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She is BACK again by Popular Demand!!! 

Register today for Amanda Etches-Johnson's On-Line Course


Getting the Most Out of Blogs, RSS and Other Web 2.0 Technologies 
Amanda Etches Johnson, Reference Librarian at Mills Memorial Library at
McMaster University and author of 

Take your knowledge of blogs, RSS, and Web 2.0 technologies to the next
level! The on-line world is abuzz with the growing potential of blogs,
RSS and other "Web 2.0" technologies to revolutionize an average user's
interaction with the Internet. 

Is your library taking advantage of these technologies yet? This course
will explore blog and RSS content, policies, and marketing as well as a
number of other technologies such as Wikis and social book
marking/networking tools and provide participants with an arsenal of
tips and tricks to start getting the most out of these technologies at
their libraries! 


Begins March 27th, 2006

Who Should Participate? 

This course is intended for librarians and information professionals who
are interested in exploring ways in which blogs, RSS, and other Web 2.0
technologies can be used in their libraries for content delivery and to
create dynamic Web services and presence. Course content is intended to
build upon the participant's existing knowledge of blogs, blog
terminology, and RSS and provide a context within which these
technologies can be used in the library world.. 

Constructed for registrants who took Amanda's Everything To Get You
Started on Blogs and RSS on-line course in the Education Institute last
fall, this course will be suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge
however acquired. 

Key Topics You Will Explore 

* Learn about blog design and usability and how to create engaging
content for your institution's blog
* Explore blog content and style guidelines and ways to implement these
* Discuss ways to market your institution's blog and RSS feeds
* Examine the potential of Wikis as content creation and organization
* Explore social book marking, networking, and content-delivery tools
like, Flickr, and Podcasting and their use in on-line
service delivery. 


Member: $149.00 + GST 
Non-Member: $194.00 + GST 

About the Instructor..... 

Amanda Etches-Johnson is a Reference Librarian at Mills Memorial Library
at McMaster University and author of Amanda's
research interests include educational Web design and emerging
technologies. She has written and presented on topics such as blogs,
social software, and instant messaging in libraries. 

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