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Updates to My Inauguration 2009 Pageflakes Pagecast!

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I have updated The Unquiet Library’s Pageflakes Pagecast to include the official Inauguration 2009 Committee’s YouTube channel, Flickr photos, and Twitter tweets as well as an embedded link to the live streaming of the inauguration ceremonies via UStream!  Be sure to surf over to the pagecast for the latest and best news on Inauguration 2009!

Must See Webcasts: Smithsonian Future of Libraries Series

Thanks to the Smithsonian Libraries Facebook fan page, I have found three great lectures I plan to watch during my holiday vacation!

I feel these webinars are of interest to all librarians whatever your area of specialty may be as these webinars address how Web 2.0 tools, the Internet, and social networking are impacting the access and sharing of information and knowledge.  Get a cup of hot chocolate, your laptop, and tune in!

This lectures are  part of the series on the future of libraries, museums and archives given in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.  They are sponsored by Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and Smithsonian Institution Archives.

It’s “Tweet”!: Twitter, A Seriously Fun Social Networking Tool

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Last summer, I registered for a Twitter account, but drifted away it from it quickly as I thought it was more of a “fun” social networking tool that did not have any real meaningful application.

Was I WRONG!

I reconnected with Twitter last week thanks to my friend Stephen Rahn at the Kennesaw State Ed Tech Center.  In the last week, here is what I have found and/or accomplished thanks to my connections on Twitter:

As you can see, Twitter can be a great resource for networking with other people and sharing resources in real time.   You can Twitter me at http://twitter.com/buffyjhamilton!  Come join in this fun way of learning and networking with others!

In addition, here are some ideas for using Twitter in your library:  http://del.icio.us/theunquietlibrary/twitterlibraryapplications