Posted by: bluesyemre | July 17, 2015

Visitors and Residents: useful social media in libraries by Ned Potter @ned_potter

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A keynote for the Interlend 2015 Conference. Blog post explaining these slides in more detail at: http://www.ned-potter.com/blog/visitors-and-residents-useful-social-media-in-libraries.
The Digital Natives myth is readily accepted but ultimately damaging. As students (and staff) come into our higher education system, to make blanket assumptions about their abilities with or understandings of technology based only on their date of birth is to do them a disservice. An alternative way to explore peoples’ use of the net is the Visitors and Residents model from Le Cornu and White (first brought to my attention by Donna Lanclos). I find this a proplerly useful way of thinking, which can help us as libraries provide geniunely useful social media for our users, whether they are in Visitor mode or Resident mode. This presentation explores why the Digital Natives theory is a bust, introduces V&R, looks at the use of YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Blogs by libraries, and provides links to more detailed papers on Digital Natives, Visitors and Residents, and other insightful viewpoints.

http://www.slideshare.net/thewikiman/visitors-and-residents-useful-social-media-in-libraries

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