At the ischool, there is a focus on incorporating technology and innovation to further the field of librarianship. The librarians of today will have to be tech-savvy as the world is becoming increasingly digital and connected. While I will continue to be exposed to innovative and expensive library technology, I think the cool free online web tools us poor graduate students swap with each is just as cool. While incorporating these tools into new librarianship will require some creativity, I think the advantages are these tools are free, fun to play, allow for creativity, and I have seen them successfully incorporated into group projects and enhance information sharing. Here are some:
http://www.wordle.net/- A website which allows you to create free wordle. You input a website or even a set words, and it will create an image based on randomizing words.
http://prezi.com/index/ – Allows users to create interactive presentations and incorporate multiple media such as websites, video, audio, images, etc. Users can create presentations and publish it to the website or even download the presentations onto their computer!
http://www.symbaloo.com/- Symbaloo allows users create a webmix of their favorite websites in an organized and appealing interface. I was informed of this website in a group presentation, and they utilized it to present web resources on the topic I think they would be awesome to organize internet sources for ready reference or a specific research project.