I attended Day One of the ALA Virtual Conference 2011. I have to eat quickly before a couple of meetings, but I wanted to share my notes from the presentations so far.
Virtual Conference Exclusive Keynote—Privacy in an Era of Social Media
Keynote speaker: dana boyd
- Digital flaneurs-contributing by being present in the social networking framework
- Young people make themselves very vulnerable by their use of social networking.
- Privacy as a network act
- Librarians should be advocates for young people, and helping them managing and navigating what privacy is. Teaching young people media literacy.
- Google +, is 18+
- Gmail is also 18+
- Young people lied about their age to get Gmail accounts then go to sign up for Google+ and lost their email accounts.
- Google+ limits privacy, people want to keep people out
- Google created a complex way to segment it.
- 13+ is violated as well. Parents allow their children to join these social networks. They help them get around these
- Danah boyd contact info: @zephoria, email@example.com,http://www.danah.org
Download This!: How One Library Embraced Its Downloadable Future
Presented by Sandy Bolek, Website Coordinator and Holbrook Sample, Virtual Information Center Manager from at Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
- Downloading from library up 33.4%
- 177% ebook sales were up
- E-book 3%-5% of total book sales
- Downloadable collection was small
- Not Amazon easy
- Staff had little experience using downloadable material
- Long wait lists for e-books
- Patrons could not figure out what devices they could use with the e-books
Chicago Public Library #6 in the list of most downloadable collections. Rock on Chicago!
With increased marketing more e-books were downloaded!
Competing with Search Engines II: Strategic Partnerships: Libraries and Journalists
- New Information Equation-nobody’s in charge, everyone can find information
- New Tools: digital media, smart phones
- Collaboration=results, wider visibility, increased participation, broader perspectives, community interaction, information literacy
- Rutgers has School of Communication and Information
Civic Engagement Blog: http://discuss.ala.org/civicengagement/
Beyond Books: http://journalismthatmatters.org/biblionews/
Via chat window:
I mentioned I get so many emails through RSS feeds, and this website tutorial was suggested:
A mini-course on infotention from Howard Rheingold, Journalist and tech guru
Natalie Binder: #libchat normally happens every Wednesday 8-9:30 p.m. EST
Getting Started with Google Plus, http://www.chrisbrogan.com/startgoogleplus/
Seriously Social Leveraging Social Media
Presenter, Kolene Allen, Web Branch Manager, Grand Rapids (Mich.) Public Library
- Why do libraries need to be use social media?
- If you are not using social media you are not in the library.Your patrons are tweeting and letting their friends know about your library.
Presenter, David Lee King
- How often will you post?
- Who on staff will post on your library’s Facebook page?
- Make sure more than more person has the username and password. If they leave they will take this info with them.
- Use the Like button
- Check out Facebook analytics
- Most Important!-Tell your patrons you have a Facebook page, and ask them to friend you
- Ask them to tell their friends about you to grow that user group
Shared via chat window:
Springfield City Library Teens via @Meg Aust-Anastasi, Springfield, MA http://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldCityLibraryTeens
Question and Answer Session
- Kolene Allen, Twitter followers seem to be more outspoken, and you can respond to those
- @davidleeking, Facebook can increase library use, because they are interacting with the library online.
Pecha Kucha: Teens and Technology, YALSA-ALA11 #yalsapk
Presented by Karen Keys, Outreach Librarian, Queens Library
- Pecha Kucha are 20 slides x 20 seconds, and you speak as the slides go. Slides move forward automatically.
- It started in Japan, and was used by architects and designers who wanted to give brief presentations of ideas.
- Pecha Kucha is Japanese for chit chat, sometimes called lightning chats.
- Hopefully more entertaining than bullet points!
Presented by Wendy Stephens, Buckhorn High School, Madison County Schools
- Parents watching and tracking teens
- Teens hit with a lot info, and library is a system of information which can be a relief to students