Sally's World

A place for me to explore blogging with posts about library technologies and other library related interests (with some "Mustang talk" every now and again...)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Library Marketing

More thoughts on publicity for PL's....

"Promotion...It's Not Just for Stuff"

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Thoughts on Library 2.0...

"Many have argued that the notion of Library 2.0 is more than just a term used to describe concepts that merely revolve around the use of technology; it also a term that can be used to describe both physical and mindset changes that are occurring within libraries to make our spaces and services more user-centric and inviting. Others within the profession have asserted that libraries have always been 2.0: collaborative, customer friendly and welcoming. But no matter which side of the debate proponents fall, both sides agree that libraries of tomorrow, even five or ten years from now, will look substantially different from libraries today."

"Web 2.0 is 'the second coming of the Web'".

Thursday, February 15, 2007

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#13 of the 23 things....

"Learn about social tagging and discover a few sites that use ‘tags’ to connect information and users together.” “Learn about tagging and discover a (a social bookmaking site).”

For a start, I created a account and added many different sites with lots of different tags. As an exercise, I then searched for some of my sites using the tags. Now I need to explore the social aspect of

As I begin to use regularly I suspect I’ll see the advantages of organizing my favorites in this way. However, since I’m a visual learner, I'm still favoring the hierarchal structure of folders. Perhaps as I experience the “value added” component even more, the folders won’t be as appealing...

On blogger I noticed a box for "labels". I'll need to explore them to see if lables are the same as tags and if this feature alllows for searching other blogs by labels. Interesting....

Friday, December 22, 2006

Quote for the day...

A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone. ~Jo Godwin

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Oh, the places we'd go....

Taking a break from "technology talk" for at least this one post....

I've been inspired by a column I read yesterday in the curent issue of American Libraries (December 2006). Through her column, Mary Pergander implores each of us to take the initiative in connecting our special skills and interests to our libraries. She suggests that employees may think they're serving their employers best by just being there to do whatever management asks of us. However, this "noble and helpful" mentality denies the library "the possibilities inherent in letting employers know what we can offer and how we can help."

Points to consider:
*People are not psychic and, unless we've stated it, they will not know we have a particular interest.
*Subscribe to the philosophy of "I will let them know what I can offer and how I might be of help."
*"Don't wait for an invitation to use your talents, to do work that appeals to you, or to develop new skills."
*Sharing our career desires, plans and talents...may fill a library need, too.

My interest: Library Marketing. Let's see what need that could fill.....

Now, imagine if every employee embraced the philosophy of incorporating their special interests into serving their library. Oh, the places we'd go...


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Image Generators

The next Learning 2.0 assignment was to explore image generators. I'm trying to find a way to add my newly created image to this post but have hit a dead end. Suggestions anyone?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hook, line and sinker

I'm hooked on Bloglines! I've always felt I needed a way to organize my on-line life and now I have one. Bloglines not only has the feel of one-stop shopping for the feeds I've previously selected but it's a much more efficient use of time. Plus... would I remember on a daily basis to check all of those feeds if they weren't organized? To keep up-to-date, checking my Bloglines account comes second only to opening my e-mail.

I'll open a pageflakes account and report back with a comparison of features. As I mentioned in a prior post, apgeflakes offers a to-do list, featured videos, flickr photos and a bunch of ways to personalize your page.

Let me know your experiences....