Social Networking Literacy Competencies for Librarians: Exploring Considerations and Engaging Participation

Murphy, Joe and Moulaison, Heather Social Networking Literacy Competencies for Librarians: Exploring Considerations and Engaging Participation., 2009 . In Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 14th National Conference, Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend., Seattle, Washington (US), 14 March 2009. [Conference paper]


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Based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, social networking literacy training prepares librarians from multiple generations for work with new and emerging social applications. These applications impact both library services and users in today's college and research libraries. Librarians must understand these new technologies, before making educated decisions about choosing if or how to implement them in library services they offer. By describing and defining the general concepts for engaging these technologies, the authors suggest practical methods for training library practitioners and students in these participation-rich online competencies. The authors also describe their experiences creating new library services based on social networking literacy, and in training librarians in these competencies. The librarian in charge of implementing social networking services in the Yale Science Libraries since 2007 will share his experiences, and will describe the ways in which these competencies were shared with LIS students at Rutgers University in Spring 2008.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: online social networking, social networking sites, Facebook, Twitter, Library2.0, information literacy, social networking literacy, Web2.0, 21st century librarians, technology literacy, mobile applications, media literacy, social media
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IJ. Reference work.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CZ. None of these, but in this section.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AZ. None of these, but in this section.
F. Management. > FZ. None of these, but in this section.
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GI. Training.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BZ. None of these, but in this section.
L. Information technology and library technology > LJ. Software.
Depositing user: Joseph Murphy
Date deposited: 22 May 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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