Friday, June 16, 2006

Holy Wi-Fi, Batman! The Lyme Public Library has a blog!

Welcome to the Lyme Public Library Blog! Thanks to continuing education workshops sponsored by organizations such as the Connecticut State Library, the Connecticut Library Consortium, and the Connecticut Library Association, we dinosaurs who went to library school before the computer revolution can keep up with new technologies. The particular workshop that taught me how to set up this blog was called “Getting the 411 on New Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, Mobile Devices and more.”

The purpose of this blog is to keep the community informed of library services, programs, and events, and occasionally to comment on issues that affect this library or libraries in general. Despite disseminating information in our print newsletter, our web site, print and online media outlets, flyers, etc., there always seem to be people who say they didn’t see it, so this is one more tool we can use to try to get the word out, albeit in a more casual way. In addition, if you have any questions about the library or topics you’d like to see addressed in this blog, email us at lplblog@gmail.com. I can’t make any promises as to how often I will post to the blog. Despite my good intentions, I have a feeling it won’t be as often as I’d like, but I hope you’ll check in periodically to see what’s happening at the library. Again, welcome, and thanks for reading.