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The 23 Things – Learning 2.0

I refer to Helene Blowers inestimable effort – 23 Things and Learning 2.0 – for libraries often. I believe that this has been one of the most transformational and viral activities to happen globally to libraries in decades. Her efforts have really made a difference.
People ask me for the links and I send them out. I thought it would be just easier if I posted some of these links here from my collection. Then you can surf and play all you like.
Enjoy. Play.
23 Things / Learning 2.0
The original 23 Things from Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg County
Sean Robinson’s PPT of his (Allen County PL) library’s 21 Things
Allen County PL Links to their 21 Things
Some of my articles:
Information Outlook, Feb. 2006 Issue
43 Things I might want to do this year
Information Outlook, Feb. 2007 Issue
15 Minutes a Day: A Personal Learning Management Strategy
Other Versions of the 23 Things for different library sectors:
California School Library Association
InfoPeople’s (California) “Our 23 Web 2.0 Things:
Minnesota’s 23 Things on a Stick
King County Library System 27 Things
Combined Arms Research Library: 24 Things (Special)
23 Things Remixed
Victorian Public Libraries Learning 2.0
Yarra Plenty (Australia)
Washington County Free Library and the Western Maryland Public Libraries Statewide Maryland Libraries Learning 2.0 – 23 Things
MLibrary 2.0 – 13 Things (U of Michigan)
Swinburne University of Technology Online Learning
Deakin University Library 23 Things
PLAN’s Navigating New Technologies
MRRL Library Learning 2.0 (29 Things in Missouri)
23 Things at TPL (Toronto Public Library)
And on and on. If you search “23 things” or “Learning 2.0” on Google you’ll get loads of links to surf. There are hundreds of libraries doing this.
Build Your Own List of Things to Learn:
Are you self directed and know what you want to learn? Then, build your own list.
43 Things
SirsiDynix Institute Sessions
(These are on iTunes too)

Helene Blowers —Technology Director, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Learning 2.0: Make “play” your New Year’s resolution
Jan 09, 2007
Christine Mackenzie —Chief Executive Officer, Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Hopping into Library 2.0: Experiencing Lifelong Learning
Feb 05, 2007
Other sites of a similar nature:
The Internet can change your life: a series of daily assignments designed to teach the newbie all the wonderful things the Internet has to offer blogged by R.A. Meyer at Guam AFB. It’s currently at 181 Things!
The Complete Web 2.0 Directory
5 Weeks to a Social Library Meredith Farkas, Amanda Etches-Johnson and the entire 5 weeks team.
• Five Weeks to a Social Library is the first free, grassroots, completely online course devoted to teaching librarians about social software and how to use it in their libraries. It was developed to provide a free, comprehensive, and social online learning opportunity for librarians who do not otherwise have access to conferences or continuing education and who would benefit greatly from learning about social software.
• The course is taught using a variety of social software tools so that the participants acquire experience using the tools while they are taking part in the class. It uses synchronous online communication, with one or two weekly Webcasts and many small group IM chat sessions made available to participants each week.
• By the end of the course, each student develops a proposal for implementing a specific social software tool in their library.
• Course content is freely viewable and all live Webcasts are archived for later viewing.
• The course will cover the following topics:
• Blogs, RSS , Wikis , Social Networking Software and Second Life, Flickr, Social Bookmarking Software, Selling Social Software @ Your Library
• The content of this course is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike license.
• For a listing of the social software experts who will be presenting during the course, please visit the Program. You can also access content for each week of the course from the menu on this course page.
• The list of individuals participating in the course is available on the Participant Blogs page. To receive all blog content coming from the course, you can subscribe to the following RSS feed To receive only blog posts from the organizers of the course, you can subscribe to this RSS feed
Learning 2.1: Explore… Discover… Play! is the continuation of 23 Things / Learning 2.0
• Requested by staff very often. It is an ongoing list of ‘things’ with guest bloggers rotating and taking the helm each month as Learning Guides.
• There is a public Learning 2.1 Ning network as well as a Learning 2.1 Wiki.
• Check it out and feel free to join. – mashing up 21st century skills with lifelong learning. 🙂
Library 2.0 Wiki: Learning 2.0 in 15 minutes a day or
Here we are. What now? (21 lessons in sidebar…)
List of Learning 2.0 libraries in delicious:

Posted on: February 5, 2008, 3:45 pm Category: Uncategorized