Category Web 2.0

Using a wiki for Reader’s Advisory

One of the first things we started when I came to MRRL was create online Reader’s Advisory lists for patrons.  We’ve used a couple of different services for this in the last 3 years, but they cost money and were controlled by outside vendors.  Earlier this year I was looking for funding to be able to add some new […]

What’s your hook?

One of the things about having a blog or facebook page for patrons is that you need to give them a reason to come back. What can they get there that they can’t get anywhere else? The Pirates application on Facebook hooked me with the monkey, I love monkeys! So what hook are you using […]

How do you find the time?

It seems every time I give a presentation on Web tools one of the questions I’m asked by overwhelmed participants is – how do you find the time to keep up with everything? I give an off the top of my head answer, which, while truthful, doesn’t cover everything. I’m hoping writing about it will […]

Do You RSS?

Today is RSS Awareness Day.  Given how many feeds are in my Bloglines account I know I couldn’t get by without it!  Don’t know what RSS is?  I’ll let the Common Crafts guys explain it to you. They’ll do a better job than me! :)

Twitter in Plain English

The folks at Common Crafts do it again! Twitter is one of those Web2.0 tools that can be hard to explain to people how aren’t familiar with it, and even harder to explain why they’d want to use it. Check out this great video for a fun explanation.

Online Photo Sharing in Plain English

The “In Plan English” people do it again! I’ll be showing this in my class for the public later this year!

Sense of Humor

Just a reminder to myself – Never take yourself too seriously. You’ve got to have a sense of humor about yourself and what you do. ] From the guys at Richter Scales 2/10/08 edited to update link to video


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