Thanks to Brenda Chawner, School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand for having me back on Thursday to present to folks at the library at VUW. It amazes me how easy it is with a mic, headphones and some software to reach across the (flattening) globe and across the date line to discuss social technologies with librarians! We tested the connection from my office at Dominican today and it worked great! Update: Oops! Just got word from Brenda we are rescheduling to February. Oh well. The world may be a bit more flat by then anyway!
David King & Michael Porter Originally uploaded by davidking. These two fine fellows just announced they will be writing the Internet Spotlight column in 2007! Well done! I look forward to their articles. If they are anything like the incredible essays and insights at LibraryMan and David Lee King – watch out! Congrats Gents! http://www.davidleeking.com/2006/12/05/david-king-and-michael-porter-make-an-announcement/ http://www.libraryman.com/blog/2006/12/05/public-libraries-magazine-david-lee-king-libraryman-internety/
Via the Social Customer Manifesto comes this post announcing the release of a report: “Social Networking For Businesses And Associations” “The connections enabled by social networks are the glue that put the humanity back into business to solve the trust problem. In other words, the organizations that will win are the ones that most easily enable individuals to build relationships and communities with people they trust.” Libraries can win at this game too! Read the report (and balance ouit the fact they are also advertising their social networking project) and check out the “Ten Ways Businesses, Assosciations and Organizations Can […]
Photo_12.jpg Originally uploaded by willrich. This morning, I’m checking my Flickr feeds and I see a familiar locale in one of my favorite edublogger’s streams. A photo from Will Richardson is snapped in my classroom at Grayslake! How cool! I would have never know he had been presenting in the same classroom.
http://youthtech.wordpress.com/2006/12/05/news-stuff/ News: As of January 2, 2007, I will be serving in a new capacity as the Emerging Technology Manager here at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Nice work PLCMC! The groundbreaking, open and “easy to steal” Learning 2.0 and now this position. Tell us more about it, Matt!
Karen Schneider weighs in at TechSource on the recent happy news! This is what I’m talking about when I tell groups I speak with to “Never stop learning” and “Never stop dreaming.” http://www.techsource.ala.org/blog/2006/12/unsucking-the-opac-one-mans-noble-efforts.html Like the Endeca tea cozy—I mean, interface—for the NCSU catalog, the WPOPAC not only presents one type of solution for the “missing module” problem, but also emphasizes that the solutions for our problems can come from creative thinking inside the profession and reaching out to work done elsewhere. It’s the dawn of our self-actualization, LibraryLand!
There’s coverage of the SLJ Summit in this month’s School Library Journal: Building trust means dispelling other educators’ fears over their students’ use of Web 2.0—the second generation of Internet-based services, such as social networking sites and wikis, which emphasize collaboration and sharing among users. The learning potential of these technologies should outweigh any fears of abuse, the attendees seemed to be saying. Building trust also involves educating stakeholders and the learning community about the learning opportunities that new technologies offer. Finally, “trust” implies trusting students to use social networking sites like MySpace and Friendster appropriately—while still expecting adult oversight. […]