There is something truly inspiring when libraries can share ideas, knowledge and discussion, yet at the same time, be separated by oceans, mountains and boarders. Hence our motto, “connecting the world one library at a time.” Therefore, we encourage all librarians to document their event to the best of their abilities. Keep the ideas flowing by capturing the event! (Pictures, blogs, videos, etc.) Taking advantage of this technology is essential and it is important to extend TSP to people who are interested. Due to language, location and resources, we realize that achieving this goal is difficult. But capturing your event may be easier then you think. Here are some helpful tips:
- Photos– No matter what language, a picture speaks a thousand words. Take as many pictures as possible. There is always time to edit, crop and select the best pictures later. Most cell phones have built in digital cameras and uploading pictures to flckr.com is an option. Flickr allows you to create a FREE account and it is an easy way to share pictures.
- Blogs– As much as we love to blog about events, we will never know how the event really is because we are not there (we wish we could go to all of them!). It is always better told by somebody who attended the event. WordPress.com and Blogger.com are free platforms to write meaningful descriptions.
- Video– This is definitely the difficult option, but usually the end result is more engaging and dynamic. If you have the experience in filming and producing a video, then by all means, do it! Even putting a slide show together can be effective. Youtube.com and vimeo.com are good for uploading videos.
- Send it to us– As I mentioned earlier, it is always better to get the perspective of somebody who was there. But either way, we would be happy to write and post pictures of the event on the TSP site. The more information, pictures, and videos you send us, the better.
If you have any technical questions or problems, do not hesitate to send us an email. We would be happy to help out in any way possible. We are anticipating the upcoming events and good luck with your September Project!