I’m not a library director. Heck, who knows if I’ll ever be a library director. But spend some time working in a public library and you’ll see a common theme: most employees and the public have no clue what a library director does. There’s this belief that the library director […]
Good stuff: http://followalibrary.blogspot.com/2010/09/give-your-library-twitter-makeover-for.html Erin Logsdon (@taxonomylady) wrote a blogpost with some great tips how to give your library a twitter makeover for follow a library day. Having a complete profile (Location, Web, Bio) is important for two reasons. One, the text in these fields in keyword searchable, so it will […]
http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2010/09/follow-a-library.html Excerpt: What I appreciate the most about this project is their main goal is educating people about the benefits of following a library on Twitter. The group is aiming beyond our little online world of librarians and library folk and I think we should help them. What better way […]
It’s easy for any library to have a social media presence these days. Translating that into success with serving a teen population? Well, that’s another thing… Be Yourself The discussion of personal and professional profiles always comes up. I didn’t want to have two profiles (done it before, hated it) […]
A most enjoyable case study of using Twitter in a larger class environment to foster conversation/discussion.
Note: This is the second column I co-wrote with Jan Klerk for Digitale Bibliotek last year. I realized it was one of the first times I’ve discussed the backchannel in my classes in print. Michael Stephens and Jan Klerk did their open conversation this time on microblog platform Twitter. The […]
The Librarian in Black writes: I’m pleased to announce that my first book, Technology Training in Libraries, is set to be released in March of this year! This book has been a labor of love for the last year. In it, I walk you through setting up a technology training […]