The Librarian Who Doesn't Say Shhh! Ms. O Reads Books: Pinterest & Teacher Librarians So I know there has been a lot of press lately about Pinterest ... and here I am jumping on that bandwagon. But I've been using it for about a year now and I have to say that even though I know it's not perfect in terms of copyright (just pin to the original source as much as humanly possible, please!) and it can be a serious "time sucker" (give yourself 15 minutes a day) ... I like it! Helped me to find lots of cool ideas that I've used with the kiddos very successfully. I'm sure I missed more than a few (is there a way to see who you repin the most besides the three listed on your profile page?) Isn't it funny ... have you seen that ecard that talks about how you feel like you could be friends with someone just because of their Pinterest boards? Find a balance. LibraryATBOT/The Book Bug/Sharing the ShelvesRandom House KidsHarper ChildrenReading RocketsAmy BansakLaurie LeavittLinda's LinksValerie FortAshley KurthKirsten MurphyMax MaciasRegina Hartley: Hey Twitter friend!
Media in the Middle | Empowering learners through creative inquiry, lifelong reading, purposeful research, and ethical use of information. learning. happens. here. — The MHMS Daring School Library Blog How to Kill a School Library: 10 Easy Steps This is a straightforward, how-to set of instructions for squelching all remnants of library service in a school community. It’s been a painful set of rants and raves to record, and I can’t say I’ve enjoyed it. However, what I see worries me so much that I just can’t keep my mouth shut. 1. Fire your librarians. If you really want to get rid of library programs and services, start at the top. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Robin Overby Cox is an elementary library supervisor in central Texas.
Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 One of the barriers commonly cited during my presentations around eLearning 2.0 (use of Web 2.0 / social media for work and learning) is that organizations often have not established their policies or guidelines around the use of these tools. Unfortunately, companies sticking their head in the sand doesn't do any good. Employees are using these things in some way. Companies need a policy. I think IBM's policy is a pretty good starting point: IBM Social Computing Guidelines Updated 6/2/2009. Other company policies or discussions of guidelines I've seen around blogging, social media, web 2.0: However, I'm not really sure how many organizations have these kinds of policies and who in most organizations establishes them. If you have good articles, posts, etc. on how to get these established in your organization or stats on how common it is among different kinds of organizations, please point me to them. In some ways, the question we face is -
The Library Voice writing-a-social-media-policy An office worker was fired after her employer discovered her sex blog. A waitress was fired for venting about a customer on Facebook. A woman lost a job offer at Cisco because of something she said on Twitter. These incidents illustrate why it might be wise to create a social media policy for your employees. "I would say it is absolutely crucial for any size business with employees to have a social media policy," said Vivienne Storey, general manager of BlandsLaw, a boutique law firm outside of Sydney, Australia, that specializes in employment law. Storey also writes for the firm's blog on social-media policy issues. A social media policy outlines for employees the corporate guidelines or principles of communicating in the online world. Writing a Social Media Policy: Deciding When to Create a Social Media Policy A social media policy can be a company's first line of defense to mitigate risk for both employer and employee. There are two approaches to creating a social media policy. 1. 2.
The Unquiet Librarian How to Write a Social Media Policy Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Because virtually 100% of companies are now involved in social media—whether they acknowledge it or not. Even without any formal plan to use social media, every organization with more than a handful of employees (and many under that benchmark) is present in social media because people are talking about them. If no one else is discussing a company, its employees almost certainly are. Even one offhanded remark about a coworker, customer, product or financial situation can damage a company’s reputation. As a guide to crafting an effective social media policy, you can emulate or combine ideas from one or more of the many social media policy examples now posted online, including the 57 social media policy examples from Dave Fleet or the more than 100 examples posted by Ralph Paglia. Essential Topics for an Organizational Social Media Policy Introduction and Definitions • Social networking sites (e.g. Social Media Objectives Connect:
Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas | Create, Collaborate, Innovate (Updated post from my Podbean Site) Summer 2014 I was asked to present a webinar to Ohio School Librarians for InfOhio. The recording is available here. I also created a resource list (adapted from a collaborative presentation with LISD librarian, Leah Mann) and year long programming ideas that I will continue to update on this page. WEBINAR RECORDING: Invent to Learn by Sylvia Martinez and Gary StagerScript Changers: Digital Storytelling with Scratch by Kylie PepplerSoft Circuits by Kylie PepplerShort Circuits by Kylie PepplerArt of Tinkering by Karen Wilkinson and Mike PetrichMakerspace Playbook by Maker MediaWorlds of Making by Laura Fleming Diana Rendina has a great post and pinterest board on this topic! Good for Upper ES- HS Good for Lower ES Makedo Kit: Build anything with cardboard (smash this with Hummingbird robotics to build cool stuff!) from kodokids.comlibrary mobile mag wall and play podium9Colleen GravesSXSWedu *What if I can’t get it all? Maze Game Challenge: