Pre-conference A-LIEP 2011: Workshop 1: RSS Feeds and Web 2.0 for Current Awareness Services & Professional Self-Developmentt

Workshop 1:  RSS Feeds and Web 2.0 for Current Awareness Services and Professional Self-Development
21 June 2011, Pre-conference A-LIEP 2011

Target Audience: This workshop is intended for:

  • Librarians and Information Service (LIS) professionals interested in learning about RSS feeds as a new media application.
  • Reference and Information services librarians wanting to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness in the dissemination and delivery of information.
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about RSS Feeds.

Expected Outcomes of the Workshop
Upon completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Design, develop and implement an RSS service
  • Transfer knowledge and skills to their workplace
  • Promote and market the service to their stakeholders through this media.

Workshop Delivery
The facilitator will employ lectures, group discussions and hands-on activities. The workshop is divided into three broad aspects as can be seen from the program outline below.


0900-1000 :
Current Awareness Services Then and Now: Leveraging on the
“What’s out there” Web 2.0 Technologies
Overview of new media applications currently available and
being used in library and information services
Demystifying RSS Feeds

1000-1020 :
Tea / coffee

1020-1250 :
Using Google Reader to Set Up and Create RSS Feeds
*Participants will benefit from this Hands-On if they have a
Gmail or Google account. Create a Free Account here:
RSS Feeds in MS Outlook

1250-1400 : 

1400-1645 :
Packaging, Promoting and Marketing your RSS Service to your
different stakeholders
Converting the uninitiated: Selling your ideas to technophobes

1645-1700 :
Tea / coffee     


Important Announcement!

Three workshops will be conducted concurrently on the 21 June 2011. Details about the Pre-Conference Workshops can be obtained below:

Workshop 1 - RSS Feeds and Web 2.0 for Beginners


Please visit our registration page (Registration Page) to register for our Pre-Conference Workshop.

Thank you for your interest to participate in our conference.



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