Charge:

Scan the 2.0 environment for effective participation by AASL, develop guidlines for and create an AASL 2.0 presence, and make recommendations for the continuity of the AASL 2.0 presence.

Minimum Intended Outcomes - Delivered June, 2009

1. Develop a series of 3 to 5 "hot topics" podcasts related to "Standards for the 21st Century Learner"
2. Develop an AASL presence on Facebook and other social networking sites.
3. Sponsor 3 - 5 AASL activities on the ALA Island in Second Life.
4. Monitor development of ALAConnect and make recommendations on how AASL can use this resource to engage members and potential members.
5. Develop a Resource Guide on social networking.



Fulfillment

1. We created two montage videos on how practicing librarians and library administrators are currently using Web 2.0 tools. These have been submitted to AASL. Several more will be created prior to the Annual Conference.

2. We created a Facebook group, a Twitter account, and an ALAConnect group.

3. A joint AASL-ISTE SIGMS virtual learning community group was formed to meeting in SL monthly. Some of our guest facilitators this year included David Loertscher, Joyce Valenze, Mike Eisenberg, David Warlick, and Will Richardson. See photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/elainetulip. This community will continue to remain active during the next school year.

4. We create a list of recommendations for AASL in ways to best leverage ALAConnect. See the document below.


5. We are in the process of creating an online resource guide to social networking and Web 2.0 tools. View information about this document prior to the Annual Conference.