Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thing #11

LibraryThing was one of those things I have always wanted to check out but never took the time to do so. Luckily Thing #11 gave me the opportunity to take a look at this popular thing called LibraryThing! ;-)

I really think a librarian could get lost on this site. What a great tool. I signed up for an account and immediately began adding books. I suddenly felt the urge to add all of the books in my home, but I had to resist the urge for the sake of time. I love how it organizes all of the information, provides cover photos, allows you to customize how your books are listed, and provides opportunities for social interactions based on books. When I checked out the groups available through the site I realized that there is literally a group for everyone.

This would be a great website for teachers to use. They could catalog all of the books in their classroom collection and have students create accounts to track what they read throughout the year. The teacher could even create reading groups for the students since there is an option to create private groups. I will definitely share this web find with others.

1 comment:

  1. Me too! I found myself getting further and further into the site as I hit more tabs and buttons. I was originally only going to do 5 of my books, but LibraryThing made it so easy to add books that I found myself adding more. A friend of mine said she would use it at school to catalog her personal books that she liked to read to her students.