The Structure of Belonging and I’ve been working [...]
Don’t miss Nancy Dowd’s reporting of Guy Kawasaki’s “Using Twitter for Marketing:”
1. Forget the A List 2. Defocus- you never know who will carry the banner for you so be open to every possibility. 3. Get lots of followers. 3. Content 4. Monitor what people are saying about you. 5. Copy what people [...]
Twitter – Zero to Amazing in 30 Days by Chris Oien
A lot of people just do not get Twitter. For quite some time, I was one of them. I enjoyed the stories like the one about how a guy got arrested by the police in Egypt, Twittered the word “Arrested”, and got his friends [...]
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