Bring your subject guides into the 21st century with new workshop from ALA Editions
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, "Creating Subject Guides for 21st-Century Libraries" with Buffy Hamilton, to take place at 4 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The subject guide has been a valuable tool for school and academic librarians for decades, first as a print resource and more recently as Web pages and Web-based documents. In this ALA TechSource Workshop, Buffy Hamilton, founder of The Unquiet Library will show how to revitalize the subject guide as a dynamic, customizable, social resource by integrating it into the Web.
- How to use free resources such as widgets, RSS feeds, mashups, cloud computing, videos and social bookmarking to create streams of quality information
- Understanding the concept of social scholarship
- How to use non-traditional social media sources of information such as blogs, Twitter streams, podcasts and YouTube in your subject guides
- Free and subscription-based tools you can use to host these information portals/research guides
Registration for this ALA TechSource Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates. The workshop takes place at 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The session will last 90 minutes.
Buffy Hamilton is librarian at Creekview High School in Canton, Ga., where she introduced Media 21, a participatory, transliterate learning environment for research projects. She received a Cutting-Edge Service Award from the ALA's Office for Information and Technology Policy. A 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, Buffy was also named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 EdTech Leaders of the Future. She blogs at The Unquiet Librarian and ALA Learning.
ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands‐on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.
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