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I’ve been spending a fair bit amount of time going through my favourite websites and bookmarking them in why do I love so much?
A number of reasons:

  • I can store and access my favourite websites from any computer;
  • I can share my websites and comments with friends and those who belong to my network;
  • I can discover new websites by browsing other user’s tags (great for research!);
  • I can take advantage of the daily blog posting tool to automatically add new websites to my blog;
  • the ability to display link rolls (my latest bookmarks) and tag clouds to my website;
  • I can syndicate my links via RSS.

Lately I’ve been giving some thought to how libraries use

So how can you make your library

Take a look at “Make Your Library Social Bookmarking in the Stacks” presented on February 22, 2007, by Jason Griffey from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, as part of the “Five Weeks to a Social Library” series of online workshops.

Libraries using

Some great examples of libraries using include:

The ALA Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) wiki provides a useful list of links to librarians using delicious to collect government documents.

Alameda County Public Library : bookmarks on

Assumption College for Sisters Library : bookmarks on

ArLiSNAP : Art Library Students & New ARLIS* Professionals
Take a look at how they have implemented on their website. A great example of a tag cloud appears on their “Resources” page.

Beaufort County Library : bclrefdesk’s bookmarks on

Bibliothèques de Brest (Brest City Libraries) : Bibliothèques municipales de Brest’s bookmarks on

Bibliothèques de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris-IV) : page (in French but a pleasure to explore!)

Brimbank Libraries in Australia incorporates all their delicious links in a tag cloud on their newly designed website.  Clicking on a topic in the tag cloud displays the links and tags directly on the Brimbank Libraries website.  Nicely done!

Buley Library uses the Delicious tag roll for their Physics Subject Guides

Chelmsford Public Library’s page and Subject Guides page is integrated on their website.

Columbus Public Library : bookmarks on

CSU-Pueblo Library : bookmarks on

Cubberley Education Library cloud in blog and bookmarks on

Dublin City Public Libraries : bookmarks on

East Providence Public Library : bookmarks on

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Business, Science and Technology Department : bookmarks on

Greenfield Public Library : greenfieldlibrary’s Bookmarks on Delicious

Hardin Library for Health Sciences : hardin_md’s bookmarks on and hardin_md_etc bookmarks on

Holdrege Public Library makes good use of delicious tag clouds on their “Links we Love“, Kid’s Zone and TeenSpace. Each page has a separate account:
Holdrege Public Library : bookmarks on
HoldregeLibraryKids’ : bookmarks on
HoldregeLibraryTeens’ : bookmarks on

Hubbell Library : hubbelllibrary’s bookmarks on
Hubbell Library maintains a parallel list of government, community and library-related websites on both their website and on Delicious.

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers : bookmarks on

Lane Community Collegelanelibrary bookmarks on delicious

Lansing Public Library : bookmarks on

La Grange Park Library : bookmarks on

Laurence McKinley, Gould Library images collection : bookmarks on

Maui Community College Library :bookmarks on

McMaster University Library Web Team : bookmarks on

Missouri River Regional Library’s Reference Links Database : bookmarks on

Menasha Public Library : bookmarks on

MIT Libraries is using for their Virtual Reference page. You can view the tag cloud or see their links in

A great example of a library using the tag cloud for their Teen page is Nashville Public Library.

Natural Resources Canada Library: English bookmarks on and French bookmarks on

Nebraska Library Commission : NLC_Reference’s bookmarks on

The New York State – 2008 Summer Reading Program uses delicious for linking to other summer reading program web sites, programming ideas, games and more. Their delicious links are nicely integrated on the program page using Feed2JS.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Library : nwtclibrary’s bookmarks on

North Metro Technical College Library : “Resources Related to Your Program of Studies” bookmarks on

OCLC list of the top 1000 titles : bookmarks on

Pierce County Library : bookmarks on

Purdue University, Hicks Undergraduate Library : bookmarks on

San Mateo Public Library bookmarks on (a great example of websites organized using the Dewey Decimal Classification System!)

Seldovia Library : bookmarks on

Seminole County Public Library : bookmarks on

Seund Library : UND SE Clinical Campus Librarian : seundlibrary’s bookmarks on

Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources has made great use of the tag cloud on their Green Library bookmarks on .

Springfield Technical Community College Library : bookmarks on

Stony Brook University, Health Sciences Library : bookmarks on

Tampa Bay Library Consortium : TampaBayLC bookmarks on

Thunder Bay Public Library’s list, tag cloud, and bookmarks on .

Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Website links are syndicated on their “our recent bookmarks” page.

The Library at UCD Dublin has done an amazing job of integrating delicious bookmarks into their Subject Portals Index.

Umpqua Community College Library (Roseburg, OR) : bookmarks on

University of Alberta Libraries : Winspearslib bookmarks on

University of Georgia Library, Cataloging Department cataloging resources

University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries : bookmarks on

University of Michigan Dentistry Library : bookmarks on

University of Michigan Health Sciences Libraries : bookmarks on

University of Michigan Library 2.0 Program : bookmarks on

University Library, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater : bookmarks on

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Lupton Library has a list of “interesting websites” selected by Jason Griffey, UTC’s Head of Library Information Technology.  utc_interesting bookmarks on

USF Lakeland Library Services

Washington State Library Public Services Team : research and genealogy links

Widener Law School Library : bookmarks on

Witkin State Law Library of California : bookmarks on

ZEW : Centre for European Economic Research : ZEW_Bibliothek’s Bookmarks on Delicious
The library of the ZEW : Centre for European Economic Research in Germany, uses to collect links to databases, tutorials on literature search, research organizations, and links related to economic research in Europe.


Here’s a round-up of tools and resources.

Two good blog post on implementation from Social Networking Strategies for Libraries:

From the Ning Library 2.0 Network:

Library Subject Guides using

Social Bookmarking 101 : focus on, presentation by Stephanie Zimmerman, Training Coordinator, Library System of Lancaster County.