Librarian by Day Bobbi Newman | I'm not that kind of librarian

Posts Tagged ‘patrons’

How social media can hurt your library

We've all seen warnings and stories about people getting fired from their jobs because of status updates or photos on social medial sites like Twitter, Facebook and blogs. CNN is has a new one with some social networking don'ts 1. Don't announce interviews, raises or new jobs 2. Don't badmouth your current or previous employer ...

Monitor your brand

06.15.2009 · Posted in Free Tools, Reputation, Social Tools

Carie Lewis has a great guide to monitoring your brand using iGoogle, it's easy, free and most of us already have a Google account, plus it pulls all the information into one place. She includes 5 different categories: Brand - mentions of your name, including acronyms, misspellings, etc Current - issues that people are talking ...

“Go be secretly awesome. Then tell someone.”

06.04.2009 · Posted in Librarianship, Technology, Training

I've never been fortunate enough to hear Jessamyn West speak and based on Jenica's notes from last week, I'm really missing out.  Some of my favorite bits The digital divide is real, and our system for technology education scales very badly.  There are economies of scale in most library work – processing 30 books does ...

The Library is…

04.17.2009 · Posted in MRRL, Patron Satisfaction

For National Library Week we asked patrons what the library is to them. These are some of the responses so far, they go all around the pillar. I also took individual pictures of them, go look at them, they're awesome! You have to forgive me this is one of the last chances I'll have to ...

Library Usage Will Go Up During a Recession – Management Are You Really Prepared?

01.09.2009 · Posted in Library Staff, Patron Services

I've seen many news articles and video lately about usage of libraries increasing during a recession. I've personally noticed my library seems busier.  While many have celebrated the increase of use and the public attention we so rightly deserve, we also need to consider the down side.  Our funding might be cut, the public is ...