Bringing library results to the forefront of your website…

I love this website for the way it highlights questions:

http://www.education.com/

Scroll down to about the middle of the homepage and you’ll see questions that people recently posted to bulletin boards. But wouldn’t it be great if the same thing could be done by librarians as they answer reference questions? They’d have to ask the patron if it is okay of course, and I wouldn’t post the more sensitive ones but what a cool way to share knowledge and also show the community what you are fielding on a day to day basis!

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2 responses to “Bringing library results to the forefront of your website…

  1. working in a library or bookstore would be my dream job, i love books!

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  2. Hi Christine,

    Thanks so much for helping us spread the word about Education.com. We consider it a great complement when writers like you think enough about what we’re doing to share us with your readers. Thanks!

    I would love to chat with you about your idea of engaging librarians in our Q&A resource (JustAsk). We do have experts answering questions and we get a lot that would be perfect for a reference librarian to answer! Shoot me an email when you have a second and maybe we can find a way to work together.

    Also, I thought I’d tell you about a free summer program we just kicked off that could be a great way for you and other librarians to help keep kids busy this summer.

    We created a Summer Activities Challenge to help parents keep their kids sharp during the summer break while also reminding them that learning can be really fun! And there’s also a chance for them to score some great stuff. Families who complete the Challenge by August 31st will be entered to win a Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook or one of 100 LEGO Creator Mini Sets.

    Education.com has over a thousand activities – organized by grade level and topic – for participating families to choose from (they need to do 20 in order to complete the Challenge). Each activity takes anywhere from ten minutes to several hours to complete and the activities typically require basic materials that families will either have on hand, or can easily and inexpensively acquire.

    If you agree that it’s a great way for families to spend time together this summer, I’d so appreciate your helping us spread the word about it.

    You can learn more by going to my blog post about it (http://www.education.com/blog/kat_eden/2009/06/schools-out/ ), reading the press release (http://www.prweb.com/releases/Summer_Activities/Challenge/prweb2552774.htm) or by going right to the contest’s info page (http://bit.ly/blogger-summer-challenge)

    Thanks a lot!

    Kat

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