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Hi everyone,

I spend much of my time richocheting between websites these days. I write two blogs: a social networking and library issues blog called Library Stream, and book review blog called Mostly NF. But you'll often find me posting photos on Flickr, too.

As a library trainer, I have a blast teaching a Social Web Literacy course (for which there's a class blog -- an RSS feed is below on the left side of this page). Several people have told me the class blog was useful to them just to get a taste of what we cover in the course. If you stop in to look, I'd love to hear what you think of it. Drop me a line in Library 2.0 Ning.

Spinoffs from that class have included library blogs, podcasts, a library wiki, the library Flickr page, a MySpace page, dozens of social sites produced by newly-addicted staff, and an in-depth LibraryThing class for reference librarians. Even more to come... It's an exciting time.

I'm also in LibraryThing and Facebook and on Ning's: ALAmembers and LibrarianBloggers.

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Starting LibraryStream

I'm launching a new blog this week and I hope you'll visit. It's called LibraryStream.

My plan is to use this blog to follow the course of social software in general and its value to libraries specifically. I’m the system trainer at a large public library system in the Pacific Northwest, a social web participant, and an avid reader. I hope I can marshall all those hats into an interesting blog.…


Posted on October 8, 2007 at 11:45pm

Social Web class spin-off

Interest in the social web at our library steadily grows. Each time Susan and I teach our Social Web Literacy survey class, we hear about a couple more staff members who have picked up personal interests in blogging, photo-sharing, social cataloging, or some other form of networking.

This week, based on a request from a reference librarian who had attended our social web survey class, I started teaching an in-depth look at LibraryThing. The aim of the class is to delve quite a bit…


Posted on July 16, 2007 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Exposing our entire staff to the Social Web

NOTE: I originally posted this on the ALA Ning, but have since thought that the Library 2.0 Ning is the better place for it. So what follows is kind of a reprint...

Using Michael Stephens' keynote at the Polaris User's Group last October as motivation, we…


Posted on April 3, 2007 at 11:48pm

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At 1:09am on May 26, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Steve,
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.

Mike McQueen

LET'S NETWORK HERE TOO (request me as a friend):
My TWITTER Profile
At 2:59pm on July 20, 2007, Lakegan said…
The mixer was fun! Mel was there too! She seems to be quite to social butterfly! Next year?
At 1:28am on April 29, 2007, Steve Campion said…
No prob, Emily. I answer to pretty much anything these days. :)
At 7:30pm on April 28, 2007, Emily Clasper said…
Oops. I meant Steve. :)
At 7:29pm on April 28, 2007, Emily Clasper said…
Hi Stave, thanks for the comment. I'm glad I'm not alone in my frustration!
At 11:27pm on April 10, 2007, Steve Campion said…
Thanks everyone. Yes, the class is a joy to teach. Some people come into it thinking they know most of what Susan and I are about to cover but by the end of the second hour they're telling us, "Wow! I had no idea how much was happening ou there. My head is going to explode." We usually smile and remind them that the class is only half over. I wish we could teach it everywhere. Or to the public.

Emily: You're right about the trouble making, of course.

Meredith: Sure thing. I love your writing.

Bonnie: Hope your unconference goes well. Wish I could attend.

Melissa: I look foward to swapping photos with you on Flickr.

Janice: There's no place better to hike or bike that the NW!
At 12:30pm on April 10, 2007, Emily Clasper said…
Hi Steve, thanks for the invite. Aren't we all troublemakers around here? :)

I love the Social Web Literacy class... I'd love to do something like that for our libraries here. Maybe you can give me some inspiration!
At 5:38pm on April 9, 2007, Meredith Farkas said…
Hey Steve, thanks for the compliment on my article! It's been so fun being able to highlight great projects like these in a national forum like AL.
At 4:01pm on April 3, 2007, Melissa Shepherd said…
And the funny thing about interests, the more you read, esp. non-fiction, the more you are interested just never stops. Added you as a contact on Flickr--you will get to see some attractive Huntsville Alabama sights, which don't even compare to the Pacific Northwest!
At 10:50am on April 3, 2007, Janice Banser said…
Thanks for the add Steve, I was thinking I might head 'that-a-way' this summer for some biking/camping. Although there is so much to see and do here on the island!

I am jealous of all you have been able to implement in your library, it is a real struggle here to get buy in and convince staff to find time to play. Was the blog to support the class?

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