Wikis at Workshops

Here’s a nice article by Brian Kelly, who I will be presenting with (along with Aaron) at Internet Librarian International in London in October. Take a look. Here’s Brian’s line up at ILI2005 as well.

I’m fascinated by the use of wikis to document/report/collaborate on projects. Last June at UNT, we started a wiki for our two cohorts writing group papers and the amount of work that was done within the pages was incredible. At SJCPL, we are beginning to experiment with staff authored wiki pages as part of our presence.

Take away: you might want to put wikis up a little higher on your roster of new collaboration tools to experiment with if you haven’t already. Think collaborative web spaces for staff projects, policy manuals, proposals, administrative notes, and more. It might be a titch overwhelming at first, but it’s really easy once you get it.

Take away (2): are you on the team planning a library meeting for your state, local or division group. Throw a wiki into the discussion for use at the meeting. Let’s get our feet wet!