Monday, 28 July 2008 library applications

Since completing Learning 2.0 last year, a few of us in the Faculty of Arts and Education subject team have been experimenting with Have a look at our nascent collection of links and see what you think. We are FEA.ECU on

Kathryn Greenhill in her Librarians Matter blog post of 12th October 2007

gives a neat example of a application from QUT Library. Their Creative Industries library subject guide now includes a Tag Cloud . Link to it via the QUT guides on their website. Or go directly to

Handy hint from Lutie: If you have a few accounts you can link them under Networks. That way you don’t need to login to each account.

Subscribing to a tag is a great way to keep up with recent activity on a subject. I have subscribed to the tag"Facebook" to help me prepare for a talk I'm giving on Facebook at the Perth Unconference in August 08

Monday, 21 July 2008

"All Together Now: A 2.0 Learning Experience" online program starts 21st July

At our ECU Library many staff completed the Learning 2.0 (aka 23 Things) in 2007. This was run through our ECU Library Learning 2.0 Blog

And the content and style of our program was based on the the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Learning 2.0 program , created and designed by Helene Blowers in 2006.

But the problem for us now is how to update all that valuable information and make it fresh. Hence our in-house hands-on training which we planned offered last week through our ECU Library Wiki

Now a new 2008 online program based on the 23 Things is being offered by Web 2.0 guru and well known US library academic, Michael Stephens

The new program is “All Together Now: A 2.0 Learning Experience.”.

This starts today, July 21 and runs through til in early September 2008. It will be run by Michael through the School Library Journal (SLJ) blog, so check it out now

Monday, 7 July 2008

Library 2.0 Revisited at ECU in July

Following up on the staff survey outlined in my previous post, on what sort of library 2.0 training staff wanted, we are running two ECU Library 2.0 training days this July 2008.

We have planned the two half days through our wiki: "Library 2.0 Revisited". The two days will provide a chance for Library 2.0 newbies to get some exposure to the new technologies.

Most of the staff running the session completed the 23 things Training in 2007. That training was run through the ECU Learning 2.0 blog

Thursday, 3 July 2008

2nd WA Library 2.0 Unconference fully subscribed

Perth library staff are keen for professional development opportunites, it seems. Especially when the event is offered to a wide range of libraries, and it's free.

Registrations for the 2nd WA Library 2.0 Unconference opened on Tuesday July 1st, 2008. By mid-day July 2nd the Unconference was fully subscribed.

Unfortunately numbers had to be limited, as the State Library of WA venue holds just 75.

But, if you are attending, it's not too late to put your name down to help, or to run a session. Details of the event: "Library 2.0 and beyond: getting our hands dirty" on 22 August are on the UnconferenceWiki