Tuesday, December 15, 2009

23 Things for RAO Section Members

Would you like to explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and social media? Are you wondering how archivists are using Web 2.0 tools and how you might too? The Reference, Access, and Outreach Section invites you to participate in its pilot offering of 23 Things for section members beginning January 19, 2009, and continuing for 12 weeks. Participants will be introduced to and required to use blogs, wikis, photo and video sharing, social networking, and other tools. Participants will be assigned to a mentor who has experience using Web 2.0 tools who will offer guidance and support. You will share your experiences and reflections with other participants via a blog established for that purpose.

No previous experience with social media is required, but a willingness to try each of the tools, share your impressions and experience with other participants, and share feedback after the pilot is complete is required. While there is no fee for this opportunity, advance registration by January 13 is required by contacting Kate Theimer at kate.theimer@gmail.com.

The original “23 Things” (“Learning 2.0”) was developed by Helene Blowers for the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County as a way to encourage employees to explore and expand their knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0 by having them do “23 things.”