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.
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:
I am following the Tweets of great leaders in my field like Doug Johnson, Joyce Valenza, “Cool Cat” teacher Vicki Davis, and Will Richardson! Doug Johnson is now one of my “followers”! It is something akin to rubbing elbows with Hollywood stars at an Oscar party! :-)
Discovered and have been listening to some amazing educational podcasts at http://edtechtalk.com/live, an amazing resource! I haven’t had a chance yet to listen to a live broadcast although I hope to catch one today at 10:00 A.M.
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!