Library 101 – New Video, Song, and Resource has Launched!

Library 101 has launched! There are a few things you should know about the project:

But even better than watching the video, listening to the song, or reading an essay is this – please participate by commenting! Let us know what YOU think is a “Library 101” for your library – what do you think librarians need to know to succeed? Tell us in the comments attached to each essay!

IL2009: Experience Design Makeover

Here’s my Tuesday morning presentation on Experience Design Makeovers for library websites. Even better – some of the presentation was livestreamed here and here!


IL2009: Micro Interactions, Conversations, and Customers

My part of this session is above… I introduced the concept and talked about the variety of interactions available using social networks.

Up next was Amy Kearns and Julie Strange, talking about: Tweet What? 5 sweet ways to connect in 140 characters or less. Notes below:

Searching for tweets with a positive/negative attitude – sentiment at advanced search of

showing examples of types of tweets from libraries

Twitter can be embedded anywhere…

1. use it for reference
2. connect for customer service
3. broadcast news & events
4. solicit feedback
5. broaden professional networks
6. harness the hive

Lists overview

Tweet Like you Mean it! Twitter Strategies for Tweeps

I am one part of a 3-person preconference session at Internet Librarian 2009 that’s focused completely on Twitter! Here’s my part of the session – enjoy!

Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Great tips from the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 blog on avoiding social media burnout (some of which I could use, boy howdy). The tips are:

  1. Don’t update your organization’s profiles on the weekend.
  2. Pick a time to quit in the evening and stick to it.
  3. Pick one social networking profile and keep it entirely for fun and your personal life.
  4. Sometimes just leave the smartphone at home.
  5. Take time for lunch.
  6. Breathe, exercise, and treat yourself. Seriously.
  7. Make time to connect with friends… in person or over the phone!
  8. Ignore, block, and delete grumpy, mean people.
  9. Stay focused on the Good.
  10. Make sure your work is appreciated by the higher ups in your organization.

Go read the whole article – lots more explanation for each point! Here are a couple more articles on burnout for those interested:

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