Daily Archives: March 18, 2010

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Social Media Best Practices for Libraries: A TTW Guest Post

This post was written by Kasia Grabowska for last semester’s LIS 768: Library 2.0 & Networking Technologies class. Kasia has allowed me to repost it here. After doing brand monitoring research for the past few weeks, looking closely at Skokie Public Library (and not so closely at several other libraries), I decided to put together a list of “do’s and don’ts” for librarians on successfully utilizing social media. This is what I learned from doing brand monitoring and what I personally would recommend to libraries that are getting started with social media. Tip #1: Learn how to monitor your brand Join the RIGHT […]

Online Education & Blogging

http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology_and_learning/online_education_and_blogging Joshua Kim writes: The best preparation I received for blogging was teaching online. One of the most important elements for running a successful online course involves presence. The instructor must be “present” in the course discussion boards and blogs. Teaching online gave me tons of practice in writing rapid, hopefully thought provoking, discussion and blog posts around the curriculum and the student’s work. Much has been written about how teaching online can improve on-ground teaching. I’d add comfort with blogging to the benefits online learning. Is the ability to quickly produce prose that (at least sometimes) may interest a […]