Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wiki lesson in Learning 2.0

I just completed Lesson 5 of the Learning 2.0 program-- about wikis. I am so far behind on this project! I need to get several lessons done ahead of time and just post them at the beginning of the correct week!

Anyway, my thoughts on wikis: Many library technical services departments have used them to post policies and procedures on a website that everyone can find. It's easier than making a web page another way. Betsy started one, at and posted a couple of documents on it. We need to add more things and update a lot of our procedures.

We have had a library wiki for news, but it's on a different platform, Tikiwiki I think. I think it's a little more difficult to use.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Using RSS and Google Reader

I just started using Google Reader early this year, and I've found it to be very helpful in keeping up. Actually, what happened was that I discovered library blogs. I started reading a few and they would refer to another one, so I checked that one out, and added it. I now have over 50 subscriptions to blogs written by librarians about various things. This is a testing phase, because I can't possibly read them all all the time. I've deleted some, and I will continue to delete after I've picked my favorites. Meanwhile, here are some blogs I enjoy reading or find useful:

ALA TechSource
Planet Cataloging
Free Range Librarian
Hectic Pace
Lorcan Dempsey's weblog

Not just for libraries: