Social Media Mavens Community
You like social media? Then this might be the perfect opportunity to present on something you are currently working on or are interested in.
It's time for the 4th Annual BIGWIG Showcase at ALA Annual (formerly the BIGWIG Social Software Showcase), and we are looking for your help!
In the interests of staying as "current" and relevant as possible, we would like you to propose topics for this year's Showcase.
You can do that here: http://www.yourbigwig.com/node/add/topic
Once done posting a topic, you can view and vote on your favorite topics here: http://yourbigwig.com/topics/2010
A topic can be anything related to libraries and emerging technology, from social media to discovery platforms to open-source tools to using tech tools in new or innovative ways. Use your imagination!
Also, if you are interested in presenting on this topic yourself, please put your name down - and you will be contacted with details following the voting.
Please keep topics somewhat general - but provide more details, if desired, in the "comments" portion. Be sure to suggest and vote on topics/presenters by next Friday, May 14th!
We are opening a new library building but have not been able to pass a operating rate increase referendum. One new way to increase participation is get the community involved with an interactive Facebook group. We started a Facebook group, "Fans of the Sugar Grove Public Library". Please jon us as I welcome your input on how to get the community residents to join and get more involved. What incentives do you offer folks to get there and then stay involved? Thanks for your support and ideas.
My name is Rebecca Blakeley and I'm glad someone started this group! I am definately a Social Media maven, so I had to join. ;-)
I started a Government Information Interest Group at ALA Connect. All kinds of librarians are welcome! Public, School, Special, Academic, etc.! It is pretty bare bones right now and I could use some help in developing it and making it grow. It is a great way to connect with all types of librarians who share an interest in government information, but may or may not be part of a depository library or a member of GODORT. It is another way to provide outreach and educate our fellow librarians about the world of government information!
The group is for those interested in government information (federal, state, local, and international). Various topics of interest include depository libraries, government information collections, open access, transparency, and preservation of government information, E-government, Government 2.0, and using social networks to collect and disseminate government information (”Gov Docs 2.0″) and more!
If you could spread the word, I would really appreciate it!