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Thanks to all who attended the  Northland Library Cooperative meeting in Traverse City yesterday. How wonderful to spend time at my home library and with Michigan library folk. Download the slides for the keynote Library as a Classroom and afternoon session Formula for Success here. Selected Library Journal “Office Hours” columns cited: Adopt or […]

Thanks Northland Library Cooperative!




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What does it mean to be Mindful and Reflective? M.I.N.D.F.U.L Mistakes: “By not making mistakes, by not taking responsible risks, by waiting until someone else makes it perfect before we can adopt it, we miss an opportunity to benefit from any success of the project now.” Interact: “Connect and interact as an individual […]

Reflecting on Reflective Practice – A TTW Guest Post ...


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Last month, someone contacted me about creating social media plans in libraries. From our email exchange, I think she was a bit surprised when I said that I think social media plans often get in the way and are a waste of resources. I told her that I could not […]

Your Library Does not Need a Social Media Plan By ...



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This post was written by Kasia Grabowska for last semester’s LIS 768: Library 2.0 & Networking Technologies class. Kasia has allowed me to repost it here. After doing brand monitoring research for the past few weeks, looking closely at Skokie Public Library (and not so closely at several other libraries), I decided to […]

Social Media Best Practices for Libraries: A TTW Guest Post


Don’t miss: http://www.asaecenter.org/PublicationsResources/ANowDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=36272 One of the stumbling blocks for libraries when we talk about blogging is the fact that so many library blogs never get comments. This article – focused on associations – might be very useful for strategic planning for the library blog. I especially like this one: 2. […]

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Dion Hinchcliffe posts an overview of the best of Web 2.0 for 2006: http://web2.wsj2.com/the_best_web_20_software_of_2006.htm Amongst the choices are some of my favorites as well: Netbvibes and YouTube.

Best Web 2.0 Software of 2006