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Promoting new titles with Pinterest – via Alida & @joyce NeverEndingSearch

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This is how I made the Pinterest pages for my school. This is as close to a step-by-step process as I can give.  The best way to learn it is to play around with it yourself. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy.

I started a Gmail account for my library and chose a password that I would feel okay sharing with other people.  I want my aides and any other librarian who might follow me in the position to take over the social media accounts. I use this account for every social media account I use for my library.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Step by step way to share visual information about books.  Handy!

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now – Edudemic

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Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

The ‘image’ is the go!

See on www.edudemic.com

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Using Images to Prompt Search Strategies


What do you wonder?

What do you wonder?

Free Technology for Teachers: Using Images as Research Prompts to Teach Google Search Strategies.

The power of an image to generate internal questions can be harnessed with these suggestions . . .  try it out for yourself.

Image: big+truck.jpg

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Graphic presentations

The effectiveness of an image to present or enhance your message has long been known -‘A picture paints a thousand words’.  The use of a ‘graphic’ to represent a specific concept is a bonus for many learners – especially visual learners.  To be able to present a message through multimodal formats means the effect can be even further reaching.  There is a growing number of software applications that enable users to get their information across in various user-friendly formats that can be revisited at their leisure.  The use of webcasts and screenshots enable us to assist clients at their ‘point of need’ (Farkas, 2007) and these are being used on many Library sites.  There is a growing use of ‘Infographics‘ to represent information in a quick and visual way and the dynamic nature of a Prezi makes it an interesting variation on the standard poster for use through a digital medium. Here is a link to a Prezi created by Sue Carr to encourage consideration of what’s involved in a contemporary ‘socially networked’ library.

Farkas, M. G. (2007). What will work @ your library. In Social software in

libraries : building collaboration, communication, and community online

(pp. 233-255). Medford, N.J. : Information Today, Inc.

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Face-to-Face (FtF) with slow food.

Pinapples by TL collection
Pinapples, a photo by TL collection on Flickr.

I have been going to Rusty’s markets for over 20 years. I know the growers and I love the contact – FtF – I had some fun taking some photos with limited people in them, because I planned to upload them to my Flickr site and use and share around.

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Connecting the collections!

inf506_logo_sm by lyn_hay
inf506_logo_sm, a photo by lyn_hay on Flickr.

First attempt to ‘share’ a photo from my Flickr account to another social media site. thanks for the Wordle image Lyn. I notice the attribution on the bottom right – so I hope I’m legal! I have 3 photos shared and seem to recall that the attribution is attached as part of the process. I have joined so many networks this fortnight, that my mind is a bit befuddled!

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Managed it at last | wyvern in a pear tree |

Wryren in Pear tree

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