Archive for December, 2007

Extreme Browser Makeover: Fun With Firefox

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Here are the slides from the presentation I did for the Staff in-service day at MPOW. Inside, I provide an overview of some of the basic features of the venerated Firefox, and go over a number of the extensions that I’ve found particularly useful in day-to-day library service. Many thanks to everyone for being such […]

Get to Know Web 2.0

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

I’m giving a presentation this morning on how libraries can take advantage of Web 2.0 software. In true “Define-Discover-Do” fashion as illustrated by the 10 Things, I’ll be providing an overview of Web 2.0, looking at 3 sites for libraries to consider (Meebo, MySpace, and Flickr), and providing some suggestions for getting staff and administration […]

Pushing the Library IM envelope

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Reflections on Thing 3. I spent the end of August working to set up IM Reference service at MPOW, and it’s safe to say that things have gone pretty well. We’ve started the service as a “soft rollout” with no outside promotion in the interest of giving staff some time to get up to speed. […]

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