Thursday, February 7, 2008

LibWiki Training

Part 1: Wiki Basics (10 minutes)

What is a Wiki ?
Wikis in Plain English video

Wiki Software
There are hundreds of different kinds of wiki software to choose from. Check out the WikiMatrix

LibWiki uses Mediawiki software
Widespread Use - You'll be prepared to partipate in other wikis
Familiar - Used for Wikipedia

Examples of Wikis in the Library World

Sharing Best Practices & Professional Development

Library Success Wiki: A Best Practices Wiki
Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) Wiki
Library Outreach Wiki
Library Instruction Wiki
PALINET Leadership Network

Research Guides

Bizwiki from Ohio State University
Norwich Research Guides from the Kreitzberg Library
Florida State University Subject Guides


University of Texas Libraries How do I wiki?

Wiki as the Library Website

USC Aiken Gregg-Graniteville Library web site

Internal Communication/Training
Circulation Department Wiki: Procedures Manual

Part 2: Wiki Scavenger Hunt (20 minutes)

Part 3: Create a Personal Page (20 minutes)

Part 4: Brainstorm Uses of Wiki (10 minutes)
What are some possible ways that the wiki can be used by library staff for collaboration? Post your ideas in the LibWiki Suggestions section of the wiki.

1 comment:

  1. Big kudos here to Cindy and Suzanne B. for all the time and work that they put into their wiki presentation. It was obvious that they were well prepared and spent additional time with all the links here and exercises, directions, etc.
    What a fine job by a dynamic duo! The scavenger hunt really helped me. I hope to use some of these links for additional help.
    Thanks again, Suzanne and Cindy!