another picture of books

another picture of books
can't get enough

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

best uses of Facebook by libraries

Facebook for libraries is a great tool for connecting to a wide range of people. And some of the best uses of Facebook for a library are;

  • advertising events
  • connecting to clients, asking them questions with access to immediate responses via the comments box, like the Melbourne Athenaeum Library 
  • telling clients about other social media the library is using, such as blogs, flickr, twitter etc
  • connecting to clients who are unable to come into the library
  • book reviews
  • updating e-resources in a quick, exciting way, check out the New York Public Library page

Facebook is used for other organisations regarding libraries, & one that is obviously of interest to me isthe ALIA National Library Technicians Group

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Libraries using a variety of social media

Just from this blog and research and actual social interaction :) I am discovering the importance of social media in libraries today. Check out this link for tips for using social media in libraries, a couple of years old I know but still relevant; And closer to home the State Library website has numerous blogs that can bring clients from many places together, as it invites everyone to participate; There are a great selection of topical blogs enabling great sharing of information... more to come as I search!

blue books

More book photos

embedding a video for the very first time

doing two things at once, learning to embed videos and learning more about blogging in libraries

Monday, 2 March 2015

time to blog and time to read blogs

Spent the last couple of hours reading a variety of library blogs, some interesting, some quirky, some visually exciting and some dated. More ideas for my own I think. Here are some links, Librarians Matter, Reeling & Writhing and my fave title Bookbuster (demands quiet in the library)