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Comment by Bhojaraju Gunjal on October 14, 2013 at 3:35pm

KM Cyberary 2.0 launched

KM Cyberary: a gateway to knowledge resources :

Please visit and give your valuable feedback.

Picture KM Cyberary - a gateway to Knowledge Resources started in 2002. The main objective of the KM Cyberary project was to provide a unique platform for all types of users to reach their information. This is an accumulation of e-resources, which give links to various useful e-resources viz. Knowledge Management, Librarianship, Philosophy, Health, Technology, ITES/BPO/KPO/RPO, ITIL, Call Centres, Business Information and other subjects.
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KM Cyberary 2.0 (new url: is launched recently on new platform with new user interface along with various social features. Please visit and provide your valuable feedback.

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Comment by Jeff Hoffart on August 4, 2013 at 4:08pm

Does your school use Follett’s Destiny Quest? If so, you are going to LOVE this! There’s a great NEW resource out called Destiny Quest: An Educator’s Guide, which is a comprehensive tool for your classroom, school, or learning community to help get the most out of your Destiny Quest® experience!

This guide includes a simple step-by-step guide to understand the components of Destiny Quest®. As  IB educators, we have developed sample lesson plans that are inquiry-based, and follow the U.S. Common Core State Standards. The eBook also provides access to a website, which includes extension activities, printable worksheets, assessments and how-to videos.

The eBook is available on Follett’s TitleWave (#5161FB1) or via

If you know of any other educators or schools using Destiny Quest, please help us to spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, or any other network! Thanks!

Comment by Tanya Wilson on July 30, 2013 at 7:50pm

Hello all, I am new to this group.  I work as a Visual and Performing Arts Librarian at Melbourne University, Australia.  I hope to learn new ways to keep our very creative  students engaged and motivated to use our wonderful resources.  I also find it very difficult keeping up with new technologies and how they can be applied in Library settings.  I am looking forward to reading the posts.



Comment by Susan Barber on September 20, 2012 at 3:56pm

Hi, Denise,

If the school itself already has facebook and twitter accounts then there are probably already policies in place. When I set-up our accounts, I consulted with someone from the Admin office in public relations who handled the main university facebook/twitter accounts and he gave me all the information I needed.

Comment by Denise Watts on September 20, 2012 at 3:41pm

Hello all,

I am in the process of incorporating social media technologies into our academic library for reference help and guidance (Google+, Skype, Facebook etc). As a small non-profit college the administration’s focus on these technologies is in the infant stages. I am now in the slow process of educating on the use of 2.0 technologies as reference points. With this in mind I am required by my institution to have written permission from these companies to use their social media technologies from my desk for research and reference help to students.
I need to find written permission, TOS, or EULA from Google+, Blogger, Skype (found), FB pages/groups, and Twitter for an academic library to use these items without a paid account.

I have done:
I have contacted a few libraries (public, academic, large, and small) about Google+. They “all” told me they just started an account and did not consider the TOS or EULA.
I have contacted these companies and have only heard back from Skype.
I have found Google for Education, Google for Non-Profit, Google Apps, Google Developer, and Google for Business. We do not fall under any of these options.

I know it is common knowledge that we can use these items as libraries, but I can't convince the admin of that point.

Any and all suggestions would be helpful.

Thank you!


Comment by Dr Mayank Trivedi on September 7, 2012 at 3:47am
Dear Sir/Madam,

It is our privilege to inform you that Smt Hansa Mehta Library, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India will be hosting 15th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking(NACLIN)-2012 during November 20 to 22, 2012, jointly with DELNET.We
are enclosing herewith  the e-brochure, and the submission guidelines, and registration form  for your reference.

We look forward to your contribution in the conference, and request you to inform your colleagues and research scholars about the conference.
(Dr Mayank Trivedi)
Organizing Secretary,
Comment by Farid Bazmi on December 1, 2011 at 2:42pm
Comment by Janice Flahiff on November 23, 2011 at 4:42am

libraries responding to conflict – Penn State

Librarian Jessamyn West has great post on example of how libraries can respond to what is going on in their communities with resources and facts.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, thank you Jessamyn, and thank you Penn State librarians 


Comment by Janice Flahiff on November 20, 2011 at 3:03pm

Hmm..Facebook not a great library social media tool???

D-Lib Magazine

November/December 2011
Volume 17, Number 11/12

Academic Libraries on Facebook: An Analysis of Users' Comments

Michalis Gerolimos
Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece 


This paper examines users' comments on the Facebook pages of 20 American academic libraries and subdivides them into 22 categories. A total of 3,513 posts were examined and analyzed in various ways, including how many of the posts included user comments and how many had none; how many comments were included in each post; and what the percentage of user participation was on the library walls, in terms of "likes" and comments. The most significant findings are that approximately 91% of the posts do not include any comments, over 82% of user participation is expressed via the "like" functionality and most comments on academic libraries' Facebook pages are not uploaded by prospective users (i.e., college and university faculty and students) but rather by library personnel, employees affiliated with the same institution as the library, and alumni.

6. Conclusions

This study recorded the lack of a steady flow of feedback (especially comments) on any of the 20 academic library Facebook pages examined. Rather, one can see infrequent spikes of interest and excitement triggered by an event, a comment, or a question. An exhibition, photos, or questions might draw some (digital) attention for a limited time before the wall goes back to its normal state, including only library posts, along with some "likes" every now and then.

All of the data collected indicate a low level of interaction between users and the academic library via its Facebook wall. The metrics reveal limited user participation as reflected in the number of comments left on the wall and the number of followers. Most library posts include no user comments (over 90% average) while over 60% of the posts do not include "likes" at all.


Comment by Joseph Dudley on November 17, 2011 at 10:17am

I've just extended our reference collection a little by posting QR codes leading to electronic reference sources.  The codes have been posted in plastic document holders at the end of each row.  I've started to recommend these sources to students during reference interviews, and the Career Services department is interested in possibly distributing codes to students via email.


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