Staff Enrichment Series

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Solution Center, Wilmington Room

Presenter links posted to Connotea


8:30-9:00 Registration and Refreshments


Web 2.0
Paolo Mangiafico (Duke)
Digital Projects Consultant

Ideas and principles of Web 2.0 and tools that apply these principles.



Learning Commons Technologies
Joe Williams (NCSU)
Director of the Learning Commons

NCSU Libraries is using the freeware bulletin board software, phpbb (, as the centerpiece of our Learning Commons homepage. This software allows patrons to see "who's online" in the library, offer feedback, ask questions, and converse with library staff and other patrons. In the future, patrons will also be able to display personalized information about themselves on an opt-in basis. Williams will give an overview of the Library Commons and how this technology is being used in it.

10:00-10:45 Break
An opportunity to meet and mingle with your colleagues.


Blogs, Wikis, and RSS
Megan von Isenburg (Duke)
Associate Director of Public Services/Information Services and Chair of the Technology Advisory Committee at Duke Medical Center Library

Web 2.0 tools to help share knowledge, collaborate, and keep current

Further readings:
7 Things You Should Know About Blogs (Educause)
7 Things You Should Know About Wikis (Educause)
RSS: The Next Killer App for Education (Technology Source)



Panel on Using Tools to Pursue Interests, Personal and Professional
Tracyene Charles (Duke)
Circulation Assistant for Public Documents and Maps
Mandy Hurt (Duke)
Senior State and International Assistant for Public Documents and Maps

Demonstration of how social networking sites can be used to pursue interests.


Lunch (Box lunches will be provided)


     Carpooling Information
Contact the person listed below from your institution to find out about transportation arrangements and carpooling options.

Kim Burhop
Carolene Griffin
Laura Blessing
Tiffany Allen

Please email if you have special needs or questions.