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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

BPL Library News Alerts

Our Readers' Advisory Department just began utilizing its new and improved web site to post a newsletter for our patrons. Kathy has done a great job utilizing the best features of online publishing. Click here to see the very first alert.

What Kathy is offering here is an annotated list of a few new or upcoming titles with links to further information about the book from other web sources.

This is a great way to keep your patrons informed, but more importantly, it reminds them of all what we librarians as a human resource have to offer. We have been trained to sift through the great masses of information available, in print and electronic form, in order to provide our patrons with easy access points to what interests them at that moment. Web publishing is a great way to showcase this.

We are increasing the BPL's Library 2.0 presence every day. And the great thing about web publishing is that everyone, all over the world, can utilize our (or any other library's) lists and information--for FREE. Providing further proof on how great we librarians really are.

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