Pass It On

Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

About May 25, 2007

Welcome to Pass It On, a new blog from the reference librarians at Sunnyvale Public Library!

We have created Pass It On as a way to share exciting news, announcements, and information on a variety of topics that reflect our interests and expertise at the Reference Desk. As we grow this site, you will find information about upcoming programs and classes in and out of the Library, a variety of booklists and literary features, tips and tricks for finding information in our library collection and research tools, and anything else we think is so great that we just have to Pass It On!

While we still have and will continue to advertise news and programming information via our library web site and newsletter, we chose to create a blog in order to take advantage of this revolutionary publishing tool which allows us to communicate more quickly and flexibly than traditional media as well as facilitate feedback from our patrons. In other words, we plan to share with you the most up-to-date and breaking information we can, and we want to know what you think!

If you enjoy what you see here, we strongly encourage you to subscribe to Pass It On via our RSS feed. RSS is an extremely simple yet powerful way to receive a notification when and only when we add new content to our blog. All you need is a free RSS feed reader. Beginners might try Bloglines, an easy-to-use web-based feed reader. Follow the link to the Bloglines site and sign up for a free account. Then, type our URL, passitonsv.wordpress.com, into the box near the upper-right corner, use the drop-down menu to select “Subscribe to URL” and click the arrow. On the screen that follows, scroll down to the bottom and click the Subscribe button. That’s it! Every time you visit Bloglines and log into your account, you will be able to quickly see if we (or any other news web sites or blogs you subscribe to) have posted anything new since the last time you checked. Still not sure? Watch this video from the folks at CommonCraft who explain “RSS in Plain English.”

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