Social Networking & Web 2.0

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The next generation of the Web (known as Web 2.0 or the "participatory web") brought innovations that turned the Web from a read-only environment into an online community where people meet, exchange information, collaborate, and communicate using web-based tools and social networking sites. These tools are now core to the Web, and a rapidly growing percentage of people now expect to be able to interact with people and content when they use the Web.

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Taming Tech Tools for Libraries

 Webinar / Last Modified: 28 December 2016

Join this webinar to explore a toolbox of 25+ free tech tools that you can use to help your library better serve patron needs and to work smarter.

Library Social Media Use

 Webinar / Last Modified: 12 December 2016

This webinar will cover how to create, administer, moderate, and leverage your library’s online presence using popular social media tools.

Cloud Computing 101

 Webinar / Last Modified: 16 November 2016

Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on February 9, 2012 by Roy Tennant on cloud computing for libraries.

Library 2.0 Cafe: Food for Thought at ALA 2008

 Document / Last Modified: 17 May 2016

An ALA 2008, WebJunction and MaintainIT community facilitated conversation exploring the questions about building successful and relevant online communities with your patrons and library colleagues.

Competencies for Social Networking in Libraries

 Document / Last Modified: 14 August 2015

Social networking is infused into many library services. Here is a list of skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will help library staff achieve competence in this area.