Facebook Community Pages vs Official Pages and Your Library or Business

I have paid very little attention to Facebook's connections and the community pages it creates until yesterday. Yesterday I took a closer look at connections and my profile page.  Now like many libraries my library has a Facebook page it looks like this. I kept the library in my work history when I click on that name on my info tab I see this - a community page. At the top is says Our goal is to make this Community Page the best collection of shared knowledge on this topic. If you have a passion for Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, sign up and we'll let you know when we're ready Read more [...]

My Favorite Privacy Quotes – A Top Ten Countdown

As part of National Privacy week I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes about privacy. Hopefully they will get you thinking about privacy, if you weren't before, and spark some conversation. 10 . Our work to improve privacy continues today. - Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook I don't think I really have to comment on this one, its just amusing. 9 .Law-abiding citizens value privacy. Terrorists require invisibility. The two are not the same, and they should not be confused. ~ Richard Perle According to Wikipedia - "Richard Norman Perle is an American political advisor and lobbyist Read more [...]

Its Privacy Week!

Its the first ever National Privacy Week The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom has established Choose Privacy Week, May 2-8, to help libraries work with their communities around these complicated but vital issues. Privacy has long been a cornerstone of library services in America and a freedom that librarians defend every day. Choose Privacy Week invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives libraries the tools they need to educate and engage users, and gives individuals the resources to think Read more [...]

I Wrote a Chapter for The Readers’ Advisory Handbook!

I'm excited to announce that The Readers' Advisory Handbook is now out! Over a year ago my friend, and awesome librarian, Kaite Mediatore Stover asked if I would be interested in writing a chapter for her readers' advisory book.  She wanted me to address the online aspects of RA.  I'm more of a blogger than an article or book writer but Kaite convinced me it was worth it. I am honored and humbled to be included with the contributors to this book.  Check it out! Part I Getting to Know Your Materials Chapter 1 How to Read a Book in Ten Minutes, Jessica E. Moyer Chapter 2 Nonfiction Read more [...]

Top Ten Links Week 16

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 4/16/2010 thru 4/22/2010 1. NYTimes: Out of the Loop in Silicon Valley -  Sexism is still alive in Silicon Valley and pretty much everywhere else including libraries. 2. NYTimes: Web Coupons aKnow Lots About You, and They Tell - love coupons? Me too, but make sure you know what information you're giving up when you get web coupons. 3. Two magazines, Newsweek and New York Teacher, offer competing views of what it will take to fix our schools via dmlcentral- the article the link goes to looks at two magazine covers but Read more [...]

Top Ten Links Week 17

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 4/23/2010 thru 4/29/2010 1.Facebook's Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline - a must read. You know privacy settings on Facebook have been changing but just seeing the time line will put it in perspective. 2. CIOs say IT should not block socianetworking sites via @sabram 3.Texting and cellphones being used successfully in fight against malaria via @dmlcentral - love stories about tech being used to save lives Using a mix of text messages, Google Maps and cloud software, organizers of a pilot program backed by IBM, Novartis Read more [...]