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Librarians asked to be tech-savvy - The New Indian Express

Librarians asked to be tech-savvy - The New Indian Express | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Express News Service 

"In the age of information technology, where data is available at the fingertips of those who seek it, librarians should be tech-savvy.

The focus of the national seminar held by the Kerala Library Association (KLA) here on Friday was on information technology interfaces in libraries and information centres.

Rather than seeing technology as a threat, it must be adopted and adapted into a supporting system for information services, the speakers at the seminar said. Borrowing from Web 2.0, they have to go to Library 2.0; library services are user-centred, collaborative and participatory in nature.

“An integrated application of Web 2.0 facilities such as social networking sites, RSS, weblogs etc, leads to Knowledge Management 2.0 (KM 2.0),” said A Neelameghan, former head of the Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC), Bangalore, who was delivering the keynote address on ‘Knowledge Management 2.0 in the Inclusive Knowledge Society Environment’."

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New librarians are tech-savvy, part of KM 2.0 

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Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference - Library 2.0 - 3-5 Oct

Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference - Library 2.0 - 3-5 Oct | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce the Library 2.012 worldwide virtual conference, October 3 - 5, 2012.

 

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor.


Register as a member of this Library 2.0 network to be kept informed!  


The schedule of keynotes and sessions: http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule



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Being "Librarian 2.0": It's all in the attitude

Being "Librarian 2.0": It's all in the attitude | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

RT @CILIPinfo: Australian study identifies skills & knowledge library & info pros require in the Web2.0 world http://t.co/svQRKsYB #Librarians #Cybrarians...

 

"The study concluded that a so-called "Librarian 2.0" needs a complex mix of transferable skills, including teamwork, communication, business skills, lifelong learning and personal traits such as creativity, flexibility, adaptability and persistence. However, the study's most interesting finding is that concepts like Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and Librarian 2.0 are "a watershed" for the Australian profession."

 

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The Daring Librarian on QR Codes in the Classroom - Library 2.0

The Daring Librarian on QR Codes in the Classroom - Library 2.0 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian Thursday - 5pm EST, USA Library, School, or Organization Name:  Howard County Public Schools Area of the World from Which… (Nice RT @briankotts The Daring Librarian on QR Codes in the Classroom

"All about QR codes - what they are, how to make them, and how to use them in your school and classroom for engaging & exciting digital discoveries!

Key Words - web presence, social media, transliteracy, qr codes, scanner, smart phone, ipod touch"

 

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Library 2.0 accepted conference presentations 2-4 Nov #Lib2011

Library 2.0 accepted conference presentations 2-4 Nov #Lib2011 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Conference today:

"Full conference session descriptions and commenting areas are HERE. They will be updated with session times shortly, or you can look for them in one of the time-zone schedule pages below."

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Toward a Sustainable Embedded Librarian Program - Slideshare by Robin Ashford

Library 2.0 Worldwide Conference Presentation - October 3rd, 2012 http://www.library20.com/page/2-012-conference...

 

by Robin Ashford:

"Library 2.0 Worldwide Conference Presentation - October 3rd, 2012"


Via Buffy J. Hamilton, Dennis T OConnor
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Libaries – a case for renewal | What's Next: Top Trends

Libaries – a case for renewal | What's Next: Top Trends | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Libraries – a case for renewal http://t.co/oTxICmJX #future #libraries via @ellenforsyth...

 

Dr. Wendy L. Schultz:

 

"Library 2.0: Product


How should the library package its commodity – books – as products in an environment that disintermediates, dematerialises, and decentralises? Chad and Miller’s essay, and the debates and conversations around it, raise this question and answer it with the characteristics of our emerging information infrastructure: the library is everywhere, barrier-free, and participatory. Collaborate with Amazon; provide digital downloads of books; create a global, and globally accessible, catalog; invite readers to tag and comment. Yet as more information becomes more accessible, people will still need experienced tour guides – Amazon’s customer recommendations are notoriously open to manipulation; tagclouds offer diverse connections, not focussed expertise. This will drive the transition to Library 3.0: the 3D service.

 

Library 3.0 – Web 3D to Library 3D: Service.


There are SecondLife (3) subscribers who spend more than forty hours a week online, immersed in its virtual graphic world. Digital natives take 2.0 for granted; they are buzzing over Web 3D. Carrying Chad and Miller’s argument through this next phase transition, we arrive at virtual collections in the 3D world, where books themselves may have avatars and online personalities. But the avalanche of material available will put a premium on service, on tailoring information to needs, and on developing participatory relationships with customers. So while books may get in your 3D face all by themselves, people will prefer personal introductions – they will want a VR info coach. Who’s the best librarian avatar? How many Amazon stars has your avatar collected from satisfied customers? This could create librarian “superstars” based on buzz and customer ratings. People will collect librarians rather than books – the ability not just to organise, but also to annotate and compare books and other information sources, from a variety of useful perspectives."

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Library 2.0 conference recordings - all here #Lib2011

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"THE CONFERENCE GENERAL SESSION LINKS:
This page contains a list of the participant links for each of the Library 2.011 Conference sessions.

All the recent Library 2.011 conference recordings are here."

 

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Library 2.011 Virtual Conference | We Are New Librarians

Library 2.011 Virtual Conference | We Are New Librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
One of tomorrow's sessions focuses on new librarians! The session is Successful Paths for New Librarians: Best Practices, Models, and Recommendations. The speakers are Loida Garcia-Febo, Dr. Claudia Lux, Anca ...

"The session is Successful Paths for New Librarians: Best Practices, Models, and Recommendations. The speakers are Loida Garcia-Febo, Dr. Claudia Lux, Anca Rapeanu, Cristina Vaileanu, and Monica Avram. This session is presented in association with the IFLA Continuing Professional Development in the Workplace and Learning Group and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group.

This virtual session will run from 1:00-2:00pm on November 3.Here is the abstract for the session:

This session presents best practices, models and recommendations to help new librarians develop their careers. It speaks to the concerns experienced by new professionals regarding rapidly changing skills to help them secure jobs. Additionally, strategies for successful education paths and participation in library associations are also included. Attendees will walk away with practical ideas to tailor to their own needs and situations. Often new librarians express their desire to know ‘how others made it.’ Daily, we can read blog posts and messages asking what is needed to find a job, to be part of a committee at a library association, and how to interact within various library environments. This webinar will explore answers to these, and will direct attendees to tested and proved resources."

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