MLA Presentation

Yesterday I drove 6 hours round trip to give a presentation (Learning Web 2.0 - Technologies and Beyond) with Robin at the Missouri Library Association Conference. This is the second time we've given this presentation, the first one was a Telepresention through MOREnet. I have to say we rocked the house at MLA! We were both spot on with our presentation (we alternate back and forth throughout), the audience was receptive and interested, and we got a lot of great questions at the end. One person even asked if we were interested in taking our show on the road, we said sure! So we might be presenting Read more [...]

Myspace Guidelines

The Library has had a Myspace page since our Learning 2.0 program. Part of the duties for my new position is to create goals and guidelines for all of the Library's social networking sites. When I started writing the Myspace Guidelines I was surprised to find despite the proliferation of Libraries with Myspace pages, I could find only one with a policy. The Guidelines have been approved and MRRL's Myspace page is official! The administrator of the Library’s Myspace page will follow these guidelines in addition to the Library’s Public Service Policies Purpose • Connect with teens, authors Read more [...]

We are del.icio.us!

With a "to do" list a mile long I feel as though I'll never get anything finished. Technically this isn't finished either as it's meant to be a living page and it's well on it's way. My library is using our del.icio.us account to create our Weblinks page for our patrons. Robin set up the page using dishy and I've been busy adding links left and right. This is so much easier than maintaining a classic weblinks page, the Reference staff only has to know how to use del.icio.us and agree on a taxonomy for tags. No need to know html or use page editing software, which makes our website designer Read more [...]

Finding my way

I started this blog, then stopped blogging and deleted all the posts. I felt I lacked direction. With the Learning 2.0 program, and some other factors I've been given the chance at a new position with in my Library - Digital Services and Resources Librarian. I don't claim to be an expert or even an advanced user, I do claim to be finding my way through the 2.0 jungle like many others. The thing about finding your way is it's easy to loose track of where you started and how far you've come, the wrong paths you took and the shortcuts you found. Since I'm no stranger to blogging I know what a great Read more [...]