Sunday, April 29, 2007

flickr 101: Taking Pictures, Making Connections

Shelly Drumm of BCR rewarded attendees with a presentation of flickr and its possible uses in promoting our libraries. She addressed the questions of what it is, how it works, why it is unique, how libraries and librarians can use it, and led a discussion of issues and concerns with using it.

flickr is for online photo storage, a photo organizer, a large photo database, a resources for photo sharing, and a place for social networking. After explaining its inner workings, Shelly pointed out its unique qualities when compared to similar services. flickr includes social aspects, sets and slideshows, favorites, fun tools, and Creative Commons licensing options. It can be used to share library events, share marketing ideas, and meet other librarians.You can access and experiment with your own uses for flickr at