TTW Mailbox: PBWiki Presenter Packs & Flickr’ing History

LeAnn Suchy, Reference & Information Literacy Librarian at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University Clemens Library in St. Joseph, Minnesota writes:

I was one of the people attending your speech at the MN Library 2.0 Summit in Roseville on the 14th of this month. I mentioned information about PBwiki and you asked me to write you a little blurb about it for your blog, so here is the information I know:

PBwiki, an easy-to-use, free wiki program, wants to make presenting information about wikis even easier. If you’re giving a presentation about how to use PBwiki or wikis in general, PBwiki has created the PBwiki Presenter Pack that is available for free for your use. All you have to do is apply for the Presenter Pack by giving them a little bit of information about you and your presentation. They will quickly get back to you and send you a free PBwiki t-shirt that you can wear at your presentation and a link to a handful of helpful PDF and PowerPoint documents and videos. They will also give you three free one-year Gold memberships and they ask that you keep one and give two away at your presentation. With Gold memberships, you get even more features for your wiki.

I received my t-shirt within a couple of weeks, even though it stated it could take 6 to 8 weeks, and I have found the information in the Presenter Packs to be very helpful. Also, if you have any suggestions for making the Presenter Packs better, they welcome suggestions. Yay, PBwiki!

And, Michael, I also wanted to share with you the Flickr account I maintain for our libraries. One person at the Summit mentioned the Flickr account when you were talking about Flickr, so I thought I’d share it with you.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/csbsjulibrary/

I make a This Day in History series where I highlight an even in history and showcase books in our collection about that event, and then of course link those books into our catalog. I also take pictures of popular reading shelves (Clemens Reads & Alcuin Reads) and then I give a little blurb about the book and link to our catalog. I also have put tours of our two libraries on there, too, and used the notes feature on the floorplans to link to the pictures. I want to take pictures at events and showcase them but I haven’t yet done that. Hopefully with our Art Contest and our Edible Book Festival this coming spring I’ll be able to get some of those things up.

Thanks LeAnn! I had no idea trainers could get a Presenter Pack. :-)

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