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This entry is an overview to a directed study project under Dr. Mary Sue Stephenson. The project was a review of the library and information science literature in social media, social software and educational technologies as a basis for the development of a new course entitled LIBR 559M - Social Media for Information Professionals for the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. The project began in the summer of 2008 and went live in September 2009. The literature review was completed in early 2009, the outline of the course was written and as of June 2009, topics for the class were finalized, Vista was selected as the content management system and six modules were written.
Information plays a key role in every part of society and the life of the individuals. Knowledge about the creation, management, finding and sharing of digital information in this era is more important than ever in every library and information worker’s context. The goal in designing a social media course is to give students an opportunity to explore social media ecologies, specifically the roles of key scholars, information, technology and social structures used by people and to discover new ways that information is shared for personal reasons, organizationally and for social inclusion. The course will provide an overview of selected Web 2.0 technologies. Social media immersion is a key part of this course.
The term social media refers to a range of web-based tools and applications that people use to socialize and network in the 21st century. Social media is central to the rise of web 2.0 -- a set of trends that positions the web as a highly-social, interactive space, one that facilitates communication, networked communities and collaboration. Web 2.0 is often described as a social, participatory, grassroots, global community, attributes that are critical to collaborative work and learning in the information age. This course explores the use of social media technologies as channels of conversation (and information) as well as how web 2.0's underlying principles change the way people communicate and interact in the digital age. Of particular interest is how librarians and archivists use social media to connect with constituencies, engage in discussion (and debate) and how they use tools to improve on their delivery of innovative services and programmes. (Examples include: blogs, wikis, RSS, social networking, social tagging, Second Life and Library 2.0, etc). Near the end of the course, time is allocated to discuss some of the instructor's nascent ideas about the future of social software, in areas such as online performance and reputation management, over-technicization of our work and conducting research (i.e. evidence-based web 2.0) to support the application of social media. Developing web 2.0 strategies and policies for librarians and archivists within their organizations will also be introduced as an emerging or future planning and management tool for information professionals.
Course name, duration and delivery
Brainstorming - objectives
- Use, evaluate and/or critique blogs, wikis, social networking sites and social tagging tools;
- Discuss how various social software tools are used to deliver and improve library and information services;
- Discuss how social software can solve information problems and build best practices;
- Discuss major web 2.0 themes and role in strategic planning
- Evaluate tools and web 2.0 issues within the context of different learning organizations;
- Position tools in a larger (macro) global and sociocultural context for collaborative learning and education in the digital age
1001 Web 2.0 Tools
LIS courses & labs
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See also Monographs about social media for information professionals
- Ballard T. Google this! : putting Google and other social media sites to work for your library. Oxford (England): Chandos Pub., 2012.
- Bradley P. How to use web 2.0 in your library. London: Facet, 2007.
- Casey ME, Savastinuk LC. Library 2.0: a guide to participatory library service. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2007.
- Courtney N. Library 2.0 and beyond. Innovative technologies and tomorrow's user. Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
- Crawford W. Successful social networking in public libraries. Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013.
- De Saulles M. Information 2.0: new models of information production, distribution and consumption. Facet, 2012.
- Godwin P, Parker J. Information literacy beyond library 2.0. Facet, 2012.
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- Harmon C, Messina M. Using social media in libraries: best practices. Best Practices in Library Services. Scarecrow, 2012.
- Kaiser R. Library success with web 2.0 services: an introduction into the use of web tools as blogs, wikis, podcasts - a new generation of information services. (Berlin): Simon Verlag, 2012.
- Kroski E. Web 2.0 for librarians and information professionals. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2007.
- Landis C. A social networking primer for librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2010.
- Murphy J. Location-aware services and QR codes for libraries. Chicago : ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, ©2012.
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- Parkes DH. Web 2.0 and libraries: impacts, technologies and trends. Oxford: Chandos, 2007.
- Purcell MA. The networked library: a guide for the educational use of social networking sites. Santa Barbara, California: Linworth, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2012.
- Reddy DBE. Social networking and the libraries in the new millennium: an annotated bibliography. Hauppauge, New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012.
- Rigby B. Mobilizing Generation 2.0: a practical guide to using web 2.0. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.
- Sauers MP. Blogging and RSS: a librarian's guide. Medford: Information Today, 2006.
- Solomon L. Doing social media so it matters: a librarian's guide. ALA, 2011.
- Steiner K. Strategic planning for social media in libraries. Tech Set #15. ALA, 2012.
- Stephens M. Web 2.0 and libraries: best practices for social software. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006.
- Swanson TA. Managing social media in libraries: finding collaboration, coordination and focus. Oxford: Chandos Pub., 2012.
- Tomaiuolo NG. UContent: the information professional's guide to user-generated content. Medford, New Jersey : Information Today, Inc., 2012.