Mar 19th, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stuck in the Social Web

Laura M. Wight, South Dakota State University


The growing popularity and sheer number of social web applications is at times overwhelming. As library professionals with busy schedules and limited resources we must learn to discriminate between the technology fad of the week and applications we can capitalize on to improve our services. This session will identify the scope and relevance of social web applications such as Facebook, Myspace, Meebo, blogs and wikis. Attendees will get to view examples of social web implementation successes and failures, and the tips and tricks to determining which of the varied applications might be the best fit for their library.

Laura M. Wight is an Associate Professor and Information Literacy Librarian at South Dakota State University.