I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
Sheila, thanks friending me. I'm not a librarian but a wannabe. My interest has been rooted first in search and discover on the Web, then through higher education and now at the intersection of libraries and the Internet at OCLC. Your question about adding real value is a good one? What can SN's do for library patrons? Extend discover beyond the search results list!
Has anyone thought about creating a "ning" for your library community and about the possibility of combining it with services so the library is this place to make friends and get info. at the same time?
Everyone has so many differnt personas. Thanks for all the cool images. How are we going to reinvent a "social networking" 2.0 in the libarry environment. What do you think students really need/want? What can we offer to add real value?