Building Communities. Social Networking for Academic by Denise Garofalo

By Denise Garofalo

Social media is right here to stick. a strong social media crusade supplies educational libraries with a method to exhibit library assets, spotlight content material and occasions, and allure scholars to pattern what the library has to supply. construction groups is a instruction manual to enforce social media applied sciences for tutorial libraries. it's a advisor to making plans and enforcing a winning social media crusade and comparing its influence. This identify covers: the start of social networking within the educational context; how you can enforce use of social media applied sciences; and comparing their use. the ultimate part considers the longer term and asks: 'What's next?'

  • Provides details on find out how to plan, combine, and investigate using social media in educational libraries
  • Gives examples at the most sensible social media applied sciences to enforce in educational libraries
  • Discusses the abilities and data required within the educational library to release a winning social media campaign

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The strongest suggestion Library B made for those considering social media networking is to remember that libraries need to consider the maintenance of social media efforts and not just the set-up and implementation. It is important to establish an editorial schedule, and take into consideration how often each account needs to be used. For instance, a maintenance schedule for Facebook may be weekly but Twitter should be used daily. Time is another consideration, as well as staff resources. Libraries should remember that it takes time to choose what should be shared on social media, and then more time to construct the language of the post or tweet.

Respondents were given the opportunity to share other ways in which they used social media technologies. Some use social media to stay up to date with their job areas, as a means of professional development. Others use any form of social media to keep the campus community aware of library events, services, and news by sharing new services, emerging-technology news, and anything deemed noteworthy. 7 Popular social media uses in libraries 44 How to approach the implementation of social media technologies campus, to take part in researchers’ discussions, to market library resources by connecting them to current events or trending topics, and to link staff together.

Through social media, academic libraries can interact with faculty, staff, and students about new library resources, projects, services, or events. Participating in social media can ‘provide opportunities for libraries in communicating better with their users’ (Ayu and Abrizah, 2011, p. 257). The conversations naturally arising as an element of a social media presence can provide awareness and understanding of what resources, research needs, programs, or services are desired. Results should not be expected immediately, but patience and perseverance can give the library and its services more exposure and attention.

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