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A full-day workshop given in Belle Vernon PA on May 1st, 2009. In addition to the formal presentation, there was a time for participants to explore and play with a variety of gadgets that they might want to have in their own libraries.

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  • 1.Using Technology to EnhanceYour Services & Extend Your ReachMulti-District Workshop for Citizens & Monessen Libraries May 1st, 2009 -- Belle Vernon, PA Photo source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28438417@N08/3273899493

2. Choose a candy before going to your seatDo NOT unwrap itLeave the candy in front of you until instructed otherwise Thanks! 3. Library 2.0/Web 2.0 (overview) Utilizing 2.0 sites to serve library users Improving Adult Programming with 2.0 2.0 Freebies Gadget Petting Zoo 4. A Social, Collaborative Web where sharingand transparency are keyDefined by trends and sites such as:Blogs/RSS Wikis Podcasts Tagging Flickr -- de.licio.us Facebook Meebo TwitterBlip craigslist eHowLibraryThing 5. The Read/Write Web Participatory and Social Information consumers and contributorsare often one in the same But what does this really mean? 6. http://youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g 7. Website Traffic Graph comparing myspace.com, youtube.com and flickr.com 8. Tim OReillys Concise Explanation Source: http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html 9. Virtual Applications Mash-Ups Recombinations User-Generated Apps Perpetual Beta Online Storage Online Office Suites 10. WikisFolksonomiesUser- Based TaggingThe Wisdom of the CrowdsBottom up ClassificationSchemes Photo by dotpolka Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotpolka/7938665/ 11. Term coined by Michael Casey on hisblog Library Crunch (10/05)Viewed as a disruptive ideaRequires radical trust and innovationWillingness to accept constant state ofchange as the new normalNot just technology also customerservice and a new way of doingbusiness Photos by Ashley Baz source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28438417@N08/3273899493 12. K.G. Schneiders Concise Explanation Source: Library 2.0 Cookbook at http://www.slideshare.net/tonywh/library-20-18639 13. A model for constant and purposeful change.Empowers library users through participatory, user- driven services.Seeks to improve service to current library users while Be willing to take a U-Turn also reaching out to Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73662475@N00/2431359497 potential library users. Source: Casey, Michael E. and Laura C. Savastinuk. Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Services. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2007. (page 5) 14. Sailing the 7 Cs:ConnectionsCommunicationCollaborationCooperationChangeContributionCommunity Photo by: Wili Hybrid source:http://www.flickr.com/photos/62223880@N00/2692420732 15. What prevents a library frombeing transparent?Barriers. Roadblocks. Inability tochange. The culture of perfect.The transparent library containsthree key elements: opencommunication, adapting tochange, and scanning the horizon. Attribution: Michael Casey & Michael Stephens -- LibraryJournal, 4/1/2007 Online at: http://www.libraryjournal.com/ Photo by Inversefunction Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fluxus/8864477/ 16. Blogs written by library staffTwittering news updates and programsFlickr accounts showcasing events, etc. Presence on social networking sites such as Facebook RSS feeds and Comments/Tags in the Catalog Podcasts and Screencasts Wikis for readers advisory and subject guides Reference service by IM 17. AADLs web site is set up as a blog Multiple staff members contribute Comments are welcome Content is current, relevant and open 18. The PPL Flickr account showcases programs, and events, acts as an archive for PR posters and so much more. 19. Librarians are creating Apps for catalog search and reference help. Libraries are setting up profiles to attract users. Librarians are using it for discussion and work within the profession. 20. RSS feeds push the librarys content to the user. Feeds not just for blogs, but for events, new books, and alerts. 21. Podcasts can highlight special events and performances or include interviews with authors, etc. Screencasts can give user friendly tours of databases and services. 22. A wiki is used by SJCPL to update their subjects guides easily and quickly. 23. Microblog quick updates and program announcements via Twitter 24. Expand How do you define programming ? 25. High Tech, Low Cost Extend your programming reachwith technology:Interactive blogs and wikis Podcasting Technology Talks Video and Photo Contests Gaming Nights Student Film Festival Customized Social Network 26. Virtual Poetry Program Recorded and published a poet per day for National Poetry Month in 2007 Our own community and visitors from across the globe listened and commented Attendance at the librarys monthly poetry readings went up significantly as a result Local poets received great PR and requested we do it again in 2008Podcasting for Free (or close to it) The Princeton Method: Purchase USB Microphone ($32.95) Record and edit using Audacity (free) Host files at the Internet Archive (free) Post podcasts on a WordPress blog (free) Staff Time (varies greatly) 27. The Proof is in the Numbers Poetry Podcast 2007: 12,615 visits as of August 14 4,994 visits in April 2007 32 visitors per day on average since the blog went live in April 2007 31 posts total with 59 comments Poetry Podcast 2008: 5,320 visits as of August 14 359 visits on April 28 2008 (best day ever) 125 visitors per day on average during National Poetry Month 2008 35 posts total with 95 commentsFor more details on the PPL Poetry Podcast Blog visit: http://slideshare.net/janieh 28. Create an Interactive Adult Summer Reading Club for Free!Princeton Public Library used a wiki to capture reviews in 2006 (we now use the review feature in our online catalog).Many libraries have set up book review blogs and post reviews from members throughout the summerSteal this next idea a video contest on YouTube! 29. Video Review ContestYouTube Channel: FreePrizes donations may be possible, if not the cost is relatively low:Flip Video Camera $150 MP3 Players $50-$75Benefits:Great PR ToolInteractiveEncourages CreativityPromotes new TechnologyFun! 30. Student Film and Video Festivals Designed for high school and college students up to age 24 Guidelines and call for entries posted via library web site and press release Students submit completed films Committee of volunteers screen and selects film Films are viewed, often with filmmakers present, over several nights Cost can vary from close to free to $500 or more depending on amount of PR and if prizes or t-shirts are given to participants Susan Conlon won the VOYA MVP award for creating this program For detailed Information See: http://www.princeton.lib.nj.us/teens/media/ 31. Photo ContestsNot Just for KidsExamples: reading favorite book PPLs Red Bag photo Where is Thommy Ford?Create a set on flickr.comfor free or post directly to your web siteDigital cameras can be purchased for around $100 to use for contests 32. Create community, onlineconversations, virtualprograms and promotelibrary events and news byleveraging the power ofNing.com to create acustomized FREE socialnetworking site for yourlibrary. 33. Created and hosted by bluemountains.net Search via tags and text for Creative Commons pictures posted to flickr Creative Commons licensing allows you to use the photos based upon user specifications (ie: attribution, non-commercial, etc.)http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/ FlickrCC 34. Create, Share, and Store quot;to doquot; lists for everything from your Christmas shopping to daily task list Lists are stored online and accessible from any computer via your account Share your lists with others via RSS Save for future reference great for packing lists http://tadalist.com/Tada List 35. Both allow you to send and share very large files without freezing up email or taking down a network! No registration required YouSendIt will hold the file for 30 days and send an email to the recipient Senduit lets you determine how long the file stays live (up to 30 days). Provides you with a download link. http://senduit.comhttp://yousendit.com Senduit/YouSendIt 36. Senduit 37. Senduit 38. Senduit 39. Senduit 40. Online photo editing in your browser No program installation required Import pictures from your PC or online Some features require premium subscription Integrates seamlessly with flickr http://www.picnik.com Picnik 41. Picnik 42. Picnik 43. Picnik 44. Polling and Scheduling made easy No need to create an account Schedule a meeting and be assured you have the best possible date Easy to update http://doodle.ch Doodle 45. Quickly converts files from one format to another Eliminates need for conversion software Convert text, image, video, and sound files (large array of file extensions available) Conversions emailed for downloading http://www.zamzar.comZamzar 46. No account required Just like a hotel wake up call Eliminate worry about missing flights, morning meetings, etc Schedule regular reminder phone calls with a free account http://www.wakerupper.com/Wakerupper 47. Motto: See how the experts do it Experts in a variety of areas post short how-to videos Viewers can comment and rate Easy to share and post videoshttp://www.monkeysee.com/MonkeySee 48. A great place to host videos An alternative to YouTube Allows large file uploads No commercial content allowed Respect is required http://www.vimeo.com Vimeo 49. Gadgets! Gadgets! Gadgets! Source:http://www.flickr.com/photos/48393303@N00/291107648 50. Work email: jhermann@princetonlibrary.org Gmail: janieh@gmail.com Twitter/Flickr/Slideshare: JanieH YIM: janielianne Meebo/GTalk: JanieH Facebook: Janie Hermann in NJ Blog: librarygarden.blogspot.com Find Me!