Blogging Live from Rutgers SCILS
the first of several for Course 502 MLIS Colloquium (Spring 2007).
We were honored to be asked to speak and even more honored that so many people turned out on a sub-zero night to hear us talk.
As promised, here is a list of links from the talk. We would be interested in your feedback so please leave us comments or feel free to email us.
A Few Flickr’ing Libraries (and examples of what libraries can do with Flickr):
- Alexandrian Public Library (Indiana) — promoting library events.
- San Marino Public Library (California) — documenting a library building project.
- St. Joseph County Public Library (Indiana) — a variety of sets that range from public to staff events, building updates, new services, and more.
- Newark Public Library (New Jersey) — a wonderful tour of the unique art and architectural features of their historic main library building.
- Thomas Ford Memorial Library (Illinois) — lots of interesting sets, but in particular check out their Thommy Ford Abroad set!
Flickr Groups for Librarians (especially those from NJ):
- New Jersey Libraries
- NJ Library Events
- Libraries and Librarians
- Librarian Trading Cards (including mine in a tiara).
- Librarians’ Desks
YouTube Must Sees:
- A Librarian’s 2.0 Manifesto
- Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us
- iACPL (and the equally great follow-up iACPL 3.0)
- Ray of Light (SJCPL)
- Seattle Public Library
We mentioned a lot of blogs and most (if not all) can be found on our blogroll, so take a peek at who we have listed and start reading. In particular, last night we focussed on Tame The Web and blyberg.net as well as the Ann Arbor District Library web site.
Two of the wikis mentioned last night included the Subject Guides at SJCPL and Princeton’s BookLovers wiki as well as the various wikis being put in to place for conferences. I meant to mention, but it slipped my mind, Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki. If you want to have a chance to play with a wiki and contribute content, this wiki is a great place to start.
I will end this post just as we ended our talk, by linking to the Web Trend Map created by Information Architects [pictured above]. As they say on their site:
The iA Trend Map shows all the big players, the current Internet trends and how they’re connected, using the Tokyo Metro map. It’s totally unscientific and almost useless, but definitely fun to look at.
Note: I think that is everything that we promised to provide links to for future reference. If I forgot something let me know. Or if we mentioned something and you want more details, drop us a line.