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10 More Reasons to Use Flickr in Your Libraries (Updated)



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Originally uploaded by Weymouth Public Library

Of all the Web 2.0 tools, my favorite has to be Flickr. A few months ago I posted 10 Reasons to Use Flickr at Your Library. While on the Minnesota tour, more than a few folks marvelled at what Flickr could do for libraries: getting out into the social pool, offering easy storage for any size library on any budget, and creating a more dynamic atmosphere for tagging, comments and more.

I’ll advocate again: get a flickr account at your library! Here’s why:

For no muss no fuss image storage for the library materials processing wiki!

For an easy way to display a rotating set of images on your library home page.

To promote what your teens are doing at the library and a book sale!

To share the library’s history.

To create awareness and promote workshops of a library consortium.

To mash up with some cool toys!

To commemorate the first patron of the new bookmobile!

To promote the state library association’s conference — putting a face on the association.

To promote a way to thank our users with fortunes hidden around the library!

To share images of Staff In-Service Day with the community – that’s transperancy at work!

BONUS: Great benefit: librarians and staff also get to PLAY with the tools!

Update: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lansinglibrary/sets/72057594106946697/ Get community leaders to pose for READ posters!!! (Via Steven at Library Stuff!)