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- 20 December 2015
LIBR559M Student Access to UBC Connect
See also Current awareness | LIBR 559M - Social Media for Information Professionals, 2016 | Social media aggregators | Social media portal | Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Information Professionals
"...i-Schools prepare a wide range of information professionals including information architect, data analyst, database administrator, web developer, ontologist, usability engineer,
social media strategist, data curator, chief information officer, and of course librarian, archivist, and museum curator..." — Information Professionals 2050
What is social media anyway? "...Social media or web 2.0 is the use of digital media, including internet and mobile, for collaborating with others in new information channels and self-organizing communities. Typical elements of a social media service include the ability to: 1) create a personal profile 2) “friend” or follow other members to subscribe to their activity streams 3) create content in the form of text, photos, audio, or video and 4) share, tag, rate, comment on or vote on content created by other members. Blogs, forums, wikis, social networking sites, microblogging sites, social bookmarking sites, social voting sites, social review sites and virtual worlds are all example of web 2.0 sites. So are social sites built around photos, audio, videos, presentations, music, and games... "
Syllabus & modules 2015
2015 blogs & projects
This course examines social media (i.e. blogs, bookmarking, mashups, wikis, social networking sites), its concomitant trends (i.e. web 2.0, library 2.0) and how web 2.0 principles can be applied to the delivery of information services in the digital age.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of using social media in information-based organizations
- Apply social media to manage emerging challenges in information provision
- Discuss social media as a set of tools to raise awareness and promote services
- Identify the pros/cons of using social software
- Reflect critically on use of social media; trends and tools.
- Position tools in a larger (macro) global and sociocultural context for collaborative learning and education in the digital age.
- Overview of social or participatory media
- Hands-on use of social software tools
- Library 2.0 information 'best' practices
- Digital liaison, outreach, resource-sharing
- Group collaboration and sharing in social networks
- Learning environments
- Pros/cons of social media
- ARST / LIBR 500, LIBR 501, LIBR 502 and LIBR 503
- Popova M. Brain Pickings. 100 Ideas That Changed the Web. October 2014. ~a very cool and insightful history of ideas (and ideas people) linked to the web
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- Anderson KE, Still JM. Librarians’ use of images on LibGuides and other social media platforms. J Web Librariansh. 2013;7(3):272-291.
- Anwyll R, Chawner B, Tarulli L. Social media and readers' advisory. Ref User Services Q. 2013;53(2):113-118.
- Collins G, Quan-Haase A. Are social media ubiquitous in academic libraries? a longitudinal study of adoption and usage patterns. J Web Librarianship. 2014;8(1).
- Deodato J. The patron as producer: libraries, web 2.0, and participatory culture. J Documentation. 2014;70(5):734-758.
- Forcier E, Rathi D, Given L. Knowledge management and social media: a case study of two public libraries in Canada. J Info Knowledge Management. 2013;12(4). and ppts
- Hagman J, Carleton J. Better together: collaborating with students on library social media. Public Serv Q. 2014;10(3):238-244.
- Hill V, Meister M. Virtual worlds and libraries: gridhopping to new worlds. Coll Res Libr News. 2013;74(1):43-47.
- Kootz C, Mon L. Marketing and social media: a guide for libraries, archives and museums. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
- Kramer AD, Guillory JE, Hancock JT. Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 17;111(24):8788-90.
- Kyung-Sun K, Sei-Ching JS, Eun Young Y. Undergraduates' use of social media as information sources. Coll Res Libr. 2014;75(4):442-457.
- McGough BL, Saloman D. Engaging students through social media. Proc Charleston Libr Conf. 2013.
- Mesgari M, Okoli C, Mehdi M, Nielsen FA, Lanamäki A. The sum of all human knowledge: a systematic review of scholarly research on the content of Wikipedia. J Assoc Info Sci Tech. 2015;66:219–245.
- Nathan L, MacGougan A, Shaffer E. If not us, who? Social media policy and the iSchool classroom. J Ed Libr Info Sci. 2014;55(2):112-132.
- Mulatiningsih B, Partridge HL, Davis K. Exploring the role of Twitter in the professional practice of LIS professionals : a pilot study. Austral Libr J. 2013;62(3):204-217.
- Poell T. Social media and the transformation of activist communication: exploring the social media ecology of the 2010 Toronto G20 protests. Info Commun Soc. 2014;17(6):716-731.
- Ramsey E, Vecchione A. Channeling passions: engaging library users through a social media strategy. J Library Innovation. 2014;5(2):71-82.
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- Russell M. Mining the social web. O'Reilly Media Inc., 2014.
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- van Arnhem J, Spiller J. Augmented reality for discovery and instruction. J Web Librarianship. 2014;8(2):214-230.
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- Vanwynsberghe H, Boudry E, Vanderlinde R, Verdegem P. Experts as facilitators for the implementation of social media in the library? A social network approach. Libr Hi Tech. 2014;32(3):529-545.
- Vassilakaki E, Garoufallou E. The impact of Facebook on libraries and librarians: a review of the literature. Program: Electronic Library & Information Systems. 2014;48(3):226-245.
- Verishagen N, Hank C. Are there birds in the library? The extent of Twitter adoption and use by Canadian academic libraries. First Monday. 2014;19(11).
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