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TLA Conference – Taming Library Monsters:. Library Thing and Library Elf April 17, 2008

These monsters aren’t so scary when you understand what they can do for you and your patrons. Hear experiences from new and veteran users of these frighteningly good online library services.
Barbara Glassford Johnson, technical services manager and systems administrator, Bedford Public Library; Ellie Collier, reference librarian, Austin Community College, and Jesse Paul Ephraim, youth services librarian, Southlake Public Library.

Thanks so much to everyone who came to this session! I hope you found it useful. I forgot to mention it in my presentation, but if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment here or email me at ecollier@austincc.edu. My slides, handout, and delicious links are available on the presentations page.

You can follow this link to download Barbara Johnson’s PowerPoint slides.

Like all of the Net Fair events, this one was recorded. When I find out more about the availability of that audio I’ll add it here.


2 Responses to “TLA Conference – Taming Library Monsters:. Library Thing and Library Elf”

  1. Amanda Says:

    Hi Ellie,

    The link to Barbara Johnson’s slides is not working.

    I’m getting ready to test a LibraryThing application on my campus. I’ve been using it personally for a while, and I am setting up a test account for the students in our children’s lit class. They have to read books in various genres and types (picture books, chapter books, etc.), and unfortunately LC subject headings in our catalog aren’t always all that helpful in identifying these. I’m putting in the 200 most recent books I purchased (via scanning or importing the ISBNs) and adding tags for the genres, types, and other ways the students might search for the books. I’m going to ask the current class to test it the rest of this semester, and the summer I class to do so as well. If it goes well, I’ll pony up the money to add ALL our kidlit books (well, at least the ones from the last ten years).

  2. ellieheartslibraries Says:

    Thanks for letting me know Amanda, it should work now.

    That sounds like an excellent use of LibraryThing!

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