Last year the AALL Computing Services Special Interest Section sponsored the first Web 2.0 Challenge, an online course to introduce law librarians to social software and how to use it in their libraries. The course was so popular that CS-SIS is sponsoring it again in 2009.
The Web 2.0 Challenge will provide a free, comprehensive, and social online learning opportunity designed for law librarians that incorporates hands-on use of these technologies. The course is intended for law librarians who have little experience with these technologies but are interested in learning more.
The online course will take place between August 3 and September 6. The five week course will cover these areas:
- Week 1: Blogs & RSS
- Week 2: Flickr & Social Bookmarking Software
- Week 3: Social Networking Software and Twitter
- Week 4: Wikis and LibGuides
- Week 5: Web 2.0 @ Your Library
Participants will be required to complete a series of weekly activities, including viewing an instructional screencast; completing hands-on exercises based on the lesson; weekly blogging about their experience; and participating in a weekly small group chat session. The course will culminate with each participant developing a proposal for implementing a specific social software tool in their library.
More information is available at the CS-SIS website.