Social Networking & Web 2.0
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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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.
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.
Document / Last Modified: 03 August 2015
A Computers in Libraries presentation, March 30, 2009, addressing online and f2f community engagement. Barriers to engagement and strategies for overcoming barriers are presented, as well as a case model for public participation programming.
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...
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...