Thursday, November 1, 2012

VLA: Day 2

Friday, 8:00-8:45am                   
My Year in Jail… providing library services to incarcerated teens by Wini Ashooh, CRRL
What I took away from this workshop: This was probably one of my favorite presentations. It inspires me to see if this is kind of partnership is possible anywhere in the City of Richmond.

Friday, 11:30 am-12:15 pm       
Pinterest: Sharing your Library with the Community by Michelle Chrzanowski, Newport News Public Library
What I took away from this workshop: I haven’t joined Pinterest yet, but my library does have its own page and I was curious for different ways we could use it. I am inspired to create my own account. I can link to my blog posts with my reviews and programs, What are you reading? create book lists, etc. It’s smart to use WorldCat to link to books instead of my local library.  

Friday, 2:15-3:00pm                   Presented Intellectual Freedom and Kids with Lisa Crisman
What I took away from this workshop: I learned a lot from doing this presentation. Especially notes and ideas for if there is a next time. There is always room for improvement:)

Friday, 3:15-4:00pm                  
Managing Library Social Media with HootSuite: a Case Study by Jennifer Nardine, VA Tech
What I took away from this workshop: HootSuite is a great tool to provide regular posts on Facebook, Twitter, etc (they have several Apps to use with many other Social Media sites). It is important to manage a social media presence and even more important to provide daily posts, but not over posts. Especially for managing an online presence, HootSuite looks like it will be a life saver. I am excited to start using it and to learn more about ways to maximize my usage. 

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