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Google+ and Libraries

I am still withholding judgement on Google+. I’m totally there and I’ve had both good and poor experiences there and I don’t quite ‘get it’ yet.  That said, we should be playing with it just to learn.  And I never underestimate the GOOG.

So, I’ll commend to you two great posts from leading librarians who know better than I do about Google+”.  Besides, we’re not trying to find the absolute right answer at this point, we’re trying to learn by doing, invent by taking risks, invest cost-effectively in our community presence, and carve out a leadership positioning in our communities.

Joe Murphy:

Google Plus Pages for Libraries

http://joemurphylibraryfuture.com/google-pages-for-libraries/

David Lee King:

Setting up a Google Plus Page for your Library is Easy

http://www.davidleeking.com/2011/11/09/setting-up-a-google-plus-page-for-your-library-is-easy/

This is also a great opportunity to provide a visible and cool development task for your new staff and colleagues.  Take a risk and play a little.

If you’re not following David’s and Joe’s blogs and tweets, you should be.

And, besides, this is fun and finding fun and joy in our work is a great gift.

Stephen

 

Posted on: November 21, 2011, 8:51 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. Bad link for Joe’s post.

  2. Thanks Bill. I fixed it.
    Stephen

  3. Amanda Goodman said

    I’m trying to figure out ways to get our staff on board with using Google Plus. In the meantime, I am trying to post something new every day.