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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)




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I am happy to announce the full text of both of my ALA Library Technology Reports are available now at the new TTW companion site The Hyperlinked Library. The rest of the site is currently under construction, but for now you’ll find: Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social […]

Web 2.0 & Libraries Parts 1 & 2 Available Free ...




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I got an iPhone this past month, and I’ve been slowly digging into the vast library or apps that the phone offers.  A lot of things have grabbed my attention, but nothing perhaps so much as Historypin.  From Wikipedia: Historypin is an online, user-generated archive of historical photos and personal […]

Historypin



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Much discussion has been made about librarians reaching out through social media to our communities and our patrons and rightly so. But, we often overlook the role that social media offers for us internally as a means to strengthen our organizations. One thing to remember is that libraries really do […]

Your “Library” Doesn’t Participate in Social Media, But Your People ...