Category: Library 2.0

CIL2007 – Guiding Libraries & Info Pros through change – David Lee King

David polled the attendees on their experience of change. We are all inspired to go back and make change, but will run into “brick walls” once we get back to work. Essence of the quotes he used was that the only certain thing about the future is change! Best staff are self-motivated, the key is …

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CIL 2007 – Whats hot with RSS – Steven M. Cohen

RSS is still a very hot topic as most things we see on the Net has an RSS component. (presentation at stevenmcohen.pbwiki.com/CIL2007/) Steven M. Cohen loves Google Reader as his feed reader. Took us on a touring demo, very intuitive and easy to use. Windows Vista comes with a feed icon on the desktop. It …

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CIL 2007 – Dynamic Instructional Content: Library 2.0 on a budget – Chad Boeninger

Chad’s voice is Library Voice, check it out. What this presentation is about is wikis, blogs, podcasts, screencasts, surveys, polls, and other tools. Learning occurs everywhere, not just in the classroom. Librarians teach one shot instruction sessions, often attempting to squeeze too many learning objectives into the one session. Pre-class preparation – alternatives to handouts …

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CIL 2007 – From Core Competencies to Learning 2.0 – Helene Blowers

Am going to be visiting Charlotte in the last 2 days of this week, so introduced myself to Helen before the session – also managed to grab a quick chat with Meredith Farkas, Nicole Engard and Aaron Schmid – very exciting! All feeling the technology surge, which is getting better. Like a wave, trying to …

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CIL 2007 – Gadgets, gadgets, gadgets with Barbara Fullerton, Sabrina Pacifici and Aaron Schmidt

Last session for the day and what a day it has been! Fast session, a minute per gadget. All prices are US $. The word for today’s gadgets is simplify – although not really. Treos – 6 models introduced in the last year. Depends on service – different colours and OS , need 755p is …

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CIL 2007 – Gaming & Libraries: Engaging Strategies – Jenny Levine

http://theshiftedlibrarian.pbwiki.com. Gamers – not just teenage boys in the basement. 90 million gamers up to age 35. Boomers = 77 million, 70% once in while, 65% regularly. Average age = 33 years. Largest percentage is middle aged women. Wii opening up video games to a new generation. Kids with disabilities, elderly are bowling and playing …

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CIL2007 – Building Collaboration, Communication & Community Online – Meredith Farkas

Social software to Meredith must meet 2 of the following definitions: communicate, collaborate and build community online syndicated, reused, remixed Characteristics Easy content creation and sharing – democraticised creation, anyone can create and edit – eg. CIL 2007 Wiki Online collaboration – regardless of geographic location, collaborating in a single shared space eg. Google Docs …

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CIL 2007 – Library 2.0 Builidng Communites, Connections & Strategies – Ken Roberts CEO Hamilton Public Library

Hamilton Library has many community partners. Won a Sirsi-Dynix award for their community development. A portal was created to represent all the organisations and agencies in the city of Hamilton. The same tabs on the library web page are the same on the Council webpage and other community institutions in the portal, as a result …

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Passion and work

I haven’t blogged lately due to the preparations for my study tour, which I begin on Monday. Its going to be a full on trip away, but I leave behind my husband and two young children so there’s been a lot to organise here too. I have wondered quite a bit about how I can …

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Interesting reading

I have been so busy with changes at work and with my study tour coming up in 2 weeks, that I haven’t had time to blog. As per usual, everything that I want to write about comes up at the same time, so I’ll start with a “you should read this” post. Helene Blowers at …

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