23 Things for Archivists

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Welcome to the Reference, Access, and Outreach Section’s  “23 Things for Archivists,” an online program designed to help archivists learn about some of the most commonly used social media (or Web 2.0) tools. The original “23 Things”—Learning 2.0— was developed by Helene Blowers for the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County as a way to encourage employees to explore and expand their knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0 by having them do “23 Things.” RAO is pleased to offer the first “23 Things” program designed specifically for archivists. This trial program introduces RAO member participants to using tools freely available online including blogs, photo and video sharing, social networking, wikis, social bookmarking, mash-ups, and other “Things” to encourage archivists to expand their knowledge of the Internet trends and social media.

The team for the pilot project of 23 Things for Archivists, in 2009/10, was Amy Schindler (then-RAO chair) Kathy Marquis, Kathryn (Kathie) Otto, Kate Theimer, and then-Section interns Jessica Miller and Ben Bromley. The team for the second current version of the program, 2010/11, is Kathryn Otto (RAO Section vice chair), Kathy Marquis, Section intern Alexandra Krensky,and Rebecca Bizonet and Heidi Butler.

“23 Things for Archivists” is made available under a Creative Commons license.

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