Daily Archives: May 17, 2009

4 posts

Ten Ways to Encourage the Tribe*

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 on an article and interview about/with Seth Godin for Digital Bibliotek magazine. His book Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us has figured prominently into my thinking and teaching so far this year. I always appreciate this type of synchronicity. Jenny Levine introduced me to Peter Block’s book – a fascinating […]

Curtis Roger’s Web 2.0 Survey

http://curtisrogers.blogspot.com/2009/05/web-20-survey-please-respond.html Many academic and public libraries in the United States have been embracing the use of Web 2.0 and Social Networking tools to enhance services to library patrons as well as promote/market library events to new audiences.  Libraries have been implementing a wide variety of these tools but many are concentrating their efforts on the use of blogs, open source content management systems such as Joomla and Drupal, social networks such as MySpace and Facebook, and many are also using Instant Messaging chat services such as Meebo to answer reference questions.  According to Wikipedia, “Social media are primarily Internet-based tools […]

CityLibrariesLearning discover*play*connect Launched

http://citylibrarieslearning.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/discover-learning-20/ My co-investigator Warren Cheetham has launched his library’s Learning 2.0 program after we ran a pre-course survey of the staff. From his intro post: Welcome everyone! I hope you are as excited as I am to begin this learning journey together. We have a lot of fun things ahead of us, and I am really looking forward to learning about some new Web 2.0 tools with you. About CityLibrariesLearning – discover*play*connect For an overview of our program, please visit the “About” page on this blog. If you have any questions at all, you can leave a comment on the […]