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1 Beyond 20 Things Practical Uses for the Social Web Presented by Sherida Bradby, Carolyn Garner & Donna-Jo Webster Pamunkey Regional Library VLA Conference 2009

2 Introduction Builds on what came before with PRL’s 20 Things

3 What did we want to do? Practical projects benefiting staff and/or patrons Involve each staff member

4 The Proposal Process What’s your project? Which Web 2.0 apps are you using? Benefits? Task Outline What do you need?

5 Project Fair Attendees received a passport Each project was assigned a station Attendees visited each station to receive a stamp Those with full passports received a prize

6 The Projects Ashland Library’s Microfilm Instructions

7 The Projects King & Queen Library’s Rollyo Search Box

8 The Projects Reference & Training Dept.’s Subject Guides on PBWorks

9 The Projects Rockville's Quick Picks Blog and Shelfari page

10 Supervising Librarians’ Orientation Video The Projects

11 Storytime Resources Flickr photostream

12 The Projects West Point Library’s “West Point Gals” blog

13 Outcomes Used creative thinking skills Improved teamwork Built on what they explored earlier Maintained interest by updating regularly

14 Challenges Creating unique projects Application limitations Project fair was too informal for some Project Fair Time Crunch

15 Benefits Experience beyond looking at a “2.0” web site or app Better customer service More efficient use of staff resources

16 Questions? Thanks for coming!


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