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Are you my mentor? An exploration of the intersection of Twitter & mentoring relationships. In the real world mentors are usually organic relationships without specific titles, goals, or responsibilities. Mentors are simply experienced people you get to know and look to for advice, informally and organically. They’re people you go […]

Are you my mentor? Twitter & Mentoring – A TTW ...




I’ve recently completed a temporary 10-month stint as sole tweeter and community manager for Hennepin County Library (@hclib). About a month in, I wrote a guest post for Tame The Web exploring what I’d learned about tweeting for public libraries at that point (http://tametheweb.com/2012/04/20/tweeting-for-public-libraries/). “Follow Your Patrons” is a follow-up, […]

Follow Your Patrons – A TTW Guest Post by Emily ...


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Dr. Troy Swanson’s post this morning has resonated with me. I have an assignment in the Hyperlinked Library course on creating a emerging technology plan or social media guidelines statement. Troy’s ideas fit well but also make me realize that so much is tied up in organizational mindset. Things move […]

A Social Media Mindset



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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 ...


Curtis R. Rogers, Ed.D., Communications Director at the South Carolina State Library, has posted the annual survey on American libraries using Social Media tools for PR/Marketing. Please consider participation and share the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/annualweb202012 The survey will close on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 5:00pm EST. Please forward this survey to library colleagues, […]

Survey: American libraries using Social Media tools for PR/Marketing




Have you ever found yourself inside the library echo chamber? I think we all have.  You’ve got something great to share or say about libraries and you put it out there…and it’s only talked about by librarians and libraries.  Some great presentations and pieces have been written about the echo […]

Expanding The Conversation (by TTW contributor Justin Hoenke)