Friday, June 19, 2015



Checklist completed

Blog Exercise 15– commenting on other blogs

I posted "Hey Matthew! Great work on the blog. I like the personal touches you've made." on Matthew Lund's blog.

Blog Exercise 14 – invite classmates as readers to your blog

I invited Matthew Lund and Michelle Chapman to view my blog

Blog Exercise 14 – invite classmates as readers to your blog.

I have now added classmates so that they are able to see my blog.

Blog Exercise 13– changing the arrangement of your blog

Within the Blogger Template Designer I rearranged the body, footer, sidebar, cross column and main panel layouts.

Blog Exercise 12. – changing the colour/ background of your blog

Using the Blogger template designer, I customised the background of the blog, the colours and font of each kind of text.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Investigative Exercise 11:Recommendations

There are few recommendations that I would make in regards to the web 2.0 services offered by Leichhardt Library. All platforms are updated regularly, particularly the Facebook page which is often updated daily. Leichhardt Library uses a variety of social media platforms, which means a greater number of people can access the libraries Web 2.0 Services. The use of both text giving information, reference links, with images either backing up information, or being used as the focal point allows for effective transferral of information to patrons.  One service I could recommend would be to include a twitter account that patrons are able to tweet or message research queries to, with a librarian, or research librarian if possible, could answer. This would enable the library to reach still more people via web 2.0.

2. Three examples of Libraries that effectively utilise Social Media are The National Library of Australia, Library of Congress and New York Public Library.

Library of Congress Social Media blog and Twitter account
National Library of Australia Social Media policy, and blog 
Connect with New York Public Library page and twitter

I would recommend that Leichhardt Library post simple online tutorials for using their Local Studies as well as Reference online material, as many of the people interested in the subject matter may be seniors, who may not understand how to access the information. Another recommendation would be that for the Reference area, there is an email or twitter access point, where people looking for information can speak to a librarian, or research librarian if possible.
I would also recommend that for the children's category, the library looks into vlogging story-time, so that children who may not be capable or able of being physically present are able to be included.