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C3:  Tools for Collaboration, Communication, Community

This online course will introduce you to 8 tools that will help you to collaborate with colleagues, communicate with your patrons (and your colleagues!) and build community. The first session, an overview, will briefly introduce all the tools, then each of the 8 remaining sessions will cover one tool in more depth, and give you a chance to try out the tool and practice using it.
The tools (and dates of the sessions) are:

bulletOverview  August 18, 2009
bulletTwitter  August 27
Use Twitter keep up with news from a variety of organizations and companies, and to keep your patrons up-to-date on what's happening at their library.
bulletGoogle Docs   September 8
Google Docs allows you to work on and store your documents (and slide presentations and spreadsheets) online, so it's available to you from any Internet-connected computer, and also allows you to share that document with others, and let them edit and collaborate, if you wish.
bulletMeebo  September 28
Meebo allows you to manage all your instant messaging accounts in one window, but also lets you put a chat box on your website or blog, so your patrons can communicate with you easily, in real time.
bulletDoodle and Dim-Dim  October 6  (May be replaced with Google WAVE, if available by then)
This session will show you how to use Doodle (online polls) and Dim-Dim (free videoconferencing), as well as give you ideas for how you can use them in your library.
bulletPhotoStory3   October 27
You can create narrated videos, using photos and graphics (or "slides"), in a Ken Burns-style of presentation.
bulletOnline Calendars   November 11
With online calendars you can keep a calendar online, share events with others as you wish, and publish a calendar on your website or blog to keep your patrons "in the know" about events at the library
bullet Wikis   November 24
With wikis you can invite others to join online projects, such as gathering local history. Specialized wikis, such as WikiTree, are devoted to specific purposes while others, such as pbworks, allow you to build a wiki on any topic
bulletdelicious  December 8
With delicious you can store your bookmarks online (so they're available to you from any Internet-connected computer) as well as share your bookmarks with others--and see what others have bookmarked that might be of interest to you!

The Overview will be one hour (1 hour CE credit) and
the remaining sessions will be 1.5 hours (1.5 CE credits)

Register in the CE catalog:  http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/cgi-bin/cecat

Southwest Iowa Library Services
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd., Suite 190
Council Bluffs, IA  51503