When people look for a library in your area, you should be there. And make sure your information is accurate!
Add locations for your libraries and other community features of interest to your residents to Wikimapia: http://www.wikimapia.org
Decide up front if you want to participate and reply, and how.
This allows people to find the library and see that it has a blog (undoubtedly a surprise).
Upload audio to, or make sure the audio is listed in:
Transcribe your audio content.
- Podzinger: http://podzinger.com/ A free tool to make the words spoken in your online audio content (podcasts) searchable and findable—available in both English & Spanish.
For more sites to submit to, see: http://www.podcast411.com/page2.html
To find blog posts, news stories, and more that mention your library:
- Google News: http://news.google.com Conduct keyword searches for variations of your library’s name in Google News, and then click the text that says "RSS” for the feed.
- Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com Conduct a search for variations of your library’s name, then click "view as RSS" in the right column for the feed.
- Ice Rocket: http://www.icerocket.com Search Ice Rocket for variations of your library’s name then click the RSS 2.0 button to get the feed.
- Technorati: http://www.technorati.com Create a Technorati account and add variations of your library’s name as watchlist items, then subscribe to the feeds.
- Feedster: http://www.feedster.com Search for variations of your library’s name and then click on the “Subscribe to this Search” button at the top for the feed.
- Bloglines: http://bloglines.com Search for variations of your library’s name and then click on one of the options under “Subscribe to this search” to get the feed.
To find videos taken in/of your library:
To find photos taken in/of your library:
- Flickr: http://www.flickr.com Search for photos tagged with variations of your library’s name and then subscribe to the feed, whose icon will be in the lower left corner of the results page.
Getting out of our own little websites is a good thing--find where your users are and go there.
You can contact Sarah Houghton-Jan at [email protected]
or IM her at LibrarianInBlack.
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