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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Overdrive, or Out of Gas? »
After buying my dad a Kindle, I was describing to him how to check out library ebooks from Overdrive. Go here to find hi...
Thursday, October 2, 2014
No Goggles Required »
Here’s a brief look at upcoming Labs on SWON’s schedule. Don’t see the topic you want help with here? Tell us, don’t be...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Capes and Community Heroes »
At Monday’s Summer Reading Program workshop, people shared hero-related programs they had held in the past and pitched i...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Smart Apps For Your Smartphone »
Apple is releasing a new version of the iPhone’s operating system today, iOS8. To celebrate this (I guess?) several of...
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Performance Reviews: Don't Panic »
When performance reviews are coming up (and they always are, right?) the way to prepare for them is to pay attention, no...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Starting Sensory Story Times »
At yesterday’s Picture Book Read-In, Tricia Twarogowski shared some of her experiences in setting up Sensory Story Times...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
It's About Literacy »
School is starting back up, and that means a return of one of the favorite questions educators hear: “When will I eve...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Website Redesign Worries »
Our website needs a redesign . That’s a scary thought. You start to imagine countless hours and dollars disappearing as...
Friday, August 15, 2014
It's Hero Time »
Next year’s Summer Reading Program theme is Heroes , and we’re already thinking about programs you might use....
Thursday, July 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smart Marketing for Smart Patrons »
At last week’s Content Marketing Level-Up Lab, we discussed ways to tell people about upcoming opportunities at librarie...
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feel-Good Marketing »
I went to an email marketing class several years ago, put on by Constant Contact (an email marketing company). SWON had...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Plotting and Brushbotting »
In the last week I’ve gotten to lead two brushbot programs in public libraries. Brushbots, you might remember, put a coin...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Does the Shoe Fit? Assessing a Potential Maker Space for Your Library »
Should you open a maker space in your library? That’s a lousy question. It poses a solution before it even states the prob...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Staunching the Heartbleed Bug (What a Nosebleed!) »
Hopefully you’ve heard about the Heartbleed bug. It’s a problem that affected about 2/3rds of the internet’s secure server...

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