Saturday, February 2, 2013

Thing 6: Online Networks

Thing 6 is all about social networking, which I feel fairly confident about already.  The two main networks they talk about joining are LinkedIn and Facebook, so I've got those covered.  The next ones they cover are for social networks for librarians, such as CILIP, LISNPN, and the LATnetwork. None of the librarian networks really appealed to me too much at this current juncture. I'm loath to join a network that I'm not sure will be very useful to me, and I don't think that ones which discuss mainly events taking place in the UK will. I do believe it's great for getting a sense of what's going on with libraries internationally, but I'm not sure what I hope to accomplish with that right now, so I think I'll leave it be. That said, here are my notes on these networks:

I was intrigued by the article on how people really use LinkedIn, here.  I think that one of the most important features is the groups. I've joined the professional groups that I belong to--