Friday, December 30, 2011

Top 10 social networking tools and trends for libraries

The library that I have been involved with for the past few years is moving towards many of the trends from the 2009 and 2010 list. Twitter is being trialled as a means of communication with year 12 students, a new library webpage has been created using Weebly (, ebooks have been ordered, librarians are using GoodReads, bibme is encouraged across the school, Flickr is used to find shared photos.

In terms of Social Networking, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are banned on the school network. However there has been progress made towards allowing these sites, including the removal of the White List, which only allowed sites that had been approved by a single person.

Change and the implementation of innovations doesn't happen overnight. The school libraryl I am working at in 2012 is a long way behind my previous school library and so I am back to the start in terms of working towards more Library 2.0. I will also need to take time to learn the school, the students and the staff and try to work towards their needs.

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