Libraries & Social Media: Facebook (Part 1)

If you do social media for your library and are not a member of this Facebook group, you better correct that. It’s a great place to share ideas and articles and discuss social media in libraries. I try to check in regularly, even though I am more of a twitter and tumblr user personally. A few… Continue reading Libraries & Social Media: Facebook (Part 1)

Social Media and Readers’ Advisory: Tumblr

Today I’m in Kansas City at a MALA workshop talking about my favorite things: cats, books, libraries, and tumblr. You can find the slides and additional information from the half day workshop at Kaite Stover’s wiki, but here’s the outline and lots of links to accompany my talk. You can also view my slides in… Continue reading Social Media and Readers’ Advisory: Tumblr

Tools for Creating Images for Blogs and Social Media

When a post from a blog or on social media, it’s usually because it has great graphics. And I’m certainly not the only one. Graphics online are very popular. Graphics and illustrations catch reader’s attention. Well-designed ones can make an informative post really stand out. If you’ve thought that you didn’t have money for the tools… Continue reading Tools for Creating Images for Blogs and Social Media

Social Media and Libraries: The Case of the Overdue Library Book

I’ve been wanting to write about several aspects of social media in libraries, but all these posts are still sitting in my drafts folder. I’m interested in the subject and always looking to learn more about how libraries can use social media to meet the information needs of patrons, market their service, and embed themselves… Continue reading Social Media and Libraries: The Case of the Overdue Library Book

Book Talk: What Makes You Pick Up a Book by a Debut Author?

I’m very interested in the way books are marketed. In a lot of ways, what a librarian does is about marketing books to readers. We create displays and curate lists and pitch books to readers “looking for a ‘good’ book” or “looking for a book like title X.” Although our interests lie in assisting patrons… Continue reading Book Talk: What Makes You Pick Up a Book by a Debut Author?