Mar 162011

Tweet Space is filling up fast! Register today at Description: Geared toward organizations looking to build community, foster donations, and recruit volunteers, this full-day workshop will teach you how to create a roadmap for managing your social media program. In this engaging, small-group course, you will learn about: Best practices for getting the best return for your social media investment. Techniques for building purposeful Twitter followers and Facebook fans (“likes”) The latest research and [Read more…]

Mar 022011
Please, take a seat.

Tweet by  Robert Scarth I’ve been following the #hcod debate with fascination and frustration. I love seeing so many people contributing to the conversation, but I am disheartened to hear people say things like, “we need a seat at the table”. We can sit at the table any time that we choose. We do not need an invitation. If you’re having a conversation or expressing your opinion about #hcod, whether electronically or in person, then [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…]