A Break

4 12 2011

CanadaNew ZealandTrinidad & TobagoAustraliaEnglandScotland

The photographs above were taken by commonwealthlibraries.

Over the last few weeks we have explored the use of social media, specifically blogs and YouTube, at libraries throughout the Commonwealth of Nations.  We have seen that social media can be used by public and national libraries in order to meet the information needs of their users and promote their own organization’s goals.

This will be my last post on A Commonwealth of Libraries ~ Social Media in Context for a period of time.

Thank you for traveling the Commonwealth with me.

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Immigration News @ Toronto

4 12 2011

CanadaThe photo above was taken by commonwealthlibraries.

It’s time for this Canadian girl to head back home.  Let’s see how the land of maple leafs, beavers, and the best maple syrup in the Commonwealth of Nations uses blogs in their eastern public libraries.  The next stop in our tour is Toronto.
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And that, my friend, is a librarian @ Canberra

4 12 2011

Australia

The photo above was taken by commonwealthlibraries.

Out next stop on the Commonwealth tour?  Lets head to the land of kangaroos, coral reefs, and hip librarians.  Welcome, once again, to Australia and their National Library, located in Canberra.
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Child’s Follies @ New Zealand

3 12 2011

New Zealand

The photo above was taken by commonwealthlibraries.

I think it is time we head back to New Zealand for an examination of the National Library of New Zealand’s blogosphere.  How does a national library engage with its users through text?  And, more importantly in this post, how does the National Library of New Zealand address the reading habits of children via social media?
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Behind the Scenes @ London

3 12 2011

EnglandThe photo above was taken by commonwealthlibraries.

Where has England been during our tour of the Commonwealth’s libraries, you ask?  England, an original member of the Commonwealth of Nations and subsumed under the United Kingdom, must not be forgotten on our tour… especially as it houses the British Library.

How does the British Library use social media, and especially YouTube, to connect to its local, national, and international users?
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Teens @ Wellington

2 12 2011

New ZealandThe photo above was taken by commonwealthlibraries.

The Commonwealth Secretariat (2011) states that New Zealand joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1931.  Wellington City Libraries, one of New Zealand’s many public library systems, provides users with four blogs in order to address the specific information needs of the libraries’ different user groups.  We will focus on Wellington’s blog for teenage readers.
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Telling a Tale @ Edinburgh

2 12 2011

ScotlandThe photo above was taken by commonwealthlibraries.

How does a Scottish national library tell tales of history, culture, and good ol’ fashioned instruction?

Welcome to Scotland, part of the United Kingdom, and thus an original founding member of the Commonwealth of Nations.  The National Library of Scotland provides its users with a wealth of highly integrated social media tools.  Today we will explore their use of YouTube.
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