The first Online Picture Sharing class was last week and the second is this week, we only have 15 laptops for the patrons to use so we have to have multiple sessions. I choose to focus on Flickr vs one of the many other online picture sharing sites inpart because MRRL has a Flickr account and because of the Social aspects of Flickr. Online Picture … Continue reading Teaching Patrons about Flickr
I’m a joiner what can I say? Tombrarian tagged me for a meme, create a Wordle tag cloud based on a book. I’ve been playing with this and it’s so cool! I guess I need to tag someone too, how about Talking Books and the Goblin in the Library Continue reading How the Leopard Got His Spots
Earlier this year Robin and I heard that some of our nieghbors in Kansas were planning an Unconference, calling it Kansas Library Camp. We agreed that Missouri needed one of these so we made plans to crash their conference, borrow their ideas and started the search for funding for a Missouri Library Camp. Everything was going great, we were welcomed at Kansas Library Camp and ideas … Continue reading Missouri Librarians Unite!
I’m taking a break from the video game (PS2) I’m playing, to write this, because even though I tell myself the hard parts teach me patient and perseverance, they really make my head want to explore. 🙂 Last night I finally taught the rescheduled Introduction to Blogging class I was supposed to teach in May. I really love these classes and even better, patrons love … Continue reading Are other libraries teaching patrons about blogging?
It’s 7 am and I haven’t even finished my first cup of coffee but I’m already excited! LibraryThing has added a Find Friends feature! Sweet! One of my favorite tools, as a librarian, a book lover, goes even more social! It has the usual option to find people using your email contacts, but also a way to search for friends using your “also on” connections. … Continue reading LibraryThing adds Find Friends feature
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 to get people to read your blog? visit your myspace … Continue reading What’s your hook?
Anyone who knows Robin or me knows either one of us can easily talk your ear off about Web2.0, probably for a whole day, if you’re unlucky enough to be stuck wth us for that long. 🙂 But what about 4 days between the two of us? Well, we’re about to find out. We’ve been invited back to present for MoreNet and the Missouri State … Continue reading 2.0 round 2