Ellyssa Kroski's Blog (16)

Create a Blidget and Facebook App for Your Blog

I just posted about how to easily create a blog widget or "blidget" for your blog by simply copying and pasting the URL into Widgetbox and choosing settings - the post is here on iLibrarian if you're interested. You can also then follow the instructions to create a Facebook Application as I…

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on December 18, 2007 at 10:35am — No Comments

I’m in The New York Times!!

I posted about this on my blog InfoTangle as well, but just had to share the news with my Library 2.0 friends too: The New York Times ran a story about bloggers whose efforts led succesfully to a career

goal, and one of them is me!!! I’m just so thrilled that… Continue

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on August 15, 2007 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Reference Statistics with Zoho Creator

I have created a public version of the Reference Statistics database I created for our department for everyone to play around with and copy for their own department if they like it in Zoho creator.

I’ve been using Zoho for a while now for its word processing and spreadsheet programs. The other day I decided to play around with the Zoho Creator to check out their capabilities with creating databases as I needed a way to keep track of… Continue

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on August 9, 2007 at 4:26pm — 2 Comments

Top Ten Facebook Apps for Librarians

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Librarians are experimenting with a wide range of Facebook Apps ranging from the productive such as the 30 Boxes Calendar, Meebo,…


Added by Ellyssa Kroski on August 3, 2007 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Social Network Growth Charted in New Study

Hi Everyone - I'm now blogging over at iLibrarian, please come by and check out the blog and subscribe if you're interested. My latest post is about the new study by comScore charting the growth of the major social networking communities such as MySpace and Facebook.

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on August 1, 2007 at 9:16am — No Comments

Technology Workshops

If you're looking for ideas for how to design a technology workshop, I've posted up some screenshots of my workshop wikis on my blog here.

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on July 26, 2007 at 11:55am — No Comments

New Pew Report on Online Video

Pew just released its first major report on online video which concludes:

  • 57% of internet users have watched videos online and most of them share what they find with others
  • Three in four (75%) say they receive links to watch video that others have sent to them

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on July 25, 2007 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Choice August issue

Hey Everyone, if you get a chance, check out my essay in this month's Choice - The Social Tools of Web 2.0: Opportunities for Academic Libraries.

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on July 23, 2007 at 2:34pm — 2 Comments

Adjunct Faculty at the Palmer School of Library Science

Well, it’s official. I will be teaching LIS 901-06: Web 2.0 at Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library Science this fall. And what’s more, people have actually signed up already to take my class!!! (read more on my blog here)

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on July 20, 2007 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Wow! I’m in American Libraries

Thanks Matt for letting me know that my talk “Information Design for the New Web” that I gave at… Continue

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on July 18, 2007 at 11:35pm — 1 Comment

LibGuides Librarian - New Facebook App

I wanted to let everyone know about the new Facebook application for those of you who are using LibGuides called LibGuides Librarian. LibGuides is a white-label subscription service which enables libraries to create a branded community of librarian-created subject guides or portals for their users. These subject guides, or libguides can incorporate all kinds of content, pull in RSS feeds,…


Added by Ellyssa Kroski on July 16, 2007 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Folksonomies and Social Tagging Presentation Video

If you'd like to check it out, here's a video of the talk I gave at the Ohio State University Libraries Library 2.0 Conference last month. It was a great conference with very interesting speakers, to watch any of the other talks, go to the main presentation page here.…


Added by Ellyssa Kroski on July 9, 2007 at 1:22pm — 3 Comments

CIL 2007 Schedule

I've finally had a chance to put up my schedule for the Computers in Libraries conference. Anyone else planning on going? I'll be giving 2 talks and moderating a track. This is what I'll be up to:


I'm excited to meet everyone in person, so if you're going, please come up and introduce yourselves! I'll do the same.

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on April 13, 2007 at 12:24pm — 3 Comments

Information Design for the New Web

(This is the topic I will be speaking about at the Computers in Libraries 2007 conference on Monday, April 16th.)

Information design for the Web has changed.


are changing the way that they consume online information, as well as

their expectations about its delivery. The social nature of the Web

brings with it an expectation…

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on April 2, 2007 at 9:55pm — 5 Comments

Visio Workshop - Create a Library Floor Plan

Feel free to download my Microsoft Visio workshop on how to create an online interactive library map. It's available in my new cool Box.net widget above. For all the details, I just posted about it to my InfoTangle blog here:


Have fun!

Added by Ellyssa Kroski on March 22, 2007 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals

I am really excited that my publisher, Neal-Schuman, let me design the cover for my upcoming book, Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals due out later this year. It will be announced in their next catalog which is going to print later this week. Please let me know what you think:

Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals

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Added by Ellyssa Kroski on March 5, 2007 at 11:53am — 4 Comments


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