This week we read a bit about social media analytic tools. I wanted to touch on two Pinterest tools that libraries can take advantage of. One of the biggest things you can do for your library while using social media is maintain a constant presence. That's hard to do with staffing limitations and oftentimes people … Continue reading Pinterest Tip for Libraries
If you work in a library or frequent a library you probably knew that this past week was National Library Week. It was a week dedicated to libraries; calling attention to the wonderful things they do for the communities they are nestled in and their patrons. If you happened to go onto social media and … Continue reading Advocacy and Awareness
Last week I discussed a movement that started on social media that aimed to bring more diverse books to schools, children, and the world. Diversity is something that is lacking in the literary world; leaving readers to question why more main characters, or characters in general, aren't reflective of their gender, culture, religion, or sexuality. … Continue reading We Read Too Much
With the growth of social media we have seen an increase in hashtag use and a concept called hashtag activism. Not only can users use hashtags to find information on a topic but they can also closely follow discussions on certain topics. Hashtags are useful in sparking dialogue and debate and increasing awareness of issues. … Continue reading Hashtags —-> Shelves
Creating an online presence and maintaining one can be a hardship for many librarians and information specialists. Social media can consume valuable resources; staff and time; both of which are valuable commodities. What's a library to do when they seem to be short on both time and staff? Perhaps they need to research other options. One … Continue reading A New Source for Social Media Curation
Businesses, companies, and organizations worldwide are realizing that social media can play a huge role in how they conduct business and how they can better provide customer service. The online world never sleeps and people have come to enjoy the 24/7 access to the world that social media has provided them. Organizations that you may … Continue reading Should We Be Teaching Social Media Skills?
I am fortunate enough to share the same hometown with a beautiful museum. The museum, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute is located in Central New York. I recently viewed an exhibit that I wanted to share in this space of mine. Rita Lombardi, is a professor at Pratt MWP College of Art and Design. Pratt … Continue reading On Libraries: Libraries as Viewed through a Photographer’s Eyes
Those somewhat new to social media may not be familiar with hashtag usage and the reasoning behind using them. There seems to be hashtags everywhere on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. For those that are new to the concept of hashtags hopefully this post may convince you try them out and use them to your library's … Continue reading To #Hashtag or Not?
Everywhere you turn, you are bombarded with stories of fake news. It's out of control. We now have the White House banning media outlets and the President avoiding White House Correspondents' Dinner all because our POTUS feels that the media is making up false stories. Our President took to Twitter (as he often does) to share … Continue reading Twitter Trails, Twitter Bombs,& Fake News
This past week I read several articles that were thought provoking and intertwined in the issues that they raised. Social media allows people all over the world to connect. It gives people the ability to create a persona that may be different from their real life persona. Is that a problem or an issue? Is … Continue reading Online Personas and Professional Settings
I am currently working at a library in Central New York. My library is part of the Mid York Library System. My library is one of the 43 member libraries. At the end of January our main library shared an infographic from the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). The infographic was part of an IFLA … Continue reading The Power of a Post
I'm going to be honest with you. I am not new to writing; I have openly shared my thoughts, tips, and tutorials elsewhere in the online world. Despite that, I still find writing introductions the hardest thing to do. I'd rather jump right in and and talk away. Doing that would leave readers feeling a … Continue reading Welcome!