Archive for May, 2007

Ellison Cut Out of the Week

Everyone who created an igoogle home page please let Vicky or Sue know so you can get your ellison cut out of the week!

 v&s

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May 31, 2007 at 8:25 am 1 comment

Extra Credit

Hi all,

As the Queens of Library 2.0 Sue and I have decided to give other extra credit points when we decide someone has gone above and beyond the lesson. You of course may petition for extra credit if you feel we have missed something you did above and beyond. And as you do when petitioning other royality – gifts are welcome to press your cause.

🙂

 Royally,

 vicky and sue

May 30, 2007 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

Week 3: RSS and Google Reader

This week’s lessons will focus on finding interesting blogs and setting up a reader account which will allow you to easily read new postings to blogs you select.  Lesson 1 may seem a bit long and tedious, but once you get the hang of subscribing to RSS feeds and reading them in your Google Reader account it gets much easier!  If you find the first lesson too long, break it up over a few days.  After you get through Lesson 1, Lesson 2 will be a breeze!

If you need any help, don’t hesitate to ask us!

Lesson #1  Learn about RSS feeds and setup your own Google Reader account  

Lesson #2  Set up a personal home page

May 25, 2007 at 11:50 am 3 comments

Twitter

We’ve received a few questions this week about Twitter.  Why in the world do we care about Twitter?  What does it have to do with libraries? 

Well, Twitter is brand new – only about 6 months old.  It is really HOT in the Web 2.0 world right now.  There’s lots of talk about Twitter and its possible use.  Only time will tell if it has staying power.  If it continues to grow at the rate it has in the past, we may want to consider using it to communicate with teens or other Twitterers.

 Here are a few more Twitter resources if you are interested:

  • I thought this ‘What Not to Twitter’ comic was pretty funny. 
  • A reference librarian ponders possible uses for Twitter in libraries in this blog post.
  • This blog post discusses using Twitter to generate traffic to your website.

This week’s lesson will be posted sometime this morning!

Sue S.

May 25, 2007 at 8:34 am Leave a comment

Internet can change your life

Add this to your blogs to check out this week.

 Internet can change your life by a librarian in Guam. Your old stomping ground Joan Q.

I already learned that there are guitar lessons on YouTube!

 -vicky

p.s.

Remember you can find the lesson if you scroll down a little bit.

 vc

May 19, 2007 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

Week 2: Blogging and Online Communication

You all are amazing. This blog has had so many hits! Thanks for making Sue and I feel all our work was worth it.

Please Please don’t be overwhelmed by this week’s lesson. There are 4 individual lessons each will take you about 15 to 25 minutes. This week is packed because blogging is the basis of these lessons. Week 4 will be about Flickr and only one lesson. So you will have some time to breath and/or catch up.

If you want extra credit please send sue an email about what you did and where. We may miss it otherwise.

Off we go to explore the bliblioblogosphere! and other online communication.

Lesson #1 Explore the blogosphere. Visit some blogs to see what it’s all about. 

Lesson #2
Enter the blogosphere. Go to
WordPress.com and use these helps
to create a blog. Then use these helps to post an entry in your blog. Why not blog about why you want to learn more about Library 2.0? or about your experience setting up a blog?


Lesson #3:
 Send instant messages to coworkers using meebo.
 Instructions.


Lesson #4:
 Learn about Twitter

May 17, 2007 at 9:36 am 1 comment

Previous Lessons

Previous lessons will be found right here on the blog. Blog entries will show in reverse chronological order with the newest entries first.

You might also find short blog entries during the week about a hot new Library2.0 item.

Just today Sue said to me “New feature on meebo?  Geez, this web 2.0 stuff changes faster than the weather”.

 -vc

May 15, 2007 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

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