The Web 2.0 Challenge is off and running!

Now that we’re back from AALL 2009, CS-SIS is off and running with this year’s Web 2.0 Challenge.

We’re very excited to have 104 law librarians from all over the world (including Belgium and Rwanda) and representing a good mix of types of law libraries as students this year. In addition, we have 15 small group facilitators and 8 instructors who have contributed to this year’s course. In the first 48 hours, this year’s group had already produced over 50 blog posts about their learning experiences so far!

Even if you aren’t a registered participant, you are welcome to follow along at the course website to learning about blogs, wikis, Flickr, social networking and bookmarking, Twitter, LibGuides, and how to bring Web 2.0 to YOUR library. All of the materials are publicly available without logging in, except for the small group chats.  Here’s the schedule–feel free to follow along for all or part of the course:

  • Week of August 3: Blogs & RSS
  • Week of August 10 Flickr & Social Bookmarking
  • Week of August 17 Social Networking & Twitter
  • Week of August 24 Wikis & LibGuides
  • Week of August 31 Web 2.0 @ Your Library

In case you missed the presentation about the Web 2.0 Challenge at AALL, you can find the slides and handouts from D-1 I Want My Web 2.0: Lessons from the Web 2.0 Challenge Everyone Can Use right here.

Meg Kribble, Tom Boone, & Sally Irvin
W2C2009 Course Organizers