Amplifying Serendipity

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Slides from a presentation I gave to the Manitoba Librarians Conference on May 9, 2007. There was a fair bit of video and audio content that is not included in these slides although there are screen capture placeholders.

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  • 1. Amplifying Serendipity Librarians are reaquot;y good at doing three things: nurturingscholarship, nurturing community ... and amplifying serendipity.John Seely Brown Manitoba Libraries Conference Darren Kuropatwa, May 8, 2007 Photo source: running with the seagulls

2. Welcome ... video source: http://youtube.com/watch?v=x60pWzJvb9Q 3. What is Web 2.0? one way web vrs. two way web attitude Photo source: http://ickr.com/photos/[email protected]/245962103/ 4. An Attitude everything is customizable, personalized,interactive and constantly evolving video source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4mStrgvzXs 5. http://www.go2web20.net 6. Changing Our Context video source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g 7. people 8. people peoplepeoplepeoplepeoplepeople people 9. people peoplepeoplepeoplepeoplepeople people 10. people peoplepeoplepeoplepeoplepeople people 11. people peoplepeoplepeoplepeoplepeople people 12. Source: http://www.dragonmount.com 13. person 14. people peoplepeoplepeoplepeoplepeople people 15. people peoplepeoplepeoplepeoplepeople people 16. people peoplepeoplepeoplepeoplepeople people 17. people people peopleauthourpeople people people 18. The Very Best Christmas Present Ever Posted by Robert Jordan on December 22nd, 2006 in the Robert Jordans Blog category This is a very short post, Im afraid. I know its been awhile since I posted last, but various things kept getting in the way. Still, here goes, with the best Christmas present Ive ever received. Something I had to share without any delay.As you all no doubt know by now, the marker for amyloids is something called Lambda Light Chains, which are found in the blood. The normal range is between 1 and 3. Five months ago, I was at 75. Four months ago, that had gone up to 96. The higher the LLC number, the worse for you. So I wasnt doing so hot.This morning the Mayo gave me my most recent LLC number. 3.14!!!! No, that isnt a typo. 3.14!!! Im on the brink of normal. Something I never thought Id say about myself in any regard, frankly. Ive got Liston the ropes, guys, and I really believe that your prayers and well-wishes have helped put him there. Now I just have to put him on the canvas. This isnt a cure, and Im not even sure whether it will count as remission, but it means Im still on my feet and will be for a while yet. 3.14! Hot damn!Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everybody.Ill talk to you again after the 1st.RJSource: http://www.dragonmount.com/RobertJordan/?p=72 19. Harry Potter author JK Rowling has updated her diary with news that her favorite book in the series is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and what better way to end.She also says:Some of you have expressed a (much more muted!) mixture of happiness and sadness at the prospect of the last book being published, and that has meant more than I can tell you. If it comes as any consolation, I think that there will be plenty to continue arguing and speculating about, even after Deathly Hallows comes out. So if youre not yet ready to quit the message boards, do not despair...Ms. Rowling has also added some thoughts to her rumors section and answers two frequently asked questions.Thanks Helena.Source: http://www.hpana.com/news.19754.html 20. Authors & Students source: The Secret Life of Bees Weblog 21. Sue Monk Kidd Dear Students,It is an exceptionally nice honor to have you reading my novel in your Modern American Literature class! Im extremely impressed with your weblog, which Ive been following. What fun for the author to listen in on your discussions and see the wonderful and provocative artistic interpretations that youve created. The experience has opened my eyes to new ideas about my own work! 22. The Horizon Project 23. The Horizon ProjectCamila, Georgia, USA Shanghai, China Vienna, Austria Dhaka, Bangladesh Melbourne, Australia 24. International Teen Life 25. International Teen LifeSnow Lake, CanadaCartejena, ColumbiaVirginia, USA Kuala Lampur, Malaysia 26. The Flat Planet Project 27. The Flat Planet Project Oakville, CanadaSurrey, UK 28. 1001 Flat World Tales 29. 1001 Flat World TalesFredericton, CanadaKragujevac, Serbia... and moreHagerstown, USAKuala Lampur, Malaysia 30. Fraction UNProjects 31. Fraction UNProjects 32. Students Voices One of my class blogs ... 33. Students Voices Brittanys talks about her class blog 34. Students Voices Brittany talks about Scribes 35. Students Voices How Manny uses the blog 36. Students Voices A new standard of excellence 37. Developing Expert Voices 38. Listen to an Expert Voice who learns in depth ...The Assignment Think back on all the things you have learned so far this semester and create (not copy) four problems that are representative of what you have learned. Provide annotated solutions to the problems; they should be annotated well enough for an interested learner to understand and learn from you. Your problems should demonstrate the upper limit of your understanding of the concepts. 39. Listen to an Expert Voice who publishes for the world ... 40. Listen to an Expert Voice and the world replies ... 41. Library 2.0 user-centered change user participation in the creation of both thephysical and the virtual services they want consistently evaluating services reach new users and better serve current ones 42. Library 2.0 libraryjournal.com 43. Exemplary Librarian Blogs 44. Exemplary Librarian Blogs 45. The Librarians (ning) Network 46. Twitter.com the stupidest idea youve ever heard ... 47. Twitter for libraries 48. Amplifying Serendipity Librarians are reaquot;y good at doing three things: nurturingscholarship, nurturing community ... and amplifying serendipity.John Seely Brown Manitoba Libraries Conference Darren Kuropatwa, May 8, 2007 Photo source: running with the seagulls 49. you 50. people peoplepeopleyour librarypeoplepeople people 51. otherlibrary peopleauthoryour communityother people librarypeople 52. otherlibrary peopleauthoryour communityother people librarypeople 53. otherlibrary peopleauthoryour communityother people librarypeople 54. thanks