Week 10: Social Media Strategies

Topic/Focus

  • Culture of social media
  • Applying social media to your organization
  • Innovation and libraries
  • Change

Speaker

  • Dianna Wiggins, Social Knowledge Consultant
    * * * Remember to bring your headsets. * * *

Exercises and Assignments

Hands-on Training in Class

  • Teams projects: Share team project plans in the student projects folder.
  • Playing in Sandboxes (Part 2) assignment: Continue to develop your "sandbox," incorporating a handful of mashups. Will discuss assignment in class.

Independent Learning

  • Student Portfolios: Continuing development and organization of your Student Portfolio area. Review options available under Google Help on how to add and enhance the organization and content.

Readings and Resources

Topic-focused

Optional Readings

  • Best Practices for Government Libraries: Web 2.0 in the Workplace and Beyond (April 2008). Compiled and edited by Marie Kaddell, LexisNexis Information Professional Consultant.  URL:  http://www.governmentinfopro.com/federal_info_pro/2008/04/best-practices.html (accessed 1/9/2010). This resource illustrates some wonderful approaches on how information professionals are employing Web 2.0 solutions.

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