Volunteer in Indy at the Web 2.0 Tech Kiosk!

Have some knowledge of Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis and social bookmarking? Then the Web 2.0 Tech Kiosk wants YOU! We are looking for volunteers to share their knowledge with other ARLIS/NA Conference attendees. The Kiosk is an informal setting to ask questions about various new technologies; start a dialogue on how libraries are using them and have hands-on time with the resources. Volunteer staffers help their colleagues to question, learn, and explore what’s going on in the world of social software and how art libraries of every type can take advantage of these tools.

Benefits of volunteering:

· Sharing your knowledge with others and adding to the art librarianship dialogue

· Expanding your network of ARLIS/NA members

· Gaining instruction experience in an informal setting

Interested in volunteering? Visit the Web 2.0 Tech Kiosk wiki to view the time slots needed, at: http://artlibrarytech.pbwiki.com/Staffing+Schedule To volunteer contact Rebecca Cooper at rebeccacooper@gmail.com or Kristen Mastel at klmastel@hotmail.com with your preferred date/timeslot.

The Web 2.0 Tech Kiosk was developed as a way of introducing art information professionals to the tools and uses of Web 2.0 technology.  At the 2008 Annual Conference of ARLIS/NA, the Tech Kiosk  invited attendees to get hands-on instruction in setting up a blog, posting to a flickr account, subscribing to RSS feeds, creating a wiki, and more.  The goal of the kiosk was to provide a one-on-one learning experience, in which visitors could discover free tricks and tools and walk away with some hands-on experience and knowledge of how the world of art information is changing.  What we found was that one-on-one became many-to-many, and before long visitors were all asking questions that led to other questions and inspired new ideas for other kiosk visitors.  While the tech staff provided most of the answers, it was the questions that prompted the real learning, on both sides of the table!

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