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 … Continue reading The Library is…
Remember how last month I blogged about using a wiki for the library's Readers Advisory Site? It looked like this. Well we ran into some issues, the IT department was having some problems with the input form and the other Librarians didn't like it (I'm not gonna list their complaints), so I started rethinking it. … Continue reading Using WordPress for Bibliographies or Readers Advisory Sites
One of the first things we started when I came to MRRL was create online Reader's Advisory lists for patrons. We've used a couple of different services for this in the last 3 years, but they cost money and were controlled by outside vendors. Earlier this year I was looking for funding to be able to add some new … Continue reading Using a wiki for Reader’s Advisory
Please excuse me a moment of self indulgence, MRRL's twitter account got a shout out in a recent Library School Journal article about libraries using Twitter. Since the flickr account and the blog are a labor of love on my part I'm so happy when I see that they are getting some love from someone else. We've … Continue reading MRRL’s Twitter account gets a shout out
Saturday was our first Game Day to include Guitar Hero. It was a small, last minute Game Day in order to help introduce the exciting new programs we'll be having this year and the opening of our Teen Zone. It was a success! Although the lighting in the room wasn't great I managed to snap … Continue reading Guitar Hero Rocks the Library
I've been managing MRRL's blog for a couple of months now. Just getting staff used to the idea and getting them excited about it. With the New Year came the "official" kick off of the blog. There are now other contributes on a regular basis and an "official" calender of when posts are sent to … Continue reading We Want to Know What You Think
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 … Continue reading We are del.icio.us!