Social Media for Medical Librarians<br />Billie Anne Gebb<br />Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing<br />Kentuc...
Social Media – What is it?<br />Web 2.0<br />Collaboration, sharing, user-generated content<br />Cloud computing<br />Inte...
Social Media – What does it include?<br />Social networking<br />Micro-blogging<br />Social bookmarking<br />File sharing<...
Social Media<br />Why is it important to librarians?<br />Professional development and learning<br />Personal Learning Net...
Facebook<br />“Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”<br />http://www.facebook.com<...
Facebook<br />500 million users (which would make it the world’s third largest country)<br />More than 1 in 4 Internet use...
Facebook<br />Professional uses<br />Become a fan of professional associations<br />Create a fan page for your library<br ...
Facebook<br />What should your fan page look like?<br />Info tab can include location, phone number, hours, websites<br />...
Demo<br />
Twitter<br />Microblogging<br />Sharing<br />Real time information                                    network<br />Convers...
Twitter<br />Getting started<br />Create an account<br />Set up your profile<br />Basics<br />@ replies<br />@mentions<br ...
Twitter<br />Who to follow?<br />Me! @BAGebb, @FSMFNLibrary<br />@libraryfuture – Joe Murphy, Yale<br />@krafty – Michelle...
Twitter<br />What to tweet? <br />It’s not just what you had for lunch…<br />RT items of interest<br />Post library info (...
Demo<br />
Twitter<br />Apps/Clients<br />TweetDeck<br />Twitterfic<br />Echofon<br />HootSuite<br />
Demo<br />
In Conclusion…<br />
For further reading…<br />Presentation available at http://www.slideshare/FrontierLibrary<br />http://www.slideshare.net/v...
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  • PLN – what librarians have always done
  • Create an account – choose usernameSet up profile – choose picture/avatarDifferent RTsCan only DM someone who is following you
  • Use a third-party client to manage multiple twitter accounts (as well as FB)Mobile apps for using on a smartphone
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    1. 1. Social Media for Medical Librarians<br />Billie Anne Gebb<br />Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing<br />Kentucky Medical Library Association<br />July 13, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Social Media – What is it?<br />Web 2.0<br />Collaboration, sharing, user-generated content<br />Cloud computing<br />Internet-based, available on demand<br />
    3. 3. Social Media – What does it include?<br />Social networking<br />Micro-blogging<br />Social bookmarking<br />File sharing<br />Communication tools<br />Collaboration tools<br />Blogging<br />Podcasting<br />RSS<br />List from “Introduction to Social Media” from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, http://c4lpt.co.uk/academy/ism/whatissome.html<br />
    4. 4. Social Media<br />Why is it important to librarians?<br />Professional development and learning<br />Personal Learning Network (PLN)<br />Marketing <br />“Librarians need new skill sets for <br />Utilizing and leveraging social networking sites in the provision of quality services <br />Maintaining our role as information experts in a Web2.0 world” <br />Murphy, J. & Moulaison, H.L. (2009). “Social Networking Literacy Competencies for Librarians” presented at ACRL 14th National Conference. http://www.slideshare.net/joseph.murphy/social-networking-literacy-competencies-for-librarians<br />
    5. 5. Facebook<br />“Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”<br />http://www.facebook.com<br />
    6. 6. Facebook<br />500 million users (which would make it the world’s third largest country)<br />More than 1 in 4 Internet users have an account<br />Started by a Harvard undergrad – originally just for college students<br />Fastest growing demographic is those >34<br />Layout, privacy controls, functions, etc., constantly changing<br />Statistics from Fletcher, D. (2010, May 31). Friends Without Borders. Time, 175(21), 32-38.<br />
    7. 7. Facebook<br />Professional uses<br />Become a fan of professional associations<br />Create a fan page for your library<br />Difference between a group and fan page<br />
    8. 8. Facebook<br />What should your fan page look like?<br />Info tab can include location, phone number, hours, websites<br />Include photos<br />Discussions?<br />Posts<br />Search tips<br />Links to articles<br />Feedback<br />New additions to collection<br />Highlights from archives<br />Work of faculty, students, staff<br />
    9. 9. Demo<br />
    10. 10. Twitter<br />Microblogging<br />Sharing<br />Real time information network<br />Conversation<br />Personal Learning Network (PLN)<br />“What’s happening?”<br />
    11. 11. Twitter<br />Getting started<br />Create an account<br />Set up your profile<br />Basics<br />@ replies<br />@mentions<br />RT<br />DM<br /># hashtags<br />URL shorteners<br />
    12. 12. Twitter<br />Who to follow?<br />Me! @BAGebb, @FSMFNLibrary<br />@libraryfuture – Joe Murphy, Yale<br />@krafty – Michelle Kraft, Cleveland Clinic<br />NLM, CDC, etc.<br />#followalibrarian<br />#followfriday (or #ff)<br />Look to see who others are following<br />
    13. 13. Twitter<br />What to tweet? <br />It’s not just what you had for lunch…<br />RT items of interest<br />Post library info (special hours, etc.)<br />Link to blog posts or websites<br />
    14. 14. Demo<br />
    15. 15. Twitter<br />Apps/Clients<br />TweetDeck<br />Twitterfic<br />Echofon<br />HootSuite<br />
    16. 16. Demo<br />
    17. 17. In Conclusion…<br />
    18. 18. For further reading…<br />Presentation available at http://www.slideshare/FrontierLibrary<br />http://www.slideshare.net/val_forrestal/twitter-for-libraries-handheld-librarian-709<br />http://www.slideshare.net/joseph.murphy/social-networking-literacy-competencies-for-librarians<br />http://c4lpt.co.uk/academy/ism/index.html<br />http://delicious.com/vforrestal/twitter<br />http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/<br />http://mashable.com/2010/07/10/facebook-status-tips-tricks/<br />http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/03/the-ultimate-guide-for-everything-twitter/<br />http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/may09/Milstein.shtml<br />

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