Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Representing Arkansas libraries today by serving on the INA Board today #arkansas #arkansaslibraries #arkansasgovernment #governmentatwork

via Instagram http://ift.tt/2h45WbZ Representing Arkansas libraries today by serving on the INA Board today #arkansas #arkansaslibraries #arkansasgovernment #libraryblog #governmentatwork

Saturday, August 20, 2016

IFTTT - The app you aren't using, but should

IFTTT - The app you aren't using, but should
I want to take a few moments to break away from my normal posts, and share with you one of my favorite productivity tools - IFTTT.  

This app is basically a tool that creates an automatic chain of secondary actions based on a primary action, in effect saving you time and increasing your productivity.  What does this mean?  IFTTT lets you link two services together in am if-this-then-that action.  For instance, If I post a picture in Instagram I can have that post automatically posted in my Wordpress blog (see my Insta-moment posts) with a predetermined formula for title and various metadata.   

  • Evernote to Wordpress
  • Facebook to Google Calendar
  • Wordpress to Facebook
  • Android device to Dropbox
  • Pinterest to Twitter
  • Craigslist search to Email
  • Twitter to Google Spreadsheet

IFTTT works with houndreds of platforms and services and the process of creating linked actions is really simple.  The process of linking services and creating secondary actions only takes seconds and involves only a few pieces of data from which to process the action.  

IFTTT calls the process of creating this chain of events a "recipe." To create a recipe the user only needs to select the mortar and pestle icon.  From there you will be given the options to choose the services you want to connect.  Once you create a recipe, you can go back and edit it to reflect the metadata values you want to use (date, time, title, url, tags, etc).

IFTTT is a free download in your mobile store.  This app really takes the guess work out of staying connected and streamlines workflows that you have never even considered.   Try it!  There are thousands of possibilities and I bet you will be just as excited as I am once you give it a try!

* note: this blog post was originally published to my personal blog www.ashleykparker.us

Tags: Blog Post, Tools/Apps, Completed Post, Technology, Readyforlibraryblog
August 12, 2016 at 07:59AM
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Friday, July 15, 2016

Butterfly Kisses

via Instagram http://ift.tt/29BgrAt I was so excited to find this book when we went to visit Mountain View. This book is based on the song my dad and I dance to during the father daughter dance at my wedding. #memories #fatherdaughterdance #librarianslovebooks #blog #libraryblog #littlegoldenbooks #wedding #butterflykisses #bobcarlisle #ilovemydad #daddysgirl

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Day in the Life of a Rural Librarian

via Instagram http://ift.tt/28NmF0I Day in the Life of a Rural Library Director- wash and fold laundry (washing t-shirts for a craft program tonight). #rurallibrary #rurallibrarian #dayinthelife #librarian #jobdescription #libraryblog

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Whose weekend included a visit with Llama Llama? Mine did!

via Instagram http://ift.tt/1PyzURE Whose weekend included a visit with Llama Llama? Mine did! #publiclibrarian #llamallama #summerreading #summer2016 #summerreadingprogram #literacy #arkansas #bookcharacters #libraries #libraryblog

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Getting ready for summer

via Instagram http://ift.tt/1RrWBkA Getting ready for summer by sorting eyes...#24hourlibrarian #summerreading #craftsupplies #libraries #libraryblog

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Future "Letters to Santa" mailbox

via Instagram http://ift.tt/1nFwCyD Future "Letters to Santa" mailbox for the library #upcycle #library #letterstosanta #libraryprogram #libraryblog

I was given the opportunity to aquire this old book drop from another library. I am excited to transform it into a beautiful red mailbox for the library to accept letters to Santa Claus!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Using Google Docs allows me to work anytime and anywhere!

via Instagram http://ift.tt/1QNzsdj Using Google Docs to continue working at home. Working on job descriptions and SOPs. #libraryblog #latenight #googledrive

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Helping mama at work.

via Instagram http://ift.tt/1Q6hlhp Helping mama at work. Which brochure did you need? #futurelibrarian #toddlerlife #lookmom #18monthsold #libraryland #librarianschild #libraryblog #librarian