(*without breaking the bank) (Thoughts this am, connected to Panera’s WiFi network, an iced tea, and the whole weekend stretched out before me..) Blog! The tools are free. Blog internally and externally. Promote your stuff to your users. Promote the library to the staff. Bring out your staff’s hidden creativity. It’s time well spent. Send out your Web content via RSS. Not everyone may know what’s up with RSS but they soon will. That little on your site says a lot! Use IM to answer patron’s questions. The software is free! Publicize your library’s screen name and see what happens. […]
Via Librarian.net and RFID in Libraries: SFPL RFID! WOW! Library officials will seek about $300,000 in the city’s 2004-05 budget to begin the program, which could take at least six years to fully implement and ultimately cost millions of dollars. I’ll be watching this. Please please…will a librarian at SFPL start a blog and chronicle the project???
Working on the article about “technolust,” Chris introduced me electronically to librarian Wanda Bruchis in Louisiana. We spent an hour on the phone talking tech and planning it was just the coolest. Wanda’s library was featured in that NYT article I mentioned here. Thanks Wanda! I look forward to meeting you at a library conference someday!