School Library Web Presence Webinar
Date & Time: March 1st 8pm EASTERN,
Archived Elluminate Session
Webinar Transcript -(only lightly edited)
Guests: Guests: Buffy Hamilton, Carolyn Foote, Barb Jansen, Christina Bentheim
Hosted by: Gwyneth Jones and Joyce Valenza
3/1/10 8pm EASTERN, How is your library available to students via the web? What is your library web presence in the community? Are you a web wallflower or dancing with the stars web-wise? A discussion of effective practice and essential elements for making your library instruction, program, and tools more accessible for students and the community. (Cant' see the video? YouTube blocked? Check out the Xtranormal version at the bottom of the page)

School Library Web Presence Resources:

Gwyneth/Joyce introductions
Christina / Carolyn Web 2.0 tools to bring library "to" students more easily
Barbara Instructional tools on website
Buffy LibGuides and other instruction tools

Get to know our guest speakers:
Christina Bentheim is the school librarian at D.L. "Dusty" Dickens Elementary School in North Las Vegas, Nevada. She is going to talk about her library's web presence, as well as some of the pitfalls of web presence within an elementary school.

Carolyn Foote, is a techno-geek-librarian from Austin Texas. She's been a librarian for 20 years and taught English prior to that. She's especially interested in how libraries can reach both their own students and other schools globally, and thinks public relations are a very important part of our jobs. Excited by all things geeky her blog is called Not So Distant Future.

Barb Jansen is the Chair of 1-12 Instructional Technology and Library Services and the High School Librarian at St. Andrew's School in Austin, TX. She is a doc student at the University of Texas School of Information and she does NOT have a social life!

Buffy J. Hamilton, the Unquiet Librarian, is a Fierce librarian and information maven who loves learning, social media, dogs, fabulous shoes, and good lip gloss.

Find us here:

Carolyn Foote WHS Library blog, Not So Distant Future professional blog
Buffy Hamilton CreekView High School Library, Unquiet Librarian professional blog
Christina Bentheim
Barbara Jansen,
Gwyneth Jones Electronic Portfolio, MHMS Media Center Blog, Library Media Tech Musings Professional Blog, Steam Powered Wiki,

Webinar Slides:

Tools for Getting Started:

Edublogs and Blogspot
Flickr and Flickr 365Libs Project
Wikispaces PBWorks to build wikis for use in instruction

Glogster for creating engaging graphics and links for your wiki, blog, or webpage
Meebo Bar for embedding your social network within your wiki, blog, or webpage
Facebook Fan Page for communicating with your school's community of parents, students, and teachers
YouTube for uploading and sharing videos
Delicious for social bookmarking
Diigo for social bookmarking
The Dickens LMC Web Presence via

Tools for Deepening your Connections:

Google Docs for collaboration, surveys
LiveBinders for management of a collection of related links
Shelfari and Library Thing
Ning for creating your own social network
NetVibes for creating resource sections and pages
Wibiya Bar for embedding your social network within your wiki, blog, or webpage
ShowYourself widget for embedding a list of all your sites
LibGuides Buffy Hamilton's LibGuides

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