Everyone who takes part in the information economy should have a librarian or six among their watch-list. Librarians have been dealing with issues of taxonomy, location, storage, usability, findability, distribution and audience segmentation since sometime around the 3rd century B.C.
Being focused on the nature of information itself, librarians sit in an interesting quasi-neutral place for figuring out what to do with all the data that washes down the internet every minute. There are a ton of super active, highly digital, info-junkie librarians out there to expand your mind. I’ll suggest one for this Follow Friday.
Sarah Faye Cohen, Social Media Librarian
I first encountered Sarah Faye Cohen when she gave a presentation on social media to a bunch of lawyers at the Vermont Bar Social Media Summit. She gave an excellent, practical and engaging talk on how social media tools work and how they might be relevant to the audience.
If you’re looking for a solid intro to social media tools you would do yourself a favor to catch Cohen’s presentation. Other than that, you’re left with the usual options of follow.
Here’s how I recommend following:
- See her in person if you can.
- Read Sarah Cohen’s blog, The Sheck Spot.
- She’s got a solid collection of presentations on Slideshare.
- And, of course, Twitter serves up the short form and pointers to other great content.