December 24, 2014

Calling All Content Curators | From the Bell Tower

Definitions and descriptions of content curation sound like something that academic librarians are already doing, or have been doing—or should be doing. Let’s not miss the boat on this one. All these years of producing a filter blog, and I never realized I was a content curator. That’s primarily because I really had no clue […]

What Plato Thought of Pinterest | Peer to Peer Review

I have heard a man say perfectly seriously that the Native Americans before the Conquest had no technology. As we know, kiln-fired pottery is a naturally-occurring substance, baskets ripen in the summer, and Machu Picchu just grew there. —Ursula K. LeGuin, “On Not Reading Science Fiction.” I have three kinds of memory: short-term, long-term, and […]

More on How to Optimize Pinterest

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Pinterest, a dynamic new(ish) social media tool, is really catching on. My last post on it drew some great comments from others who are using it, and using it well. If you still haven’t hopped on the bandwagon, this blog post might help you start to see its value. You can read the whole post, […]

Use Pinterest to Promote Your Programs And Services

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Have you been invited to “check out my stuff on Pinterest” yet? It’s a social media tool based on recommendations and works like a virtual pinboard. You can aggregate a ton of visuals to tell your story  and users browse your pinboard. (Just today I was saying that libraries need to redefine the word “browsing “.) […]