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HootSu ite is a great networking tool since it enables the amalgamation of various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, MySpace, Foursquare, WordPress, Mixi and TrendSpottr. HootSuite's creator and CEO, Ryan Holmes used crowdsourcing to choose the new name of his company in 2009. In 2012, OMERS recognized this... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Information Services Team Blog
Here you are at the Reference Desk happily ready to serve the public when you are asked to recommend a story about firefighters for a child in grade 2. The Children's Librarian has gone for lunch. You...are Alone! This is when I turn to the latest edition of "A to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2013 at Information Services Team Blog
A great overview of Amanda's presentation at the IST Conference. She had a lot of ideas that really makes one think about how to look at the library experience in a different way.
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Jun 21, 2012
Did you know that you don't have to wait for a copy of "The Official Driver's Handbook" to come in for you as a hold? The entire Handbook may be read online at Driver's Handbook Online. From this site, you can also link to... "The Official Motorcycle Handbook", "The Official... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at Information Services Team Blog
I like think I was ahead of the E-book Downloading Curve. I remember the good old days when you could log into Download E-Books onthe Toronto Public Library website and easily check out a book without going through pages of items on hold. I started by using a tiny trusty... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at Information Services Team Blog
It's nice to know that other Canadian Libraries are having the same issues as we do here at TPL. At the IST Fall Conference, Gail Richardson of "Libraries Moving Forward", devised a study to analyze User Behaviour & Expectation of Reference Services at Hamilton Public Library. Over the last few... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at Information Services Team Blog
Our library users often ask me, "Where are you travelling to next?" , since they know I'm always planning a future holiday. I get great travel and cruise ideas from the Web and here are a few of the sites I use most often : , cruisecritic, tripadvisor and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Information Services Team Blog
Wouldn't I like to know! As I creep around Facebook as "Stalking Auntie", I find out that my niece has been accepted to U of T and loves the "Crazy Nasty*** Honey Badger". My friend's daughter has just ended an important relationship and all of them are posting tons of... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at Information Services Team Blog
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