Daily Archives: November 13, 2008


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Via Brett Kochendorfer Google Friend Connect lets you grow traffic by easily adding social features to your website. This means means more people engaging more deeply with your website — and with each other. In this video, Google Product Marketing Manager Mendel Chuang gives a short introduction to Google Friend […]

Google Friend Connect




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LPL Flashdrives, originally uploaded by Lester Public Library. 512MB Thumb Drives, Friends of Lester Public Library Fundraiser, $15.00 each, comes in pink, black, green, red, and blue. Purchase at the circulation desk. Lester Public Library, Two Rivers, Wisconsin

LPL Flashdrives


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Library Services Hierarchy, originally uploaded by herzogbr. Take a look: http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/2008/11/13/what-is-necessary-what-is-possible Not that any of this is rocket science, or isn’t discernible by anyone else that works in a library. I think I did this as an exercise to illustrate patron-centricness. When it comes to library services, everything we offer […]

Library Services Hierarchy




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Fascinating article in SLJ from David Loertscher: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6610496.html Last year, when I thought of revising my book Taxonomies of the School Library Media Program (Hi Willow, 2000), I realized that I had pushed the traditional model of school libraries about as far as it could go. We don’t need a revision. We […]

School Libraries Need a Revolution



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Don’t miss this article from Sarah Houghton-Jan and Aaron Schmidt: http://www.infotoday.com/mls/nov08/Schmidt_Houghton-Jan.shtml While there are many quick, one-time things you can do to make your content findable, we’ll address those later. First, we have to make sure that there’s a reason to promote your library and its website. If you’re not […]

How to Drive Traffic to Your Website


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Kathryn Greenhill reports on Liz Wilkinson, University of Auckland, presenting at the LIANZA 2008 conference:  I was very impressed with an information literacy package she had helped to design. Te Punga uses online graphic novels and simulations to introduce students to the library catalogue. I was even more impressed with her philosophy behind […]

7 Ways to Think about Info Lit



Great stuff: Tips to Make a University Student Blogging Program Successful You Can Never Have Enough Feedback The final step to a successful student blogging program is to constantly pursue feedback. Successful bloggers utilize user feedback to improve their writing and focus on topics that their readers would be interested […]

Tips to Make a University Student Blogging Program Successful


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Via Andrew Finegan from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, comes another example of taking the library to the users. The books are read and passed on to others – great idea. Is anyone doing this in the States? http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/wheelbarrow_library_service.html The vehicle As it takes its cargo of books to sunbathers, paddlers and beach […]

Wheelbarrow Beach Library Service