This was a great presentation that started out with a look at Hennepin’s wonderful Bookspace, hop over and take a look at it, it’s impressive. Just some of the things that really stand out
- pictures of patrons reading
- enews sign ups
- main page index
- Featured lists – created by librarians
- What We’re Reading – created by staff
- Reader’s Lists – patrons are creating these!
- Genre pages
- New titles list
- Librarian tips and news
Who is doing all this work? There is a Bookspace Coordinator, a senior Libririan in Web Services, a bookspace worskshop and bookspace coordinators.
The interface for contribution is easy!
Staff are required to contribute content, it is part of their job, not volunteer.
Robin did a write up of this from her IT point of view and you can see the whole presentation here (scroll down).