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Great Video to Help Raise Money for a Library

   March 26th, 2012 Brian Herzog

Just a quick post to share this great video, in case you haven't seen it already: the M. N. Spear Library in the Western Massachusetts town of Shutesbury put it together to help raise money for a new building.

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Whether or not you donate is up to you, but I thought this was an excellent example of a library being creative with new media: the video is great, they're encouraging sharing it, they involved their patrons, and it's fun.

Update 3/27/12:
Speaking of great library videos, I hope you've seen this one too:

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New Search Engine

   March 25th, 2007 Brian Herzog

Search with Kevin I read about this a few days ago, but it bears repeating...

For all of you reference librarians out there who get stuck when answering a question, there's a new internet search engine to help. Thank goodness Kevin Federline is looking out for us.

I'd never heard of the Prodege search engine before, but it's an interesting concept - letting people "brand" the search engine as a fundraiser (soft of like Amazon's affiliate program).

According to their About page, it is designed for charities to use raise money. I know Kevin has had his own troubles, but I don't exactly seem him as a charity case quiet yet.

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