Creating Subject Guides for the 21st-Century Library
- 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
Buffy Hamilton is the Learning Strategist for the Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, she was a high school librarian and teacher at The Unquiet Library in Canton, Georgia. Buffy has over twenty years of experience in public education as a high school English teacher, technology integration specialist, and librarian. Her interests include social media, participatory learning and culture, ethnographic studies, digital composition, personal learning environments, critical pedagogy, and social scholarship. She was a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and blogs at The Unquiet Librarian and ALA Learning.