Posts tagged with "businessbytes"

Posted by rkong on 01/17/11
Starting in February, we'll be offering a new series of programs called "Business Bytes." The idea is to help local business owners and professionals learn more about emerging technologies and social media. We'll be covering topics such as Google Places, Facebook pages, and Yelp. For those interested in a preview of this new series, stop by our redesigned Business Center (look for the gigantic flat screen TV!) on January 22 between 1:30-3:00pm. Talk to our experts on staff and find out if this series is for you!
 
Register for future "Business Bytes" now!
 
Claim Your Business Listing on Google
Create a Facebook Page for Your Business
Know What People Say about Your Business Online

Posted by bpardue on 03/10/11
Earlier this week, we hosted the second of our Business Bytes sessions, "Create a Facebook Page for Your Business."  We discussed the difference between Facebook "profiles" (for individuals) and "pages" (for businesses and organizations), the value in extending your brand and connecting with your customers through Facebook, and did a brief walk-through of the setup process.  If you missed the session, you can view the slide presentation below (if the slides below don't work, try this link).  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Pardue.
 
The next session is "Know What People Say about Your Business Online," on Monday, April 11 & Tuesday, April 12.  Sign up now!
 
 

Posted by rkong on 04/11/11
According to a recent PEW research study, 48% of Americans have researched a product or service online and 24% have posted reviews or comments about the things they buy. If you're a business owner or manager, it's definitely worth spending a little bit of time learning how to monitor what people are saying about your business online.
 
Our latest "Business Bytes" program focuses on review websites like Yelp.com and Angie's List. If you're interested in learning more, please take a look at the presentation slides below. Afterwards, schedule an appointment with a librarian who will be able to explain the finer details of each website and help you get started!
 

Posted by rkong on 02/16/11
Our first program for the new Business Bytes series was held last week. We introduced local business owners to Google Places and explained why it makes sense to verify your business' listing. If you missed the class, take a look at the slide presentation below and let us know if you have any questions. We'd be happy to meet with you one-on-one to help you set up your business on Google Places.
 
And don't forget to register for the next in this series on creating Facebook pages for businesses!
 

Posted by rkong on 05/13/11
If you missed our most recent program in the Business Bytes series, check out the slide presentation below and contact us if you'd like to set up a personal appointment to get training.
 
 
 
The Business Bytes series is designed to introduce technology topics to local business owners and employees. Next month's topic is "Twitter for Business" so be sure to register now.

 
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If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
 
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
 
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy