Monday, October 4, 2010

Research Colloquium - School of Library and Information Studies, Edmonton

The School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta invites you to attend the following Research Colloquium:

Brenda Chawner, Senior Lecturer, School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

“New Technologies, New Challenges: Building and Managing Online Identities for Professional (and Personal) Communication"

Librarians and other information professionals are increasingly being encouraged to create, maintain, and negotiate online identities using blogs, microblogging services (e.g. Twitter), and social networking services such as Facebook and LinkedIn. As these online social networks become more pervasive, people in professional positions increasingly find that their networks include family and friends, as well as colleagues. This blend of personal and professional communication provides a way for them to engage with people outside their immediate circles, but it can also blur the boundaries between professional and personal interactions. This presentation will contrast the results of a survey of information professionals’ use of these services in mid-2009 with those of a similar survey carried out in early 2007. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of factors that organizations should consider when implementing a social media policy.

When: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Where: 2-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Time: 12:00pm­1:00pm