Caroline set up an Orinda Library Ning, especially to facilitate communication between staffers that don’t have a library e-mail.

Social networking has the potential to be an excellent way to communicate and connect. The trick is keeping a group active. There’s a Youth Programs and Services group, but it hasn’t posted since Feb. 7 By contrast, the Pubyac listserv will send out an average of 5 to 10 messages a day. Maybe the topic (Web 2.0) is too narrow? An inactive group is a sad thing, a bit like having noone show up for your program.

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