Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Facebook Page Up and Running

Image representing Facebook as depicted in Cru...Image via CrunchBaseThe Library's Page on Facebook has been up for about a month now and it's going great guns.

At first I wasn't sure what was going to be on the page but after a couple days I discovered it's really not that difficult to find interesting tidbits to share with the fans of the Bessie Chin Library.

One thing which students should find useful is a regular posting of links to websites which will help them with current research projects. So when Mr. Brown's government class was doing research on constitutions (his Xlandia project) we put a link to the interactive Constitution.

A couple other postings done on a regular basis are a Library Quote of the Day and a Website of the Day. Just today we added this quote by GraceAnne DeCandido to the page: "One of the great joys of being a librarian is that it is the last refuge of the renaissance person--everything you have ever read or learned or picked up is likely to come in handy."

We've also found it's an easy way to share other library and school events very quickly and provide links to interesting web sites about the event. Today we added several links connected to Diversity Week presenters.

By "Liking" such sites as NPR, the Bel-Tib Library, Reuters and Wikipedia, as well as Facebook itself, we have their feeds showing up on our Page too.

All in all, this is the neatest way I've found to communicate easily what's happening in the BCL.

I encourage everyone, especially during Love Your Library Month, to go to the Facebook Page and "Like" us. You won't regret it.

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