For those of you who haven’t run across this yet, Springshare has developed library-oriented social networking and social bookmarking tools designed to put users in contact with librarians and provide just in time support for library tools. LibGuides is also integrated with Facebook, meaning users could potentially access library materials, including the OPAC, from within Facebook. And since we know that students in particular use Facebook incessantly, this could be extremely useful for outreach.
I’ve already been given a demo username and password, so I will be testing it out in days to come. From the extensive demos on the site, it appears slick, easy to use, and dead useful. Has anyone else tried it out? What does everyone else think?