- Informative - LibraryLovers and LibraryGrrrls
- Unique - Overhead at the Library and Amusing Things Patrons Say and Do in the Library Environment
- Complain-y - As per our practice session, I actually won't share specific sites due to inappropriate language/nature... But class can do a "libraries" search to find a few other library communities that do a significant amount of complaining
What's happening @ the library:
Help give the gift of literacy by attending our annual fundraising luncheon on Friday, May 1st at 11:30 am. This year's luncheon features special guest speaker Gina Nahai, the best-selling author of Sunday’s Silence, Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith, Cry of the Peacock and now… Caspian Rain.
For ticket information or other details, contact NBPL Literacy Services at 949.717.3874 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Borrowed from the City of Newport Beach Public Library. http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/nbpl/
In honor of National Library Week, stories will be read by Newport Beach City Manager Homer Bludau.
Children from age 3 through 7 can enjoy just-before-bed storytelling fun. Don’t forget to come in your pjs!
Borrowed from the City of Newport Beach Public Library
Hello, I will be taking you on a tour of ALOHA LIBRARY. This community was created to showcase how a library might utilize livejournal.
In the community profile there is a lot of information about the basics of Aloha Library. The last time it was updated, basic information, such as location, an about section, interests, administrators, and members. Included in the about section, is an important announcement about tags for each post.
The categories represent sections or points of interest for our library and are included in the tag of each post for easy reference. Not everyone can check their livejournals daily and these tags make it easier to search for a post related to these categories.
Now I will take you to the Aloha Library Journal.
We chose to run this community like it is a real library. There are posts, borrowed from various libraries, announcing programs and events
*such as the books-by-mail program or the homework help center
Library related posts from community members, and miscellaneous information, from personal accounts to new technology.
*such as PageZipper, a tool that eliminates having to click next when viewing results on webpages
You can also click on the title of the journal entry to view it on a separate page. At the bottom of the entry you can see the Tags I mentioned before and to the left of the entry there is a list of tags recently used at ALOHA LIBRARY. Which will take you to a list of posts using those tags.
As you can see there is an array of information and posts in Aloha Library, which is representative of social networks and libraries in general.
(Switch to POWERPOINT)
Livejournal is not only a blogging tool but a social networking site, as shown by the communities. There are many advantages to this social networking tool as well as disadvantages:
Some advantages are:
+It can be used by both the web savvy or new internet users.
+Privacy settings allow for communication and privacy flexibility such as filtering posts and making comments optional.
+There are many tight knit communities for interests of all kinds.
+You can search the school directory for users or communities related to your school at http://www.livejournal.com/schools
Some disadvantages to using livejournal are similiar in all blogging and social networking websites.
-Blogging and sharing on the internet can cause interactional tension. Users are torn between privacy and connectings with others, blending social contacts and different self-presentations to different groups.
-Also, livejournal tends to push users to explore and learn by doing, not giving much guidance past FAQ's.
H., B. (2007, March 6). SOCIAL BLOGGING. PC Magazine, 26(5), 38-38. Retrieved February 26, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.
Kendall, L. (2007). "Shout Into the Wind, and It Shouts Back" Identity and interactional tension on LiveJournal. First Monday (Online), 12(9). Retrieved February 26, 2009, from Library Lit & Inf Full Text database.
Open-Source Blog Platform Provides Much-Needed Communication Flexibility. (2007, October). Online Classroom, Retrieved April 8, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.
Structure and evolution of blogspace. (2004, December). Communications of the ACM, Retrieved February 26, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.
- Current Mood: good