Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Oct: Creating Subject Guides for the 21st-Century Library

This 90-minute workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 4:00pm Eastern.
The subject guide has been a valuable tool for school and academic librarians for decades, first as a print resource and more recently as web pages and web-based documents. In this ALA TechSource Workshop, Buffy Hamilton of The Unquiet Library will show how to revitalize the subject guide as a dynamic, customizable, social resource by integrating it into the web.
Topics include:
  • How to use free resources such as widgets, RSS feeds, mashups, cloud computing, videos, and social bookmarking to create streams of quality information
  • Understanding the concept of social scholarship
  • How to use non-traditional social media sources of information such as blogs, Twitter streams, podcasts, and YouTube in your subject guides
  • Free and subscription-based tools you can use to host these information portals/research guides


Buffy Hamilton is the Learning Strategist for the Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, she was a high school librarian and teacher at The Unquiet Library in Canton, Georgia. Buffy has over twenty years of experience in public education as a high school English teacher, technology integration specialist, and librarian. Her interests include social media, participatory learning and culture, ethnographic studies, digital composition, personal learning environments, critical pedagogy, and social scholarship. She was a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and blogs at The Unquiet Librarian and ALA Learning.


Registration is $50 for individuals and $100 for groups.

How to Register

Registration for this ALA TechSource Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates. This 90-minute workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 4:00pm Eastern.