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    • Libraries, Librarians & Social Networking Alison Miller @millerlibrarian
    • Social Networking
      • Individuals, organizations, businesses and others
      • Social sites used to connect with others, sharing interests, causes, services, etc.
      • Leads to Social Capital
        • connections within and between social networks
    • A few examples
      • Social networks
    • Facebook
      • more than 400 million active users
      • 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
      • average user has 130 friends
      • people spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook
      • http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
    • Twitter
      • twitter now has more than105 million registered users
      • new users are signing up at the rate of 300,000 per day
      • twitter users are, in total, tweeting an average of 55 million tweets a day
      • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/14/twitter-user-statistics-r_n_537992.html
    • YouTube
      • more than 2 billion views a day
      • 24 hours of video uploaded every minute
      • the average person spends at least 15 minutes a day on YouTube
      • more video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than the 3 major US networks created in 60 years
      • http://www.viralblog.com/research/youtube-statistics/
    • Flickr
      • over 5.5 billion images
      • more than 80% are public
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flickr
    • So…why is this important?
      • the average American now spends about 13 hours each week surfing the Web
      • there is value to social networking!
      • http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/consumer&id=7186413
    • Libraries & Social Networking
      • Academic, Public, School, and Special libraries
      • Lib Success Wiki
    • Value
      • In general…
      • social contacts affect the productivity of individuals and groups
      • Specific populations…
      • a way to provide information and services to members where they live
      • additional access points to the library
    • Goals for libraries
      • promote services
      • promote collections
      • promote events
      • promote resources
      • facilitate communication
    • Facebook
      • Hennepin County Library
      • http://www.facebook.com/hclib
    • Facebook applications for libraries
      • legitimate research portals, combining a marketing tool with a research tool
      • My Delicious and Delicious Box add Delicious links to a Facebook page
      • Libguides is an official Libguides application which freely adds a library's Libguides to their Facebook page.
      • JSTOR app allows patrons to search your library's JSTOR account directly though Facebook.
      • a Widgetbox to allow users to search the OPAC through Facebook
      • http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Social_Networking_Software#Facebook
    • Twitter
      • Binghamton University Libraries
      • http://twitter.com/bulibraries
    • YouTube
      • The Library Channel – The Library Minute
      • Arizona State University
      • http://www.youtube.com/user/librarychannel
    • Flickr
      • DeKalb County Public Library's photostream
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcpl/
    • Librarians & Social Networking
      • New, veteran, retired, reference,
      • technology, etc.
      • Librarians and the Internet, Social Media, and Web 2.0
    • Value
      • In general…
      • social contacts affect the productivity of individuals and groups
      • Individual librarians…
      • share information and services with colleagues and peers
      • form relationships and create personal learning networks
    • Goals for librarians
      • share service ideas and models
      • share professional and library resources
      • facilitate collaboration
    • Facebook
      • Buffy Hamilton
      • aka The Unquiet Librarian
    • Twitter
      • Joe Murphy – Yale Librarian
      • @Libraryfuture
    • YouTube
      • Stephen Franceur
      • Blog: Digital Reference
    • Flickr
      • Jessamyn West
      • Blog: librarian.net
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/
    • What can you do?
      • learn a new tool’s culture
      • PLAY with it. Experience it. Use it.
      • connect to some Facebook apps, join some Facebook groups
      • create a Twitter account and connect with librarians
      • add some favorites to YouTube
      • browse – see who’s using Flickr and what images they are uploading
    • Then…
      • figure out what you can add that those people (your library members, after all) might find interesting or useful
      • http://www.davidleeking.com/2007/09/11/facebook-and-libraries/
    • Finally…Have fun!
      • Librarians Do Gaga
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_uzUh1VT98