Tuesday, February 20, 2007

SJSU and SJPL participate in Learning 2.0 Program

Many of us have heard about and some of us are using Web 2.0 technologies in our libraries.

Learning 2.0 is an innovative online program about Web 2.0 technologies developed by Helene Blowers, Public Services Technology Director at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The design of this online program was completely built on Web 2.0 technologies that are freely available on the Internet. These sites include: Blogger, Flickr, Odeo, YouTube, PBWiki & Bloglines.

A team from the merged libraries of SJSU King Library and San Jose Public Library adapted the Blowers model and launched the SJSU/SJPL Learning 2.0 program for employees at the joint library. Participants are learning about RSS, podcasts, YouTube, Del.icio.us, Wikis, and other technologies having an impact on our professional and personal lives. The joint library has received hits from around the world, according to a cluster map on its blog as well as a few individuals not affiliated with either library who wish to participate in the program.

SJSU/SJPL hopes that other libraries in California and elsewhere consider offering this program to their staff. Libraries interested in adapting the program are encouraged to contact Helene Blowers or visit the About Page of the PLCMC Learning 2.0 program she designed.

Questions or comments regarding the SJSU/SJPL Learning 2.0 program may be sent to the following email address:


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Friday, February 16, 2007

LITA Top Tech Podcasts

Listen to Karen Schneider, Clifford Lynch and others talk about their top technology trends from ALA midwinter 2007. Library and Information Technology Association (LITA blog) has posted podcasts of each speaker's session.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

AT&T's California LIBRARY News, Winter 2007

CARL member Jackie Siminitus (Library Advocate, AT&T California) is the editor of AT&T's California LIBRARY News. The winter 2007 issue is now online. The newsletter contains updates about various libraries throughout the state as well as information about grants, networking applications, etc.


Monday, February 12, 2007

March of the Librarians

Take a look at March of the Librarians, a video of ALA Midwinter participants available on YouTube. Great spin of March of the Penguins. It's mentioned in this blog because CARL members can be spotted in the video and also because it's another fine example of libraries and librarians using Web 2.0 or Library 2.0 software.

Perhaps someone will submit it to the first InfoTubey Awards at the Computer in Libraries 2007 conference. The nomination form is already online.

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