Sep 302010
Surprise or Illusion?

Tweet I love Seth Godin because his posts, although usually short, tend to linger in my thoughts.  I have been thinking about one post in particular since I read it last week: Do you actually care about privacy? I like privacy.  I’m evenly divided when it comes to surprises.  I like them when they’re good.  I don’t like them when they’re bad.  What I don’t care for is the illusion of privacy. Facebook does not [Read more…]

Sep 272010
7 Questions with @GreenHillsLib

Tweet Many thanks to Sara Kennedy from the Green Hills Library for participating in the 7 Questions for Libraries using Twitter series! 1. What is your Twitter username? @GreenHillsLib 2. Who is responsible for tweeting? I am the main person responsible for tweeting, although some other staff members do tweet in my absence. 3. How did your library get started with Twitter? I attended a media conference in mid-2009 on behalf of the library and [Read more…]

Sep 172010
Give Your Library a Twitter Makeover for #followalibrary Day

Tweet Friday, October 1, 2010 is #Followalibrary Day on Twitter.  I’m excited about all of the libraries that are going to be gaining new followers as a result of this cool initiative.  Therefore, I want to help ensure that your library’s Twitter page is looking spiffy for the big day.  Here are some ideas to get you started on your Twitter page makeover! Profile Having a complete profile (Location, Web, Bio) is important for two [Read more…]

Sep 152010
What would you do?

Tweet Being a good speaker is in some ways as simple as being a prepared speaker.  I hope these three lessons will help you be ready for the unexpected should it occur at your next speaking engagement. These are true stories from my own experience as a presenter.  Despite the challenges they were successful workshops because I was prepared. 1. What do you do when you’re on the top floor of a high rise building [Read more…]

Sep 142010
3 Quick Tips for Library Pages on Facebook

Tweet 1.  Remove all tabs that contain zero content It can be challenging to get people excited about Facebook Pages, so when folks are interested enough in your content to click on a tab please don’t disappoint them by having nothing there.  Most tabs can be easily removed (and they can be added back at a later time if you get new content) by an administrator.  To delete a tab, just do the following: 1.  [Read more…]