Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Social Networking

December 4, 2012

Today we’re hosting librarians from around the country and talking about engaging with students.  TOTD are on stage looking at social networking, so we thought it would be a good moment to rehearse the places you can find us and why you might want to:


The Library’s Facebook page keep you up-to-date, offers links to help, and even answers enquiries.  If you’re on Facebook, try liking us!


Our Google+ stream is a way of keeping up with the Library happenings.    Use it for up-to-the minute news, to catch our mini-competitions, or even to ask enquiries.  Join our circles!


Collections of photos – some to do with the Library, some that are fun from around the web.  See what we’re up or see what we’re interested in!


The Library’s Twitter feed is a great way of keeping up with goings-on via Twitter.  Use it for up-to-the minute news, to catch our mini-competitions, or even to ask enquiries.  Follow us!


Introductory and ‘how to’ videos to give you a taste of the Library.

and of course the one you already know about!

Thing of the Day

This is a blog rounding up bizarre, interesting and sometimes even useful things we find on the internet.  Send in a contribution via




February 29, 2012

As this year is a leap year, today we all have an extra day – but what are you doing with yours? is billed as the world’s biggest blogging project. It’s the brain child of David Mitchell a headteacher from the North West of England who wants to raise the profile of blogging to learners of all ages across the globe so that the power of a genuine audience can be experienced by as many people as possible.

This a stripped down version of blogging which allows you to submit a post with just one click. The site opened as soon as the first country time zone entered the 29th February. So get involved and get blogging!



Right to link

April 30, 2010

TOTD attended an event on eCopyright for libraries and archives this week and heard a very interesting presentation from Struan Bartlett, Managing Director and Chairman on NewsNow and the Right2Link Campaign. The focus was on the right to link to newspaper content, but there was a more general message about protecting the right to follow and share links to any publicly available web site. You can learn more about the Right2Link campaign here:

An Announcement

April 1, 2009

Dear Readers,

It is with deep regret that we have to announce that this will be the last post of Thing of the Day. Yes I am afraid we are closing the blog. Myself and the rest of the team have had great fun compiling all these weird and wonderful sites, videos and pictures from all over the Internet and sharing them all with you. We hope that you have enjoyed what you have seen, had a few laughs and learned a thing or two. The Thing of the Day team would like to thank you all very much for reading our postings and your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you all very much! The blog will still be available for others to read so please tell all your friends about us and share some of the things you’ve seen. In the meantime, goodbye and thanks for everything!




Yes, that’s right, we’re not really going to stop blogging – all the above is a wind up. As you may have guessed, we are getting into the spirit of April Fools Day. A day when the newspapers are filled with tales about spaghetti trees, flying penguins and every other chair in the office has a whoopie cushion hidden on the seat. Here’s a list from Wikipedia detailing the history of April Fools Day and various pranks played over the years:

P. S. If this post has been too convincing and your friends have been fooled please show tell them otherwise!

For all those anonymous bloggers out there…

June 16, 2008

Take care!