Library camp Kansas

In Manhattan today for the third Library Camp Kansas Unconference. Josh and Erin and Brenda usually MC, but none of them could make it this year and Dan Ireton and I have tried to fill their shoes. The lightning rounds were good, we had a great discussion on eBooks and the 3M pilot and Heidi organized some very entertaining Battledecks. Eric is a hoot. We are using our FLiP camera from the toy box to record it…stay tuned, I’m sure we will get that posted! Liz/Heather won. Woot.

Up now, Social media tools with Donna from K-State. Hootsuite, to schedule posts and keep track of your mentions by keyword and/or location. KSU has a twitter plan with theme ideas and emphasis staff.lib.k-state.edu/docs/index.php/twitter brainstorm ideas for the year! FB page insights/demographics was found to be for alumni while twitter is campus in general. Involved plugin to manage FB life. Flickr, YouTube, FB, twitter and blog. How do we integrate or do we use tools differently for different purposes. How can we promote? Feature on site, on paper, multiple accounts for ages/audiences? Do you get feedback? Yes! Maintenance requests, especially. Spam? Yes, until they had a conversation with other departments, but still get some from authors self-promoting. Future–location-based sites like foursquare (so, who wants to be Mayor?) gowalla, svavenger, but no prizes! Other ideas are to add static HTML to your FB account, see REI’s. Can also pick a different default landing tab. Guidelines and best practices on ksu wiki. What about video? Needs a special staff person…it’s about personality.

Last, eContent again.

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