Mar 292010
And then I realized that I was right and Seth Godin was wrong

Tweet I love vacations and Seth Godin disagrees with me.  In Tribes he relays the story of being chided by a woman for checking his email while on vacation in Jamaica.  He writes, “Isn’t it sad that we have a job where we spend two weeks avoiding the stuff we have to do fifty weeks a year?”  And then several paragraphs later, “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set [Read more…]

Mar 172010

Tweet In 2001 I got my first paid library job working as a school librarian (a.k.a media specialist) at an elementary school in Oregon.  I loved, loved, loved this job.  I had two amazing assistants, a fabulous principal, and a fun and open-minded staff.  The students were great, my budget was okay, and the library space was large and flexible. And then the school district had a budget crisis.  I had to leave my perfect [Read more…]

Mar 162010
The Who, What, Where, When, Why of Tweeting: Part 5 – The Why

Tweet Part 5 – The Why If you can answer Yes to any of the questions below then you have answered the question as to why libraries should consider using Twitter: Do you want to reach a wide audience? Do you provide services specifically targeted to each generation in your community? Do you want to have a deeper level of engagement with your community? Do you want to stay on top of what people in [Read more…]

Mar 112010

Tweet Part 4 – The When When should you tweet? At first glance this may seem like a silly question, but it has important implications when you consider your audience.  Experiment with timing your tweets to ensure that you are reaching out to your followers when they are most likely to be listening. Do you have followers in other time zones? If you send the majority of your tweets during business hours where you live/work, [Read more…]

Mar 102010

Tweet “Should I set up separate work and personal accounts in social networks, or set up one for everything?” -From a question asked in this post by David Lee King The most important thing to remember is that there is no privacy on the web.  None, zip, zilch, zero.  Don’t kid yourself.  You may think that your personal Facebook page is locked down more securely than Fort Knox, but you would be wrong.  Do you [Read more…]