Social Networking & Web 2.0

  • Poem for Charleston Five Year Old

    With the tragic shooting this week in Charleston, many of us were left wondering what we can do, as individuals, and as libraries, to respond. Suzi Wackerbarth, a children's librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, posted what she did, to the...

  • A Challenge from OpenIDEO

    We've been following the work of IDEO, and more specifically OpenIDEO, and are very excited to share with you, their latest Challenge. We 've submitted a 'Contribution' to the Challenge and invite you to take a look at what we've prov...

  • The Social Library, Volume 3

    Welcome to the third installment of our new weekly feature highlighting some of the amazing work coming from libraries we follow on Facebook. A number of libraries are celebrating 2015 Teen Tech Week and Women's History Month.

    Here are th...

  • Spark Your Project: Tech Tools for Libraries

    Tech tools have rapidly emerged to augment digital storytelling, intuitively edit photos and video clips, easily convert complex file formats, and aid team collaboration without a myriad of emails. So, how do you know which tools can effectively help...

  • Open and Shut: Privacy and Data Literacy for Library Staff

    Since the early twentieth century, public libraries across the United States have defended the privacy rights of its patrons.

    Yet, as networked digital tools become more sophisticated at collecting, storing, and sharing information about us, p...

  • Easy as Finding a Coffee Shop

    "Finding a library on the web should be as easy as finding a coffee shop."

    That's how Jeff Penka, OCLC’s Director of Global Discovery and Syndication, put it during the WebJunction webinar "Localize, Mobilize, and Spotlight Your...

  • Social Media Information Blast

    Well over 400 people attended today’s WebJunction webinar on Social Media Use by Libraries, presented by Dr. Roberto Gallardo of Mississippi State University Extension Service.

    Before the session had even gotten started, attendees began postin...

  • Badging the Library: Part 2

    In our first post on badging the library, we talked about what badges were and why libraries might consider implementing badges. There are a lot of good uses for badges in the library world, and hopefully you saw some that fit in with your work. In t...

  • Badging the Library: Part 1

    This is the first post in a series talking about badges and what they mean for libraries. In this post, we'll focus on what badges are and why they might be important to libraries.

    What is a badge?

    Much like a scout badge, the badge...

  • Connecting: Interaction Design and User Experience

    The 18 minute "Connecting" documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry's thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be n...