Monday, April 28, 2008

Libraries and Facebook

Friends/

I am in the process of completing a survey article on Libraries and Facebook.


In addition to the literature and initiatives profiled in the Friends blog, I am greatly interested in learning of Any/All libraries using Facebook as a complement / supplement / substitute for Any / All library services / programs / etc. such as, but not limited to the following uses or contexts:

Classroom Instruction

[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2416166855]

Collection Management

[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2362857898]

Course Management

[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2340874614]

Desk Reference

Digital Reference

[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2406828163]

Distance Education/Learning

[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2406828163]

Information Commons

[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2753090572]

Learning Communities

[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2468315931]

Among other services, I am particularly interested in non-Public Services uses, notably Technical Services.

BTW: I am aware of various Facebook Library Groups/Pages such as

Librarians and Facebook

[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2210901334]

Libraries Using Facebook Pages

[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8408315708]

I am also interested in Any / All Other Relevant Literature / Sites.

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Thanks A Million!


/Gerry



Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Face(book) In The Crowd: Online Social Networks For Engaged Learning

A Face(book) In The Crowd: Online Social Networks For Engaged Learning

Gerry McKiernan / Science and Technology Librarian / Iowa State University Library / Ames IA / gerrymck@iastate.edu

Iowa State University Library Spring Seminar Series

{ Parks Library / Room 192 / April 23 2008 / 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM }

In April 2006, there were nearly 22,000 members of the Iowa State University community registered in Facebook. Two years later there are nearly 35,000 members, an increase of nearly 60 percent.

[http://www.iastate.edu/Inside/2006/0224/facebook.shtml]

In this presentation, we will provide an overview of Facebook; describe its major features and functionalities; and profile various institutional projects that utilize Facebook for engaged organizational outreach.

Presentation Available At

[
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/FacebookInTheCrowd.ppt]

A/V Of Presentation NOW AVAILABLE (09-24-08) From

Part 1: Introduction to Social Networking Software (10:32)
Part 2: Introduction to Facebook (22:02)
Part 3: ISU and the Library in Facebook (20:54)
Part 4: Putting it all together (8:07)

[http://www2.lib.iastate.edu/video/homepage.html]