Web 2.0 Challenge 2009 Registration Open!

As we announced earlier this month, CS-SIS is sponsoring the Web 2.0 Challenge again this summer.  The Challenge is a five-week online course that will introduce law librarians to social software and how to use it in their libraries. It will begin in early August just after the AALL annual meeting and run through early September.

The five-week course will cover these areas:

  • Blogs & RSS
  • Flickr & Social Bookmarking
  • Social Networking and Twitter
  • Wikis and LibGuides
  • Web 2.0 @ Your Library

The course is intended for law librarians who have little experience with these technologies but are interested in learning more. We estimate each week’s materials will take 1-3 hours to complete. You need not be a member of AALL or CS-SIS to participate.

Registration is now open! If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form.  Because there are a limited number of spaces available, course participants may be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.  The registration form will be available through June 29, and we will assign accepted participants to their small groups by July 10. However, course content will be freely viewable to anyone who wishes to follow along.

Questions? Contact Meg Kribble (mkribble AT law.harvard.edu) or Sally Irvin (irvinsa AT wfu.edu).  Those of you who attended his session at CALI last week got a preview of the great work being done by our third organizer, Tom Boone, on this year’s course website.