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Hello East Greenbush Community Library and welcome to Week Four of our “Connect 2. U” program! This week, you’ll get to play around and explore YouTube.

What is YouTube?

YouTube is a popular social media tool and video sharing website. A few activities you can do with YouTube include watching and sharing videos, uploading videos, and creating a list of your favorite videos.

Why Should I know About YouTube?

According to >YouTube’s Statistics, “over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month” and “72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.” Now, the video cap on YouTube is 15 minutes long so that’s a lot of videos uploaded every minute.Most likely, your patrons are using YouTube or have a question regarding this technology and this week’s module will hopefully help you feel more comfortable and give you more knowledge into YouTube. Continue Reading →

Goodreads 2


For casual and avid readers Goodreads is social networking site that does three thing really well.

  • First, it’s a place to share with family and friends what books you are reading and see what they are reading.
  • Second, Goodreads has some easy to use tools for keeping track of the books you have read and the books you want read.
  • Third, Goodreads is place for both new and established authors to have a dialog with their fans.
  • Bonus feature for library staff that work directly with the public, Goodreads is an excellent resource to get the current reviews and opinions of newly published books and an useful site for assisting patron’s with reader advisory questions.

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Tumblr is a free blogging platform.  New to blogging?  Want a quick review?  A blog is a web based diary or scrap book that you share with others.  You share what you like including text, pictures, video, sound and apps.   If you’d like a little more information on blogs, read What is a Blog or to become familiar with blogging vocabulary try this glossary of blog terminology. Continue Reading →


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Marketing 2.0

This project is learning about one type of photo sharing and how it can be used to promote your library and all that is in it and what is going on there. There are other photo sharing websites, but we chose flickr.

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