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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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.

Poem for Charleston Five Year Old

 News / Last Modified: 27 June 2015

With the tragic shooting this week in Charleston, many of us were left wondering what we can do, as individuals, and as libraries, to respond. Suzi Wackerbarth, a children's librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, posted what she did, to the...

A Challenge from OpenIDEO

 News / Last Modified: 10 April 2015

We've been following the work of IDEO, and more specifically OpenIDEO, and are very excited to share with you, their latest Challenge. We 've submitted a 'Contribution' to the Challenge and invite you to take a look at what we've prov...

The Social Library, Volume 3

 News / Last Modified: 27 March 2015

Welcome to the third installment of our new weekly feature highlighting some of the amazing work coming from libraries we follow on Facebook. A number of libraries are celebrating 2015 Teen Tech Week and Women's History Month.

Here are th...