Thing 9: More Facebook

Mother Goose and Grimm comic strip by Mike Peters, May 8, 2009

Mother Goose and Grimm comic strip by Mike Peters, May 8, 2009

After an intense three weeks preparing lectures (more like book talks on multiple picture books) on children’s literature genres, grading papers, listening to presentations and developing an online exam, I am back.

The article distinguishing between Facebook pages and groups was useful.  My library doesn’t have a Facebook page, but perhaps we should think about developing one.   I’m a fan of 20 pages, including a few libraries and other education-related places.

As for groups, I already belonged to a few (Librarians and Facebook, Library 2.0 Interest Group, Libraries and Librarians, for example), but found a few more to join:  UNT-SLIS Unite!, where I went to library school, and a couple for my K-8 Catholic school in Houston (about to celebrate its 45th anniversary).  There’s a potential problem with groups right there; people will often start them not realizing another group for the same thing already exists.

I’m also part of a closed group:  my small (125) Houston Catholic girls’ high school class has a group, partly for planning for our 35th reunion next year.  The administrator said, “I have made this a private group … to prevent professional alumni businesses from getting our class list.  If you know any other Class of 75 members on Facebook, just have them contact me and I will let them in the group.”  I think that’s a good idea.

I’ve enjoyed looking at the various reunion and other class photos posted on some of these group pages, and trying to figure out who is who!

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