Solve the Mystery of a Summer Reading Web Page

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Presentation by Dylan Baker for the Idaho Commission for Libraries' Read-to-Me seminar on Summer Reading 2007: Get a Clue.

Presentation by Dylan Baker for the Idaho Commission for Libraries' Read-to-Me seminar on Summer Reading 2007: Get a Clue.

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  • 1. Solve the Mystery of a Summer Reading Web Page Investigated by Dylan Baker Webmaster / Youth Services Paraprofessional at Ada Community Library [email_address]
  • 2. Get the Prints!
    • Printable registration forms
      • Convert your forms to PDF
        • PDF Online ( https://www.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp )
        • Zamzar ( http:// www.zamzar.com / )
    • Printable activity sheets
      • CDROM with Summer Reading binder includes several activity sheets already in PDF format
  • 3. Question the Suspects http:// www.ebr.lib.la.us/services/summerreadingfaq.htm
  • 4. Thank Your Sponsors http:// www.sonomalibrary.org/chilprograms/SR.html
  • 5. Give ‘em the Time of Day
    • Use Web Calendars to display your event times
      • Google Calendar ( http:// calendar.google.com )
      • RSSCalendar ( http:// www.rsscalendar.com )
      • 30 Boxes ( http://30boxes.com )
      • MySpace ( http:// www.myspace.com )
  • 6. Photograph the Crime Scene http:// www.flickr.com
  • 7. Create a Flickr Account
  • 8. More Flickr Fun
    • Using Flickr
      • Flickr Badges
      • Slideshows on your website
    • Image Editing on the Web
      • Picnik: http:// www.picnik.com /
      • Snipshot: http://snipshot.com/
      • PXN8: http://www.pxn8.com/
  • 9. Trading Cards http:// bighugelabs.com/flickr /
  • 10. Wanted Posters
    • http:// www.glassgiant.com /wanted/
  • 11. Block Posters http:// www.blockposters.com /
  • 12. RockYou! (Photo Montages) http:// www.rockyou.com /
  • 13. Photo Contests http:// www.gcpl.lib.oh.us/src.asp#contest
  • 14. Blog Book Reviews
    • Use reviews from staff or patrons
      • Use a form (paper or web-based) to get uniform reviews
    • Link titles to your online catalog
    • If you’re not using the “e-Branch in a Box”, try Blogger or MySpace
  • 15. Books-o-Meter
    • If you have an overarching goal (reaching a certain number of participants or hours read), keep your patrons updated about how close they are to reaching it
  • 16. Internet Scavenger Hunts
    • Two different formulas
      • Just Your Site
        • Hide content/graphics in various pages on your site
        • Easier to manage, since you control the playing field
      • The Whole Enchilada (Entire Internet)
        • A list of questions that are answered on other websites
        • Can have a more educational/informative focus
  • 17. The (Un)usual Haunt
    • Promote on MySpace
      • Blog
      • Calendar (for events)
      • Friends
      • Comments
      • Bulletin (for announcement)
      • Messages
  • 18. Questions?