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Info/Techno Overload: The Age of Social Networking

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Info/Techno Overload: The Age of Social Networking

Friday, May 14, 2010, 11 am – 1 pm, Langson Library Technology Enhanced Classroom Room 228

Part of Intersections, a series of library workshops offering instruction on a variety of fascinating topics for intellectual enrichment and enjoyment.

Description:

Today’s youth and young adults are more virtually connected than ever before. People from every generation are discovering the networking, collaboration, and connection that these tools can provide. Join us as we explore the world of social networking tools. Social networking sites can take place in person or online, social networks grow from similar interests, such as friendship, hobbies, or about beliefs. 

The instructor will focus the first hour on introducing the most popular of these tools, tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and some applications from Google. Time to get help creating your own account will be available for those that want to join one of the social networks being introduced. The second half of the presentation the group will explore some of the issues that have arisen from the popularity of these tools. Issues such as managing information overload, understanding and managing digital identity, privacy issues, and tips and tricks for using these tools.

Presenter:

Danielle Kane, MLIS, Research Librarian for Emerging Technologies and Service Innovation at the University of California Irvine.

Location:

Langson Library Technology Enhanced Classroom Room 228. For a map and directions please go to: www.uci.edu/campusmap. Self parking ($8) in the Student Center parking structure on the corner of West Peltason and Pereira Dr.

Registration:

Free and open to the public. Space is limited to 25, priority given to Library Partners; RSVP to Terri Bokosky in Library Development at 949.824.4651 or email partners@uci.edu.