Meredith Farkas’ Web 2.0 class at SJSU SLIS

If you’re looking to learn about Web 2.0, Meredith Farkas (author of Social Software in Libraries) is teaching it this spring in the SJSU SLIS program and welcomes outsiders to register to participate in conversations and comments, or just subscribe to its RSS feed. See her posting at:

Class begins on Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

EVENT: Demystifying & adopting Web 2.0 technologies in the archives

Friday June 19, 2009, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lane Medical Library, Stanford School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford CA, 94305, Room M202

Are you interested in using Web 2.0 tools in your archives? Are you wondering if they are relevant to your work? Do you think that all these new “cool” tools will be difficult to master? This workshop provides archivists with an overview of “classic” and emerging Web 2.0 tools and techniques. Hands-on training will help attendees to gain experience effectively implementing these tools at work. Learn how to use emerging technologies to boost your productivity, network with colleagues, promote your institution, showcase archival collections, display digital objects, generate metadata, solicit user reviews, etc.

In this workshop you will learn:

* To recognize Web 2.0 techniques
* How to create a podcast
* How to submit/edit an article on Wikipedia
* How to create and manage a wiki for a project/class
* To collaborate through social bookmarking sites
* How to open an account with Flickr, Facebook and YouTube
* How to create a blog and publish tweets, etc.

More details at Society of California Archivists.

EVENT: Implementing Web 2.0 in libraries

Date: Tuesday March 24, 2009 at Golden Gate University

The BayNet Library Association presents a panel discussion on Web 2.0 implementation for libraries as part of the Life Long Learning Symposium at Golden Gate University. Each panelist will give a presentation on an aspect of implementing Web 2.0 in a library setting. After each presentation and at the end there will be a Q&A session with the audience.

6:00 P.M. Meet and mix (refreshments will be served)
6:30 P.M. Introducing the panelists
6:45 – 7:45 P.M. Presentations
7:45 – 8:30 P.M. Audience Q&A


Steven Dunlap
Head of Technical Services, University Library, Golden Gate University.
Introductions and presentation on tag clouds in the OPAC, evaluation of three implementations.

Gene Springs
Web Librarian, University Library, Golden Gate University.
Evaluating products and solutions.

Prano Amjadi
Director of Public Services, Santa Clara University Law Library
Technical and other issues involved in implementing web 2.0 on library web pages and in the (III) OPAC.

Tom Kaun
Teacher Librarian, Redwood High School in Larkspur
Social networking implementation in a secondary school, creating booklists through LibraryThing and implementation of AcquaBrowser.