Building an Active Online Community

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This handout is associated with the presentation, "Building an Active Online Community," presented by Bridget Schumacher and Ligaya Ganster on 9/26/08 at the Upstate New York Special Libraries Fall …

This handout is associated with the presentation, "Building an Active Online Community," presented by Bridget Schumacher and Ligaya Ganster on 9/26/08 at the Upstate New York Special Libraries Fall Meeting in Rochester, NY.

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  • 1. Building an Active Online Community Ligaya Ganster, lganster@buffalo.edu Bridget Schumacher, bss4@buffalo.edu State University of New York at Buffalo Student Support blog: http://libweb1.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/students/  Book of the Month posts  Research tips and tools  Communicate library events  Updated weekly University at Buffalo Libraries on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Buffalo-NY/University-at-Buffalo-Libraries/6629876727  Import blog feeds  Provides links to buried web pages  Discussion forums and boards  Updates can be sent to Fans  Use applications to enchance presence Marketing Ideas:  Advertise in campus newsletters, newspapers, etc.  Create and display posters in common areas  Feature announcement on library website  Post announcement to listservs and blogs  Add a Facebook badge to library website  Word of mouth! Useful Facebook Applications for Librarians:  LibGuides Librarian  MyFlickr  Del.icio.us  Books iRead (soon to become WeRead)  Librarian  CiteMe  WorldCat Useful Links: Facebook Developers: http://developers.new.facebook.com/ Facebook Terms of Use: http://www.new.facebook.com/terms.php
  • 2. Create a Page on Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/ads/ Creating a Custom Facebook App (video): http://vimeo.com/1812624