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 services and it occurred to me that the Library could … Continue reading Using a wiki for Reader’s Advisory
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?
It seems every time I give a presentation on Web tools one of the questions I’m asked by overwhelmed participants is – how do you find the time to keep up with everything? I give an off the top of my head answer, which, while truthful, doesn’t cover everything. I’m hoping writing about it will help me give a clearer answer next time, maybe get … Continue reading How do you find the time?
Today is RSS Awareness Day. Given how many feeds are in my Bloglines account I know I couldn’t get by without it! Don’t know what RSS is? I’ll let the Common Crafts guys explain it to you. They’ll do a better job than me! 🙂 Continue reading Do You RSS?
The folks at Common Crafts do it again! Twitter is one of those Web2.0 tools that can be hard to explain to people how aren’t familiar with it, and even harder to explain why they’d want to use it. Check out this great video for a fun explanation. Continue reading Twitter in Plain English
The “In Plan English” people do it again! I’ll be showing this in my class for the public later this year! Continue reading Online Photo Sharing in Plain English
Just a reminder to myself – Never take yourself too seriously. You’ve got to have a sense of humor about yourself and what you do. ] From the guys at Richter Scales 2/10/08 edited to update link to video Continue reading Sense of Humor