Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Our moving truck is unloaded, and getting ready for work today felt akin to running an indoor obstacle course!

Friday, August 21, 2009

is eagerly awaiting the arrival in UT of the rest of my family (Alissa, Sonia & Marie). A month apart is TOO LONG!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Now I am testing posting directly from to my blog, Twitter & Facebook accounts.

Elusive Integration

Yesterday I posted to this blog hoping that HootSuite would pick up the update, then pass it on to Twitter, which would then pass it on to Facebook. I'm trying again to see if I can get this to work. Otherwise I will have to try another combination. I feel like I'm trying to untangle a mess of yarn into its half-dozen different colors, then braid them together all at the same time!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Juggling Web 2.0 for my first job

Streamlining a blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter account and news blurbs on the website.
In July I began work as a Web Services Librarian at the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. One of my first tasks is to wrangle together the library's blog (unused), Facebook page (well-used) and add a Twitter account (yet to be created). In addition I am to draft a proposed policy for these social media for approval.
I began by sending an inquiry to the listerv at LITA (Library Information Technology Association) for advice on tools and software to help. I quickly received a number of helpful responses from colleagues and as a result of their advice chose to use HootSuite to combine updates for Twitter, Facebook and a blog. I am now posting to my blog to see how it feed through HootSuite to my personal Twitter account set up for just this purpose. I will see how well this works. #fb