Virtual Libraries: Creating Your Library 2.0 Presence for Library Instruction and Program Promotion
Buffy Hamilton, School Library Media Specialist
Creekview High School




Library 2.0 Smackdown: Featured Tools




FriendFeed



AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners Supported by Lifestreaming/FriendFeed

  • 2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.
  • 3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.
  • 3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view,
use, and assess.
  • 4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information.

Examples of Libraries Using FriendFeed



SlideShare


Slideshare: The Unquiet Library



Uses/Applications of SlideShare

Use SlideShare to create instructional screencasts, video (vodcasts) screencasts of student work, share instructional or informational presentations, and for sharing documents. You can even insert YouTube videos into SlideShare presentations! SlideShare can be a great tool for students as well----save ink and paper and encourage sharing/collaboration by having students post their work via SlideShare rather than printing hard copies for classmates. SlideShare presentations can be easily embedded into blogs and wikis as well as traditional web pages.

AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners Supported by SlideShare

  • 2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.
  • 3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.
  • 3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view,
use, and assess.



Reinventing Traditional Web 2.0 Tools: Social Media as Authoritative Information in Research Pathfinders


Social media can be used to create a virtual library presence, but we can also tap into the power of social media as social scholarship. By utilizing RSS feeds, podcasts, blogs, Twitter, YouTube and other news media videos, and Google Maps mashups, we can provide our students access to alternative forms of quality information while engaging in dialogue about how we evaluate information. By including both traditional as well as emerging sources of authoritative information, we can create research pathfinders/subject guides that are full of rich content.

AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners Supported by Social Media Information Sources

  • 1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.
  • 1.1.7 Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting
information, and point of view or bias.
  • 1.2.4 Maintain a critical stance by questioning the validity and accuracy of all information.
  • 4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information

Readings/Examples













An Overview of Library 2.0 Possibilities: Tools and Applications from Joyce Valenza





Social Bookmarking: Delicious



How I Use This Tool in My Own Practice


Two years ago, I created a delicious account for my library to tap into the power of social bookmarking. I use this tool to organize and catalog (through tags) favorite resources for specific collaborative research projects. In addition, I create "link rolls"widgets for a specific tag that I can embed in my wiki or LibGuides platform to direct students to a specific set of bookmarked resources. You can use delicious to bookmark favorite websites, specific database articles, specific database searches, podcasts, YouTube videos, and more!

Students can create their own accounts and join our network to keep up with the latest bookmarks; in addition, I add other school libraries to my delicious network to see resources others are utilizing.

Next year I will be adding another social bookmarking tool, Diigo, as part of my Media 21 project. I will be creating a group account for specific classes that will allow students to add resources and encourage collaboration.

AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners Supported by Social Bookmarking

  • 2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.
  • 3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.
  • 3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view,
use, and assess.
  • 4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information.

Examples of Social Bookmarking in Libraries





Wikis


How I Use This Tool in My Own Practice


I use my library wiki in a variety of ways:
  • To provide students a "website" with an easy to remember URL
  • To organize our database menu
  • To organize and stream information through research pathfinders by subject area
  • To provide multiple entry points to our social media presence
  • To embed content of interest to our students

In the upcoming 2009-10 year, I will be creating a wiki as part of my Media 21 project that students will access and edit for posting resources, their original work, and a place for discussion as we study social networking and issues related to Africa.

Examples of Wikis in Libraries





Twitter



How I Use This Tool in My Own Practice


I use Twitter to broadcast announcements, to automatically share blog posts from The Unquiet Library blog, and to share links/resources of interests with our followers.

Examples of Libraries/Library Organizations Using Twitter





Library Blogs



How I Use This Tool in My Own Practice

Library blogs can be used in many ways: for sharing resources, for sharing student work, for encouraging discussion, for embedding content and providing entry points to library resources, and for providing your readers an easy way to keep up with the latest library news via email or RSS feed.

Examples of Libraries/Library Organizations Using Blogs





Slideshows and Photo Hosting










Google Tools






Widgets














Information Portals: Netvibes and Pageflakes


Netvibes Examples and Articles



Pageflakes




Polling and Survey Tools




Social Networks for Libraries: Facebook



Buffy's notes:

Web 2.0 Tools Smackdown: Virtual Libraries - Presentation Transcript

  1. web 2.0 tools for virtual libraries designed by Buffy Hamilton professional wiki: http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com presentation resources:
  2. web 2.0 tools for virtual libraries social media as friendfeed slideshare authoritative information
  3. lifestreaming with friendfeed
  4. pool together your library 2.0 information streams with friendfeed
  5. what is friendfeed? • a free service that allows you to create a customized feed of your social media streams • suggestions for libraries: your library blog, library Twitter account, Google Reader shared items, SlideShare account, delicious bookmarks, RSS feed for your Google Library account, library Flickr account, LibraryThing account • real time updates for your social media accounts
  6. ways to subscribe to a friendfeed stream • create your own personal friendfeed account and subscribe to friendfeed accounts (libraries and fellow educators) as part of your personal learning network • subscribe to a friendfeed stream via RSS • view a friendfreed stream via facebook
  7. embed a friendfeed widget: in your wiki
  8. embed a friendfeed widget: in netvibes and your library’s google profile
  9. embed a friendfeed widget: in your blog and libguides or web page
  10. aasl standards supported by friendfeed • 2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful. • 3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners. • 3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess. • 4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information.
  11. slideshare
  12. slideshare: what you can do • Embed slideshows into your own blog or website. • Share slideshows publicly or privately. There are several ways to share privately. • Synch audio to your slides. • Add YouTube videos to a slideshow presentation. from http://www.slideshare.net/about
  13. slideshare: what you can do • Market your own event on Slideshare. • Join groups to connect with SlideShare. • Users do not need PowerPoint or Word to view the slideshow. from http://www.slideshare.net/about
  14. aasl standards supported by slideshare • 2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful. • 3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners. • 3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.
  15. social media in research pathfinders
  16. social media in research pathfinders • While we often think of ways to use social media to create virtual libraries, we need to consider how to integrate different social media as authoritative information sources into our research pathfinders. • As we forge this brave new world of social scholarship, students and teachers will look to us for guidance in selecting and evaluating social media as valid sources of information.
  17. podcasts
  18. podcasts • Rick Stevens’ Audio France podcasts for a research pathfinder on places to see in Paris. • Nature Podcasts: a treasure trove for all things science • Science Friday, NPR: they also offer a Twitter account and Facebook page; a Second Life presence is also available. • Scientific American offers podcasts on a wide range of topics related to psychology and the sciences. I have used these in Pageflakes pathfinders! • PBS and American Experience offer podcasts on a diverse range of topics including history, biography, and literature; I have used podcasts on the Berlin Airflift and the Space Race with U.S. History classes.
  19. podcasts • Podcasts from CNN • NPR offers a variety of podcasts; this podcast on issues female veterans face upon their return hom was a valuable resource for students researching veterans’ issues. • Podcasts from CNN and iTunes U were also utilized in our study of veterans’ issues. • Podcasts from the U.S. Government
  20. blogs Image used under a Creative Commons license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kunel/167783571/sizes/l/
  21. twitter Image used under a Creative Commons license fromhttp:www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/361615571
  22. youtube/video
  23. google maps/mashups Image used under a Creative Commons license fromhttp:www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/361615571
  24. aasl standards supported by social media in research pathfinders • 1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context. • 1.1.7 Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias. • 1.2.4 Maintain a critical stance by questioning the validity and accuracy of all information. • 4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information.
  25. resources http://web20meetsstandards.wikispaces.com/VirtualLibraries http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/integrating-soc