|Vacation borrowing at the Marshall Library, March 2009|
The Judge Business School Library uses Facebook to promote its electronic resources, with video tutorials and links to its Delicious bookmarks. It also promotes new and recommended books using Bookshare (also linked under the Boxes tag).
The English Faculty Library has used Facebook to promote a topical library exhibition, promoting the novels of Sir Wilson Harris, a Caribbean novelist on the 2010 Queen's honours list. Some of his novels form part of the Tasker collection donated to the University by Miss Joyce Trotman. The message is powerfully and simply told using photographs.
By contrast the Classics Faculty library uses Facebook to inform its Friends which new journal issues arrive, giving their classmarks.
Facebook can also be used to promote the latest gadgetry and software. The Cambridge Libraries page promotes the libraries widget, a device for iPhones, IPod Touch and Smartphones designed by Huw Jones, and links to a video showing how to use it. Ed Chamberlain awards it 5 stars in his review.
Finally, if you are a juice and cookies fan (sorry, not me!), then check out the Jerwood Library's Facebook page! They also use Bookshare Books to promote their new accessions and have added friendly photographs - all very inviting to new students.