Wikis and More...
Using Web 2.0 Tools in Library Instruction
Michelle Harris, District Librarian, Heyworth CUSD #4

Wiki Description:
In today's info-rich society, school librarians need to be on the cutting edge when it comes to teaching our students new skills for a new age. Web 2.0 tools spark student interest and can be a dynamic means of learning, creating, and collaborating. But does this brave new world feel a little intimidating to you? Are you struggling to think of ways that these kinds of tech tools can be integrated with the library lessons and books you already use? Join me as I demonstrate how a wiki--combined with some cool Web 2.0 tools--can be an easy way to bring your library instruction into the 21st century for learners of all ages.

This session will focus on
  • demonstrating the ease of using wikis.
  • a variety of Web 2.0 tools that can be used in a library setting...both for instruction or display.
  • examples to spark your own ideas for creating awesome updates to lessons you already teach!

Presentation History
  • October 2011:Presented session at Illinois School Library Media Association Fall 2011 conference, Springfield, IL.
  • April 26, 28, & May 3, 2011: Workshops for Heyworth CUSD #4 faculty, Heyworth, IL.
  • May 4, 2011: Submitted wiki as final project for class LIS 590MLL (Media Literacy & Youth), University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.