Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Web 2.0 and Social Networking for the School Library

Instructor: Karin Perry

Dates: Not currently scheduled

Credits: 0.75 CEUs

Price: $90

As a school librarian, do you get confused when people talk about Tweeting, Posting, Blogging, and Skyping? Don’t let the number of social networking possibilities stop you from jumping in and taking advantage of these tools. Social networking gets a bad rap because of the cyberbullying stories highlighted in the nightly news, but despite the dangers, it is important for teachers and students to know just how much potential social networking has in the world of young adult literature. Teens can connect with each other and with their favorite authors with the click of a button. This course will provide hands-on practice using Twitter, Goodreads, Blogs, and Facebook/Edmodo to enhance teens’ reading experiences.

Participants are expected to spend 7.5 hours on the two-week course.

Karin Perry

Karin Perry Karin Perry is an Assistant Professor in Library Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Prior to taking a university position, she worked as a school librarian in both the elementary and middle school settings. She holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum – English Education and a Masters of Library and Information Studies, both from the University of Oklahoma. She serves on the Teen Read Week and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers committees for YALSA.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.