Oct 282010
Four ways to use Twitter favorites

Tweet Do you use Twitter Favorites?  When I started using Twitter I honestly didn’t see much of a need to favorite tweets.  As the number of people I am following has grown, and as I am often using Twitter from my phone, I have begun to find real value in this feature.  Here are some ideas for how to use Twitter Favorites.  Would love to hear how you are using them! Read later: I favorite [Read more…]

Oct 272010
Free as in libraries (not kittens or beer)

Tweet I follow libraries on Twitter, because I like to see the various ways that they are tweeting.  I often see them using Twitter to advertise their offerings, which is a good thing.  However, I am often struck by the use of the word “free” to describe services (events, databases, materials, technology). We seem to hide the cost of what takes to be a library and yet we expect our community to understand our funding [Read more…]

Oct 152010
7 Questions with @ArlingtonVALib and @ArlVALibCC

Tweet Many thanks to Alex Zealand from the Arlington Public Library for participating in the 7 Questions for Libraries using Twitter series! 1. What is your Twitter username? @ArlingtonVALib and @ArlVALibCC (for college and career info) 2. Who is responsible for tweeting? @ArlingtonVALib – Me (Alex Zealand, social media coordinator) and occasionally the public information officer. @ArlVALibCC – The Business & Careers Librarian, and me (she does career, I do college with help of the [Read more…]