Library 2.0? No, thank you! Obstacles to Creating a Social Library

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This presentation was creates by Kate Peterson, Plamen Miltenoff, and Melissa Prescott for the Five Weeks to a Social Library Project and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. The original can be found here: http://sociallibraries.com/course/week5

Library 2.0? No, thank you! Obstacles to Creating a Social Library “Five Weeks to a Social Library” February 12 – March 17, 2007 Kate Peterson, Information Literacy Librarian, Capella University Melissa Prescott, Reference/Instruction Librarian & Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University Plamen Miltenoff, Information Specialist & Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University

Presenters Kate Peterson Melissa Prescott Plamen Miltenoff • MLIS University of • MLIS University of • MLIS Dominican Wisconsin – Wisconsin – Madison University Madison • Experience in • Experience in reference, • Experience in science and instruction, multimedia engineering, information literacy, interactivity web information literacy cataloging development Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 2

Agenda • Obstacles • Solutions • Examples Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 3

Examples of Social Software • Podcasts / RSS / Wikis / Blogs • Social bookmarking • Instant Messaging • Photo- videosharing (Flickr, YouTube) • MySpace/Facebook • Distributive learning software for technology-mediated learning for virtual learning environments (Breeze) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 4

Obstacles • Workflow • Technical • Professional / Organizational • Environmental / Personal Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 5

Workflow Obstacles • Money not obstacle—most applications free or very low cost • Librarians are chronically overworked – Lack of time to learn, plan, create and maintain – Often need to do as an “add on” • Lack of radical trust • Slow pace of change – “Analysis Paralysis” Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 6

Technical Obstacles • Limited control over library web pages • Lack of programming knowledge and administrative support to obtain such • No servers and support with open source software (PHP, MySQL, etc.) • Library or campus technology bureaucracy – Difficult to get technological support – Must have support from administration first Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 7

Professional/ Organizational Obstacles • Lack of tenure/promotion mechanisms that value learning of new technologies – Challenges values • Slow acceptance by professional library organizations • Slow acceptance by library schools Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 8

Environmental/ Personal Obstacles • Generational Differences – Administrators less comfortable with Web 2.0 • Do not use it in their personal lives • Culture of library – Do new ideas come from top down or bottom up? • Personal peculiarities – Everybody learns at a different pace and style Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 9

“…social software does not indicate a sharp break with the old but, rather, the gradual emergence of a new type of practice” Bryan Alexander, “Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning?” EDUCAUSE Review 41,no.2 (March/April 2006): 33-44.

Why bother? • Innovation in teaching and learning • Low cost, easy to use and maintain • Information literacy possibilities • Increasingly used in non-library world (i.e. business) • Transitions from content collector to content creator • Harness power of collaboration, foster community • Reach students where they are at • It’s fun • Keep libraries relevant using 21st century technologies, personalize the library • Being a “hip” librarian who is able to relate to Millennials, generate ideas for new user services Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 11

Solutions • Other Libraries • Make a Demo • The Pilot Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 12

Other Libraries • Find good examples of libraries using social software and the talk to them.... – local libraries or comparable institutions • Do screen shots and show concrete examples to your colleagues and administrators • Find evidence in scholarly publications to give those unfamiliar with social software quot;trusted, authoritativequot; sources Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 13

Examples • University of Minnesota Intranet (Wiki) – http://wiki.lib.umn.edu/ • Library Success Wiki – http://www.libsucess.org/ • Graduate school class on social software – http://ssa05.blogspot.com/ Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 14

University of Minnesota Intranet (Wiki) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 15

Library Success Wiki Includes: • Collaborative Tools in Libraries (Blogs, Wikis, etc.) • Social Networking Software • Courseware (Blackboard, WebCT, Angel, etc.) • Online Communities • Podcasting • And more… Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 16

Library Success Wiki: Podcasting Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 17

Course • Teachers College, Columbia University during Fall 2005 – MSTU 5510 (Topical Seminar): Social Software Affordances – Instructor: Ulises A. Mejias – Course Objectives • The class will develop competency in the use of blogs, wikis, distributed classification systems, and RSS feeds. • The class will perform a state-of-the-art review of social software tools, applications, and theory, focusing on a critical assessment of the affordances of social software. • Class members will conduct an individual exercise on the potential of social software to effect change at a personal and social level. – Class blog: http://ssa05.blogspot.com/ Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 18

Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 19

Getting Your Feet Wet • Easy – Use hosted services • Social bookmarking (del.icio.us), Flickr, IM, Facebook, MySpace, blogs (Blogger, LiveJournal), wikis (PBWiki) – Create your own apps vs. entire library • More challenging (more control) – Host your own • Blog (TypePad, WordPress), wiki (MediaWiki) – Create library application • Find a “cause”: http:// web.stcloudstate.edu/schoolmediapodcast/ Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 20

Make a Demo • Create something on your own behalf – Subject-specific blog or social bookmarks – Wiki for project you are working on • You can always delete it later • Work with admin to create demo – Library Director’s blogs Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 21

Examples • Blogs – Subject-specific blog (using Blogger) • http://culinfolit.blogspot.com/ • http://lrtstenuresupportgroup.blogspot.com/ – Library Director’s Blogs • SirsiDynix's Vice President of Innovation, Stephen Abram, Stephen's Lighthouse (http://stephenslighthouse.sirsi.com/) • Ann Arbor Public Library (MI) Director, Josie Parker, Director's Blog (http://www.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/86) • MySpace – Brooklyn College Library • http://www.myspace.com/brooklyncollegelibrary) • Social Bookmarks/Tags – PennTags (http://tags.library.upenn.edu/) – H20 Playlist (http://h2obeta.law.harvard.edu/home.do) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 22

Stephen Abram’s blog Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 23

AADL’s Dirctors Blog (with Patron Comments) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 24

Brooklyn College Library MySpace Profile Blogs are integrated into the Myspace profile Links can be imbedded in Myspace Profiles directly to your services Individualized URL ideal for Marketing Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 25

PennTags Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 26

H20 Playlist (Harvard) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 27

The Pilot (formal demo) • Define goals (i.e. increase awareness of library workshops) and length of demo (one semester) • Measure: Pre-test and post-test or survey at workshops • Work to get high visibility or market to specific group (i.e. engineering students) • Write up analysis and work to move to next phase Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 28

Recap • Try, get your feet wet • Yes, there are lots of obstacles • Talk with librarians who have been successful Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 29

Sources  EDUCASE Horizon Report. 2006 Ed. ( http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2006_Horizon_Report.pdf)  EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. 7 Things You Should Know About. (http://www.educause.edu/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutSeries/7495)  Blogs, Instant Messaging, Facebook, Screencasting, Video Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarks, etc.  Richardson, W. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2006.  A SirsiDynix Institute Conversation: The 2.0 Meme - Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0. Feb. 22, 2006. (http:// www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/seminar_page.php?sid=56)  Thomas, C. & McDonald, R. Millennial Net Value(s): Disconnects Between Libraries and the Information Age Mindset. Florida State University D- Scholarship Repository. 2005. (http://dscholarship.lib.fsu.edu)  Villano, Matt. “Social Software is Here to Stay, But What Is It Really, and Is It a Good Thing?” Campus Technology 20 no.4 (Jan. 2007): 40-45. (http://campustechnology.com/article.asp?id=19881)  Castells, M., et al. The Mobile Communication Society: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Available Evidence on the Social Use of Wireless Communication Technology. Annenberg Research Network on International Communication, University of Southern California. 2004. (http:// arnic.info/WirelessWorkshop/MCS.pdf) Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 30

Q/s,Discussion Contact us Kate Peterson katepeterson@gmail.com Melissa Prescott mkprescott@stcloudstate.edu Plamen Miltenoff pmiltenoff@stcloudstate.edu Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 31

Live chat • Date and Time: March 15, 2PM Central • Let’s chat: – Kate, AOL: katethegreatmpls – Melissa, AOL: missyannangel – Plamen, AOL: aidemoreto Peterson, Prescott, & Miltenoff, quot;Library 2.0? No, thank you!quot; 32

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