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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 ...


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There are costs to maintaining and fully supporting technologies. For every dollar of software or hardware that is purchased, there are additional dollars that must be committed to implementation and ongoing support. Most organizations have lists of “supported” technologies and much longer lists of “unsupported” technologies. Yet, we continue to […]

The Underground Economy of Innovation – A TTW Guest Post ...







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Social Media, Libraries, and Web 2.0: How American Libraries are Using New Tools for Public Relations and to Attract New Users – Third Survey November 2010 View more documents from Curtis Rogers. Dr. Curtis Rogers shares a report of his most recent survey. This is useful, practical data to explore.

Social Media, Libraries, and Web 2.0: New Survey Results



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A new anonymous comment went up on this post from 2008 about my hometown library’s ban of social media access because of issues with teens: http://tametheweb.com/2008/03/18/no-myspace-facebook-at-mishawaka-library/ No email address or URL was shared, so I thought I’d share the comment here so the person might get some useful feedback – […]

Embracing Services to Teens 2011: Revisiting Mishawaka’s Ban on Social ...


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I’m updating some slides and prepping for spring classes today. I was pleased to find this wonderful staff directory page for the Todd Library at Waubonsee Community College: https://library.waubonsee.edu/staff/ Not only do I get a photo of the staff member, I also get access to their social media presence as […]

Integrating Staff Personal Social Media Presence into Library Web Site ...