Enough about me. I learned a heck of a lot, and I tweeted a bunch of the sessions. Below are the major things I learned about (or had good demonstrations of) at the symposium.
- Conduit might be a good service to create a library toolbar, in addition to our LibX installation.
- Use Jing to create short screencast videos (with audio) to explain how to search particular databases.
- "Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies at Ohio University" by Char Booth.
- One can use a LibGuide page as the base for a conference presentation, such as this.
- Put in short poll quizes in LibGuides in order to get feedback from the students in real time.
- View your bit.ly statistics to see who is clicking on the library twitter links or from your blog.
- Promote your special collections. Put in external or reference links in wikipedia for the relevant encyclopedia entries.
- If you have any YouTube videos, put them in a scroller on the front of the website.
- SubjectsPlus could be used as an alternative to LibGuides.
- A Virtual Librarian in Any Class (Co-presented by Elizabeth Fox and Laura Wight) had links to a bunch of great resources, such as the Stuck in the Social Web Pocket Reference guide.
- Here is a plug for some of my LSW friends -- @webgoddess, @pigsinspace, @joshuamneff, @mstabbycat, and @roycekitts, @hbraum, @cclibrarian, and @gohomekiki. See the pics here, here and here.
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