Category Archives: Social Media

The Art of Networking

Everyone has always told me that since I was an extrovert that I should be a natural at networking. This has usually been true but I found my self not really excelling at it. I heard about a great book … Continue reading

Posted in Social Media | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New Facebook Timeline for Libraries: What We Need to Know

It would not be Facebook if they did not change their layout and rules. It seems that just when you get the hang of the rules, they change. This is the nature of the beast I suppose.  I know many … Continue reading

Posted in Libraries, Social Media, Technology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Library Day in the Life Project: Round 8

This post is a part of the semi-annual Library Day in the Life Project coordinated by Bobbi Newman AKA Librarian by Day. I think this may be my third time participating but this is round 8 for the entire project. … Continue reading

Posted in Public Libraries, Social Media | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Barcampchs 3

Time for a Monday redux of a busy day at my second Barcamp unconference. This year, I decided to be ambitious and pitch a session on eBook at the public library. Working in the reference department, I deal with eBook … Continue reading

Posted in Social Media, Technology | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Recommending Reading: Social Media Marketing

I am often asked for recommendations for those interested in learning more on social media. Often, those who run small businesses or work with nonprofits want to market themselves but sometimes don’t have the budget to hire a marketing firm … Continue reading

Posted in Books, marketing, Social Media | Tagged , | Leave a comment

To TwitPic or Not?

The popular phot sharing service for Twitter, Twipic, has been in the news lately because it was announced they would be selling users’ pictures to third parties to be used in ads. I am not sure about your average consumer … Continue reading

Posted in Social Media, Technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sounding off on Seth Godin

Sometimes, its good for some outside of the library science world to write about libraries because they can offer fresh perspectives. However, this is not one of those times. As a newly graduated librarian, I have to sound off on … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Small Business, Social Media | Tagged | Leave a comment

Blogging for Business Live Blog

Blogging for Business by Reference Librarian Amanda Holling 12 pm at the Charleston County Library’s Small Business & Nonprofit Networking Lunch Blogs are an inexpensive, relatively simple way to give your small business or nonprofit an active web presence. Learn … Continue reading

Posted in marketing, Social Media, Technology | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Do you “like” your library?

It is such an odd thing to think of whether you like your library or not? Of course we do, many tell me that they love their library. Over the past several years, many public libraries have reached out to … Continue reading

Posted in Social Media, Technology | Tagged | Leave a comment

A friend or a Like? Libraries and a Facebook presence

I have noticed a trend recently on Facebook of libraries using personal profiles and wanting to friend me. It is kind of a strange and awkward use of Facebook for outreach. Yes I agree that libraries should use Facebook to … Continue reading

Posted in marketing, Social Media | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments