On Tuesday, September 15, I will be the guest speaker for the Georgia Public Library Service All-Staff meeting. I am honored to have the opportunity to be part of the group and create some conversations about ways we can cherish the traditional elements of librarianship that work while looking to new and innovative ways we can reach our patrons and continue our professional growth. Here are my resources for the talk:
If you think you can’t use Web 2.0 to create an elementary library social media presence, think again! My friends Christina Bentheim and Andy Plemmons have been on fire this summer adding multiple social media tools to help communicate with their faculty, students, and parents.
I hope these examples will provide some inspiration and ideas for my elementary library friends! Don’t forget to check out the resource page I created for GLMA this summer on ways libraries of all grade levels are using Web 2.0 as part of their library programs.
Now you can access podcasts and resources from the Library of Congress at iTunes! Here is what Matt Raymond of the Library of Congress blog has to say about this exciting new Web 2.0 addition for LOC:
Blog. Twitter. YouTube. iTunes. Yeah, we speak Web 2.0.
You nation’s Library has millions of stories to tell, so we’re trying to tell them as many places and to as many people as possible–whether on our own website or elsewhere. And now you can add another biggie to the list: iTunes U.
For those who don’t know, iTunes U is an area of the iTunes Store offering free education audio and video content from many of the world’s top universities and other institutions. (The iTunes application is needed to access iTunes U, and is a free download from www.apple.com/itunes.)
The Library’s iTunes U page launched today with a great deal of content, with much more to come. (Link here, opens in iTunes.) A nice bonus, for those in the know, is that the content is downloadable and even includes materials such as PDFs.
I am about nine months late in trying this feature, but I am excited to finally test the waters with document uploads in SlideShare. Here is my first effort!
I will be introducing Slideshare this fall to the two classes who are part of my Media 21 Capstone project; I also hope to encourage other teachers to use this resource as part of our efforts to be more green, to conserve paper and ink in budget challenged times, and to create more of a spirit of sharing with Web 2.0 tools such as these for our students.