Library 2.0

I am delighted to be able to agree to  run a morning session at the May 6, 2011 meeting of the Eastern Canada Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.  The session consists of two parts:

  • Part 1 – 90 minutes – Use of social media in a professional context: why, when, and how to help users navigate (training and marketing).
  • Part 2 – 60 minutes – Major tools to become an effective social media librarian/professional

As part of my research to prepare the content for these two sessions I thought I would ask you. What do you think I should talk about that would be relevant to this elite group of  Information Management professionals?  Any favorite resources or stories of how Social Media makes the Library Profession more effective?  Any other advice?

Thanks in advance


UPDATE – May 6, 2011

Wendy and I had a wonderful time speaking with the 50 librarians today.   I have attached a PDF version of the completed presentation.  Thanks to the SLA for having us and once  again thanks to everyone that helped during the research phase.

Special Libraries Association (SLA) and Social Media May 2011  (PDF)


About Thom Kearney

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3 Responses to Library 2.0

  1. Wendy Reynolds says:

    Thom, we’ve been using WordPress to deliver current awareness to clients for the past six months or so. This replaces an e-mail based service which one of our acquisitions librarians has been offering for years. The blog offers a number of advantages: readers self-select into the service (so Steve doesn’t have to worry if he is sending the right information to the right recipient), it takes pressure off of our e-mail, and we now have a searchable archive of interesting posts.

    I also use Facebook to flip interesting articles and provoke discussions among some of my library colleagues. I would like to explore this as a method of mentoring geographically disbursed professionals. I think it might be a useful tool.


    • Thom Kearney says:

      Thanks Wendy for using the blog to comment, others are sending me emails and direct messages on twitter for some reason…
      This is very useful, I will be updating the post shortly with an abstract of what I am planing.


  2. Thom Kearney says:

    Question: what do Librarians think of the idea of curation as described in this article, 6 Ways to Use Curation for B2B Social Media


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