Better Bookmarks


What You Learn:
Become more digitally literate by using the social bookmarking tool Diigo to annotate, tag and share web content.
Delivery Method:
Online, at your own pace.
60 minutes.
More course details below.
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  • Do you wish you could search your bookmarks or Internet favorites?
  • Would your life be easier if you could highlight and make notes on interesting web content?
  • Are you looking for a way for your team to easily create and maintain course lists, reading lists or current awareness services?

If you answered ‘YES’ to at least one of these questions then Better Bookmarks is for you.

This course introduces the concept of social bookmarking as a better way to bookmark web content and uses Diigo to illustrate how social bookmarking works.
Better Bookmarks also introduces three key concepts used in many digital spaces:

  1. Annotating to find important information quickly
  2. Tagging as a means of organising information
  3. Cooperative Knowledge Building to construct shared understanding.

This course focuses on the cognitive element of digital literacy and can be taken in conjunction with other digital literacy courses, or on its own.
This course is aimed at beginners and there is no requirement for you to possess prior knowledge of digital literacy, social bookmarking or Diigo. You will be required to create a Diigo account and complete activities using Diigo.
This course is delivered online and is self-paced.

Learning Outcomes

Engaged learners who complete all the course content and activities will improve their ability to:

  1. Recognise how the Better Bookmarks Blueprint, Killer Social Bookmarking Tactics for Librarians, can be used to make the most of social bookmarking.
  2. Understand the common practice of bookmarking web content within a browser is no longer an efficient way to save and organise web content.
  3. Understand the benefits of social bookmarking for librarians and information professionals.
  4. Appreciate how easily the methods of annotating print resources can be replicated in an online environment.
  5. Recognise tagging is an important means of organising information.
  6. Realise that sharing and collaboration is necessary to improve understanding, productivity and team work.
  7. Apply the techniques introduced in the course to the learner’s everyday work as a library and information professional.

Course Facilitator

Sally PewhairangiWith over 15 years’ library experience, Sally has worked in a range of libraries and through her business, Finding Heroes, is on a mission to encourage more “dare to do different” conversations amongst New Zealand library staff as she believes there is so much we can do together, as individuals, to make our lives easier and of greater relevance to our customers.


Sally is a recent convert to Diigo and uses it all the time to save, annotate and share web content. Sally has written more than two dozen articles for LIANZA's Library Life and is an Aurora Alumni. Sally has tribal links with Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki and Whakatōhea.