Why social media?• What can social media give to the library? – Broader audience; – Better visibility & recognition for its work; – Tools to listen & interact with users.• What can the library bring to social media? – Selection of documents & resources; – References to documented source of information; – Place to share about UN research related issues.
How to be visible? Building on the Library traditional roleTaking advantage of the social media capabilities
Blogging & Alerting• 2005 : UN Pulse – Just-released UN online information – Major reports – Flagship publications• August 2011 : move to Tumblr – Security Council meetings with links to relevant documents; – Interesting or historical queries.
Alerting, Interacting & listening• Started in February 2010 – UN Pulse entries; – Selection of UN documents; – Selection of UN agencies research papers; – Selection of NGO or academic papers; – Links to library resources in relation to hot topics.
Alerting on UN documents Alerting on Flagship publication
Alerting, Interacting & Networking• Main account – UN Pulse entries; – Library training announcement.• Depository Libraries – UN documentation collection; – Information on digitalization; – Training and research skills.
Looking Ahead• Challenges – Monitoring social media on a daily basis; – Interacting – getting more questions; – Sharing more on the Library’s achievements • Digitalization; • Online training; • Online Research Guides.