I am delighted to be presenting a 90 minute workshop, “Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library”, this Tuesday, September 20, at 4PM EST for ALA TechSource. If you are interested in registering for the webinar, please visit the ALA Store page for more information. Here is an overview of the webinar:
The subject guide has been a valuable tool for school and academic librarians for decades, first as a print resource and more recently as web pages and web-based documents. In this ALA TechSource Workshop, Buffy Hamilton of The Unquiet Library will show how to revitalize the subject guide as a dynamic, customizable, social resource by integrating it into the web.
- Understanding the concept of social scholarship and the implications for networked learning
- How to use free resources such as widgets, RSS feeds, mashups, cloud computing, videos, and social bookmarking to create streams of quality information
- How to use non-traditional social media sources of information such as blogs, Twitter streams, podcasts, and YouTube in your subject guides
- Free and subscription-based tools you can use to host these information portals/research guides