What Are the 23 Things On a Stick?

We're glad you asked! These are the 23 Things On a Stick that participants must complete. All the red links below take you to the details and activities for that Thing.

Click on the links and read the entire Thing so you understand the activities and then jump in and have fun learning!

Be sure you have read this and this so you understand how the program works.

Getting Started

1. Set up your own blog, add your first post, & add an avatar. Register your blog and begin your 23 Things On a Stick adventure. Each participant must register her/his own blog to be eligible for the incentive.

What is Web 2.0 and Why Should I Care?

2. Read & watch these perspectives on Library 2.0, Web 2.0, and the future of libraries. Share your thoughts.

Keeping Up

3. Learn about RSS and news feeds and set up an RSS account of your own. Locate a few library-related blogs and/or news feeds to add to your RSS account.

Photosharing and Editing

4. Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site.
5. Have some more fun with Flickr and discover so
me services and mash-ups from Flickr and others.
6. Play around with an online image generator.

7. Web 2.0 tools make communication a snap. Try these tools and think how your library can use them.
8. Share your slide decks, photos, or presentation slides on your Web site or blog with these tools.

9. These Web 2.0 tools make it easy to collaborate on documents and presentations without the hassles of email attachments.
10. Learn about wikis and how libraries are using them. Add an entry to the 23 Things On a Stick wiki.

Social Media:, Tagging, & Digg, and More

11. Learn about tagging and, a social bookmarking site.
12. Do you Digg? Have you Reddit? Maybe StumleUpon is your thing. Major publications (NYT & Washington Post, for example) offer readers the chance to "rate" and recommend their articles to others via these social media sites.

Online Productivity Tools

13. Try out an online productivity tool and learn about others.
14. Take a look at LibraryThing. It is not just for personal collections; libraries are using it too.

Online Games in Libraries

15. Libraries and games are becoming a hot topic. Explore some online games.

Minnesota Library 2.0
16. Media specialists, academic librarians, and public librarians can help their 2.0 students be more efficient in their research with
these Web 2.0 tools: Assignment Calculator & the Research Project Calculator.
17. ELM is more than articles. Use these ELM productivity tools to maximize what ELM can do for you.

Podcasts & Video

18. Discover YouTube and other sites that let you watch and upload video.
19. Explore podcasts and consider creating a podcast of your own.

Social Networking

20. Facebook and MySpace are the way many people communicate--with each other, with the greater community, and in some cases, with their libraries.
21. Facebook and MySpace may grab the headlines about social networks, but there are other networks.

Staying Current

22. With Web 2.0 tools evolving, growing, and changing—not to mention all the changes in Library 2.0
how can you keep up? It definitely takes some effort, but here are some ways to keep learning.

One Last Thing
23. Complete this online evaluation and blog about your 23 Things On a Stick experience.


fairpan said...

I am hoping you leave this blog of things on the site for many months to come. I was not able to look at every link and plan to do so. I was also not able to save every link to my favorites or to and plan to do so as I want to study these things more indepth while I am not rushed to finish. I loved doing the assignments and learning, and seems strange now that I am not sitting every evening with my laptop working on "Things". haha. Thanks again for the offering.

Cher said...

23 Things on a Stick has been a wonderful experience. I have enjoyed each and every one of the "things". It was both educational and fun. I missed it the first time, thank you for offering it for the second time.

Miss Shelved said...

Trolls, lulz, and Web 2.0
"Technology, apparently, does more than harness the wisdom of the crowd. It can intensify its hatred as well." Mattathias Schwartz, The Trolls Among Us, NYT Magazine, Aug 3, 2008.

Watch for this Sunday's New York Times Magazine for an article on the anarchic downside of Web 2.0. It is unfortunate that, for some people, open access encourages anonymous cruelty and destruction, made all the more fun when those in on the joke can gang up on the rest of us.

Surely this kind of behavior makes it all the more necessary that those of us who are responsible adults (of whatever age) keep up to date. Online "cool" must not be the privilege of only the irresponsible. Maybe if teacher/librarians are always able to know at least a little something that our kids do not, they will be better able to accept our guidance about online safety and civility. In becoming part of the interactive web, we lead by example. We may not be the bleeding edge in tech savvy, but we can set a standard for civil discourse, common sense and decency. Don't let the Trolls win.

Unknown said...

The multitype improve library services by promoting and facilitating cooperation among the academic, public, school library media center, and special libraries within their regions. This program is part of the professional development that all of the multitypes provide for the library staff of their members. All people can enjoy in "things".

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