Daily Archives: September 20, 2010

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Fast, Open, and Transparent: Developing the Smithsonian’s Web and New Media Strategy

A flurry of work today getting ready for classes! Don’t miss this from the Smithsonian’s Michael Edson: Michael Edson: Fast, Open, and Transparent: Developing the Smithsonian’s Web and New Media Strategy View more documents from Michael Edson. This is a most useful document for designing our own Web and new media strategies for libraries and other institutions. Careful articulation of “pain points” followed by an ongoing, transparent strategic plan seems to me to be a formula for success – especially with layers of administration.

Two Kinds of Committees – Which Have You Encountered?

David Wedaman writes: I’ve been reflecting on two different ways of organizing people: the grass-roots organizing committee, and what you might call the generic standing operational committee. Model 1. The organizing committee (think Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, think Norma Rae, think your local Neighborhood Committee to Save the Park) creates ex nihilo; wrests people from their comfortable lives to solve a collective problem (or brings together people already so wrested); is intense and real, is full of arguments, passion; is omnivorous in regards to talents — takes whatever members can give; is ecumenical in regards to methods and modes and […]

Follow a Library Day at ALA TechSource

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 to do your own promotion for YOUR library’s Twitter feed than to play up this internationally organized day. Some off the cuff ideas whilst I continue to recuperate after that unfortunate dog-related injury: Embed the overview video in your library’s blog or Web site and write a little blurb about […]