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Flickr and other social networking tools to connect with patrons

  1. 1. Flickr and other social networking tools to connect with patrons Dr. Cu rt is R. Ro ge rs, SCLA/S C St ate Li brar y
  2. 2. session agenda quick look at the social networking stats using flickr using youtube should you facebook or myspace? resources
  3. 3. technorati state of the blogosphere 2008
  4. 4. why use Flickr? • reaching an audience - new users • making your collection more accessible • builds social network • genealogy, local history collections • issues • copyright, classification, photo release
  5. 5. USING FLICKR
  6. 6. examples
  7. 7. why use YouTube? it’s FREE! reach new audience create a channel users can subscribe to promote adult and children’s programs provide library instruction 24/7
  8. 8. examples Reading Rooster Recommends summer reading experience searching a database http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2NcIEsSmqM
  9. 9. more examples! http:// www.youtube.com/user/ thelibrarychannel iowa city public library channel
  10. 10. PROMOTING STATEWIDE CONTESTS HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=IL-8XER2RPM
  11. 11. library instruction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHyTNFXoUOU
  12. 12. facebook or myspace? use both! reach wider audience which is better? promote events, link to blog, photos, videos, etc.
  13. 13. reach your audience where they hang out!
  14. 14. resources library success - a best practices wiki www.libsuccess.org http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php? title=Social_Networking_Software
  15. 15. thank you! Dr. Curtis R. Rogers SCLA President/SC State Library Director of Communications 803-734-8928 crogers@statelibrary.sc.gov www.curtisrogers.info Meebo: crr29061

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