Category Archives: Web 2.0

Why Social Networking and Web 2.0 Are Important to Libraries

After attending last week’s library career panel, I’ve been thinking about sharpening my presentation skills, so I started looking at examples of presentations on Slideshare this afternoon. I plugged the word “libraries” into the search box, and soon found a … Continue reading

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Reflection (Thing 23, CPD 23)

The final assignment for the CPD 23 blog is to reflect on the past few weeks of professional development assignments and come up with a professional development plan for the future. I’ve enjoyed working through the 23 things for Continued … Continue reading

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Library TeachMeets for MLS Students?

I’ve just learned about Library TeachMeets, a concept that started in Scotland for teachers to come together for a combination social/informal training session, sort of an “unconference” (see the Wikipedia article). The idea was picked up by librarians eager to do the same thing. … Continue reading

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Online Collaboration and File-Sharing

Thing 13 on the 23 Things for Professional Development blog focuses on different ways to facilitate online collaboration and file-sharing, especially in the context of libraries. At my library, Google Docs is the most prevalent way to share files online. I have … Continue reading

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Putting the “Social” in Social Media (cpd23 Thing 12)

I’m glad to see the topic of social networking resurface in Thing 12. What implications does it have for professional development? It’s huge! Since applying to library school and participating in cpd23, I’ve enjoyed connecting with more librarians near and … Continue reading

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Online Networks

Ah, social networking! The 23 Things for Professional Development blog picked another good one for Thing 6! This is a topic that really fascinates me, and I’ve enjoyed getting connected with other librarians and library students on different social networks … Continue reading

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Google+ (aka GooglePlus)

I received an invitation to Google+ yesterday, and have enjoyed poking around the website a bit, especially from the library-student-exploring-new-technology perspective. I like several things about it, including the ability to create and add people to “circles.”  I must admit … Continue reading

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