#1 (Week 1) Permission to have fun while learning

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Welcome to the School Library Learning 2.0 program and blog. Chances are if you've found your way here you're either:

a. a member of the California School Library Association (CSLA) who is participating in the School Library Learning 2.0 Challenge.

b. interested in learning about and playing around with some new Web 2.0 tools that will help you expand your information literacy toolbox.

Either way… we’re glad you're here!! Discovery has never been so much fun ... School Library Learning 2.0 is an online learning program that encourages you to learn more about emerging technologies on the web that are changing the way people, libraries, and society access information and communicate with each other. The concept for this self-discovery program was borrowed from the Learning 2.0 program designed in 2006 by Helene Blowers, Technology Director of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Learning 2.0 has been enthusiastically promoted at CLA, Internet Librarian and other library conferences. Libraries across the country have modified the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Learning 2.0 program for their own staffs. This version is also based on SJLibraryLearning2, a modified program for employees of San Jose State University and San Jose Public Libraries. Unlike other library programs, School Library Learning 2.0 is packed with curriculum connections and is the equivalent of a 36 hour graduate level course.

This site highlights “23 Things” and discovery exercises to help you become familiar with blogging, avatars, RSS news feeds, tagging, wikis, podcasting, online applications, and video and image hosting sites. To familiarize yourself with this project, be sure to read the About page. The FAQs should answer most of your questions about this program. We recommend that you subscribe to our RSS feed as well.

So fasten your seat belts, grab your mouse and get ready for a discovery adventure… and remember it's OK to play in the library and have fun!