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ERIC Number: EJ896821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Using Social Networks to Create Powerful Learning Communities
Lenox, Marianne; Coleman, Maurice
Computers in Libraries, v30 n7 p12-17 Sep 2010
Regular readers of "Computers in Libraries" are aware that social networks are forming increasingly important linkages to professional and personal development in all libraries. Live and virtual social networks have become the new learning playground for librarians and library staff. Social networks have the ability to connect those who are passionate about sharing what they know and helping library professionals remain relevant in both the physical and digital worlds. Public library trainers Marianne Lenox--staff training and volunteer coordinator at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (Ala.)--and Maurice Coleman--technical trainer for the Harford County Public Library (Md.)--share professional material, articles, and techniques benefiting their own libraries and institutions with each new class, tutorial, or handout they deliver. They each use their own techniques and resources to create and nurture social networks as both formal and informal learning tools. Though their methods differ, they achieve the similar result of increasing information intake and resource redistribution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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