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Presentation given at the Kentucky Medical Libraries Association meeting.

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