Monday, May 14, 2007

Online networking in libraries

I've been reading about online social networking at libraries, with an emphasis on MySpace. Despite a few drawbacks, overall I think it is an excellent idea. It is a good way to reach many people and particularly teens with news about library events and resources. There are so many safeguards in place now that I don't think there is any reason for librarians or parents to worry. I have seen some great library MySpace pages that exceeded what I thought they were capable of. And of course, there are other networking sites and programs that should be used by libraries as well.

Thursday, May 3, 2007


Hello, and Welcome to my first blog entry! I am Roussel, a humble Library Page with delusions of grandeur. I have been a Page for nearly 12 years, though not in a row. After I graduated from high school, I was a Library Page for about 8 years, and looked forward to the day when I would be promoted to Squire. Alas, that day never came and I took to studying something practical - Philosophy. After 6 years I earned the title of Philosopher. It was then that I realized that I was a mere Fool. After years of being a wandering Philosopher-Fool, I returned to the Library and was again made a Page, though this time in a different department. I have come full circle. Perhaps if I stick with it this time I will someday be promoted to Library Squire and then receive my knighthood, if I am worthy enough.