Friday, February 04, 2011

Size Doesn't Matter

Size doesn't matter: Technology and innovation for libraries of every size and any budget

Sarah McCormack, Community Liaison Librarian, Medicine Hat PL (she plays hockey!)

Prezi problems!

Where do we begin?

  • Social media

  • ...YouTube video with all the facts and funky music

  • free does not always mean free...some times free basic, but cost for more + staff time to learn


  • pulled twitter feed onto their home page, under “news and events”

  • co-tweet: twitter management (like hootsuite)...check them out...allows scheduled tweets (good for program whole newsletter in advance)


  • (feeling like I know all this...good for TBPL!)

  • MHPL has 150 likers


  • did a funky video for the Summer Reading Game last year

  • shortgrass lib system does videos about their Database of the Month...good idea! Consider for 2012! ...or even the rest of 2011


  • edited own entry...did not mention anything re flack about shameless self-promotion like we got...hmmm...interesting

Digital advertising

  • use Tvs as we do

  • began with ppt via a network

  • then discovered for non-profilts...super easy to use...check it out and tell TT!...might make that job easier

  • they take their Tvs to trade shows with a slide idea

MHPL gets grants to fund public internet / technology if that's an Alberta thing. Grant called L.E.A.R.N. (check it out)

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