Don’t miss these two articles by Pierce County Library Trainer Steve Campion. Campion offers some excellent tips and insights for teaching the social Web and creating the social library: http://www.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=17951 We prepared for the changing nature of the topic by building change into our syllabus. We kept the teacher’s outline to two and a half pages and the students’ to a single sheet. We offered a two-page glossary of terms and left our website list online to be accessed and adjusted whenever the need arose. And, as many TTW readers will certainly understand, I heart this: Learn with your students. […]
Rochelle posts a job opening at her library: http://rochellejustrochelle.typepad.com/copilot/2007/08/job-posting-eme.html Emerging/New Technology Reference Librarian The La Crosse Public Library Information Services Team is looking for an energetic library professional who can apply updated practices and perspectives to a traditional reference setting. We seek a team member who will evaluate, teach, coordinate and implement new and emerging technologies, will coordinate the overhaul of our existing web site and who understands 2.0 as a service concept, not just a tech thing. Characteristics desired: evident sense of play and discovery, unflappability in the face of change and ambiguity, and an ability to appreciate existing […]
Troy Swanson, Teaching & Learning Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois writes to TTW: We have a new podcast in our library: http://www2.morainevalley.edu/default.asp?SiteId=10&PageId=1809 I decided to write up a blog post about the steps involved: http://www2.sls.lib.il.us/MVCC/blogdevelopment/archives/001650.html I thought that others may find this of interest. People new to the podcast thing may find this useful. I know that when we were in the process of creating our fist podcast, this sort of thing would have been nice. Great resource, Troy! Thanks.
So EASY! Originally uploaded by mstephens7 I’m writing a CIL article today for Tech Tips for Every librarian on using free social network sites to create communities. In 15 minutes sitting here at Panra Bread in Mishawaka, IN I made this: http://indianalibrarians.ning.com/ I just can’t believe how easy it is these days to create an online presence and community without breaking the BANK!
&tI’m honored to be presenting this fall/winter with these folks: Technology Tuesday Series Sept 4 – On-line Outreach: 2.0 Marketing Strategies for Libraries – Sarah Houghton-Jan Sept 18 – Setting up the New Stuff: Planning & Implementing Library 2.0 – David Lee King Oct 16 – Lego Your Library: Social Software and Web 2.0 Building Blocks – Geoffrey Harder and Kenton Good Oct 30 – Is My PC Infected? Practical Ways to Stomp Out and Prevent Malware & Spyware – Alex Merill Nov 13 – New Rules of Web Design – Jeff Wisniewski Nov 27 – Tagging, Folksonomies, and Libraries […]
Jessica writes to TTW: Hello, I’m a student at the Library School at UNC-Chapel Hill and a reader of Tame the Web. SNMNMNM, a indie-pop band based here in Chapel Hill, has a new album coming out, “Crawl Inside Your Head,” and the first single, “Addy Will Know,” is all about a librarian. The great thing is that it’s not about a librarian being a stereotype or even a love interest…it’s all about a librarian serving an information need. They are launching a “reference stumper” type contest to win a copy of the new CD, and are issuing a call […]
marilyn Originally uploaded by dblduchess Ellen Druda at Half Hollow Hills Community Library writes: We signed on with Recorded Books for their new MyLibraryDV service, and to promote it, we got some movie star standees and loaded them with bookmarks for patrons explaining how to download movies. The reaction has been great! Here we are: http://flickr.com/photos/halfhollowhills/sets/72157601806637231/