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Wikis Go to the Library: A Workshop for Librarians and Teachers

April 9th, 2010

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $45
CPDU Credits: 3

*Location:*
Graduate School for Library and Information Science Building, Room 126
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61820

*Description*

*Why wiki?*
Feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of creating your own website? Are you wondering how to generate easy-to-update user guides and other library tools of the trade? Or are you interested in finding ways for groups of people to collaborate on creating content? Wiki software might be just what you need.

*What's a wiki?*
Wiki software allows multiple people to create and edit web pages. Wikis typically support text, photos, graphics, video, and links, are are easy to update.

*I want a wiki!*
In this hands-on workshop, participants will set up their own wiki using Wikispaces, and will learn about how wikis can be used in libraries, schools, and other settings.

*Presenter: *
Frances Jacobson Harris is the librarian at University Laboratory High School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a professor of library administration at the University Library. She team teaches a required computer literacy course sequence for eighth- and ninth-grade students, which includes information literacy and Internet ethics components. Frances has presented and published on topics related to young adults, Internet ethics, and digital information. She is the author of /I Found It On the Internet: Coming of Age Online/, published by the American Library Association (2005). She can be reached at francey@illinois.edu or through her library website http://www.uni.illinois.edu/library.

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