Never say never!
Rob Lesher talked me into Facebook. (Thanks Rob!) I "never" saw myself "on Facebook". But, there I am! And, I find it fun! It is a great way to "stay in touch" and stay informed. I have reconnected with old friends. I now see the impact of Facebook as a tool for marketing and networking. My library has a page; many of "my" librarians have pages... so why not a page for the Roundtable?
"Officially" (on paper--with membership renewals) we have about 30 members for the Roundtable. But "unofficially" the membership can grow by leaps & bounds with such social media as Facebook.
So, if you aren't on Facebook I am daring you to take the leap! The 40+ crowd has taken over Facebook. So, you can't say that you are "too old". It can be a "time waster" if you allow it. (Yes, in the winter I do find myself wasting too much time on Farmville. But in my defense I HATE WINTER.)
Try to "ease in". Create a page for your library. The Internet really is a great equalizer! It is an interactive way for your library to connect with and communicate with your "fans" (locally and from afar). Uploading pictures is easy. If you don't have a digital camera yet for your library, get one now! Nothing tells your library's story better than pictures!
And, once you've created your library's page, please invite me to "like":
email@example.com. (And, don't forget to "like" the Rural & Small Roundtable page!)