Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Smokey Bear

Smokey came to the library and talked with the kids about fire safety.
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Method 10

Meant to do this last week but we had a really full week at the library. I did set up a "Wiki" page for my family. It was very easy to do and I want to create one for our youth council to use.

I learned alot about "Wiki's", I think that they can be useful in giving patrons a place to request books and post reviews. Looking forward to using this more and more.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Method 10

Oh my gosh ... This was so fun! I went to the Wiki and posted my blog, added our library to list, and posted my favorites on several pages. It was very easy to do and I enjoyed looking at other posts from everywhere.

I think that this is awesome. I am going to see about setting up a Wiki for the new teen advisory group at our library. I think that this could be very useful not only for library things but also my family and church. I will post again after I give setting up one of my own a try.

Method 9

Once again I was surprised at what I didn't know about a subject that I thought I knew well. I got a meebo account on my laptop but since I only chat on Fb, and not alot of that, I haven't actually chatted with it yet. I read the articles and also chatted with a library in the Carolina's. That was really cool! I can see that in a large library this could be a great tool.

We are a small library, only 2 paid personel, and several volenteers, so it is not something that we will be able to utilize at this time.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Method 8

I was excited when we came to this subject because I already have and use my own Facebook account. Here is a link to my page.!/  I use it to keep up with my family, friends and even my church.

We also have a page for our library, here is a link for that.!/pages/Hughes-Springs-Area-Public-Library/10150162992715008  We promote programs, feature new books, and advertise fundraisers.

We have not worked with Twitter yet but I can see in our newer fast paced world where this could be a tool worth a longer look.

Needless to say there are sooo many more things about Fb and Twitter that I need to learn.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sunset in East Texas

I know this has nothing to do with our studies, but "ain't it pretty"?
I did edit the pic on Picasa.
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Method 7

I have created a Delicious account. It is quite easy, only takes a second. There are alot of things that I will learn as I go along, but the site offers lots of tips and ideas on using this service.

A place to store links on-line that can be accessed from any of our computers will help me to help others better. Also the ability to add links from any computer is really awesome.
 I can see that this could be very helpful to us at the library. I know that I would have been very glad the second or third time of searching for a form on some hard to get to site. (I make it sound VERY labor intensive huh?)  It IS annoying sometimes!

I want to check into Librarything also. We are forming a teen advisory group at our library this summer and I can see where we could use this site to allow our kids to post book reviews, suggestions and information in a place accessable to them and others from any computer.

I want to try it (Librarything) at home also as a way to keep track of my personal library.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Method 6

It is easy to see how these kids spend hours roaming on YouTube. Wherever you begin there is always another video you just have to see. I myself found so many it was hard to choose just one to post.

I was also happily surprised to see the library videos. Many of them were cute or funny like the one posted in my last post. But also informative videos, concerts, lectures, etc.

It was very simple to post my selected video to my blog.

I want to try making my own video and posting it but will need a little practice first. I just got a new camera and need to play with it a bit before trying a video. I will post one soon I hope.