Social Media in the Library, Phnom Penh October 2013

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A presentation held at the Workshop on Human Rights and Library Management 21-25 October, Phnom Penh; Cambodia.

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Social Media in the Library, Phnom Penh October 2013

  1. 1. -Did you check your e-mail today? An example of how to find students and communicate with them Lotta Davidson Bask
  2. 2. Promoting the resources of the library • If they do not know what the library posess • If they do not know were to search for it • If they do not visit the library •Then we have to find them!
  3. 3. It is a task to get the teachers and the students to use the library • What do we need? • We need a strategy and a colleague whom we trust (and a little courage) • Start with one course, one teacher, one database or one open access journal
  4. 4. Where are the students and the teachers? Find out and chase them! • • • • • • Write messages Make a simple newsletter Inform about opening hours Inform about new books Tell about Open Access material Create guides, both in print and on-line
  5. 5. Free tools to use • • • • • • Wordpress, Blogger or other blog solutions Slideshare Screenr Quick Picture tools Facebook Google docs
  6. 6. http://www.slideshare.net/sa/057b913b53f17d82c6e25c05ea9766bd
  7. 7. Create your own screencast http://screenr.com/kmlH
  8. 8. A simple blog http://lottaanswers.wordpress.com/
  9. 9. Advertise blog post via FB = 44 views
  10. 10. Try it! • It do not have to be perfect the first time • The next try will be better • Do not give up
  11. 11. Good luck and thank you for listening!
  12. 12. The end

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