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Presentation for Oconee County Library's staff development day.

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  • Introduce yourself and talk a little bit about the position and past positions at SCSL.Do a show of hands: how many on FB? How many twitter? Anyone on MySpace? LinkedIN? Other social networks?
  • Remind people to pay really close attention as the stats go by quickly
  • Ask probing questions to get at what people think
  • Ask for points and definite ways libraries are changing. Ask how staff members see their own library changing and how other libraries are changing.
  • Mention that last December, Amazon sold more Kindle eBooks than physical books. How are eBooks changing the library?
  • Texting is very popular! How is texting changing the library? Charleston County Public Library is currently using a text a librarian service.
  • March 30th 408 libraries in SC responded to these three simple questions. Make comparison to the 2009 Clemson Carolina game had 80,574 attendees. So in one day, libraries in SC have twice as many visitors. IN ONE DAY.
  • Gives you an opportunity to directly communicate with users, resolve issues, promote services…
  • Be safe online! Knowledge is power.
  • Ask probing questions to get at what people think
  • Mention free webinars like from ALA Washington Office

social media is changing libraries - how do you fit in? social media is changing libraries - how do you fit in? Presentation Transcript

  • Social media is changing libraries…
    How do you fit in?
  • Fun stuff first!
  • What are your first thoughts?
  • How are libraries changing?
    Flickr:416style
  • Flickr:goXunuReviews
  • Flickr:BdwayDiva1
  • SC Public Library computer users
    Flickr:Children's Main Library
  • 2010 SC Day in the Life of SC Libraries
  • Tip of the iceberg
    Social networking
    Facebook
    Govloop
    Linkedin
    Photo sharing
    Flickr
    Picasa
    Podcasting
    iTunes
    Video production and sharing
    Vimeo
    Youtube
    iMovie (Mac)
    Flip video
    Screencast-o-matic
    Twitter
    Hootsuite
    Tweetdeck
    Flickr:winkyintheuk
  • What do you like to do and how can you incorporate that into the library’s social media presence?
    flickr:NaomiIbuki
  • Monitoring feedback
  • Do your professional reading online.
  • Blogs/RSS Feeds
    Tame the Web
    Stephen’s Lighthouse
    Endgadget
    Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog
    Libraries & Life
    Library Journal Bubble Room
    Library of Congress Blog
    LIS News
    PR Squared – Social Media Marketing & Public Relations
    The “M” Word – Marketing Libraries
    For fun: The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks
  • What is Augmented Reality?
  • SC Library NetworkWikiscln.statelibrary.sc.gov
  • What are your first thoughts?
  • Learning exercise
    Think about Social Media, the communities you serve, and your library.
    In small groups of 4-5 people, take 15 minutes to discuss:
    • How to get more involved
    • How to make social media more effective
    • What are your next steps
    Each group selects a note taker/speaker to report on what was discussed.
    Reports – each group will have 2 minutes to report on your discussion.
  • Your homework assignment:
  • Be flexible
    Flickr:Ingorrr
  • Don’t be hostile to new technology
    Flickr:Lara604
  • Flickr:woodleywonderworks
    Treat new technology like they would.
  • Play & Experiment
    Flickr:TheLightworks
  • Keep up!
    Flickr:whiteafrican
  • Flickr:lovelypetal
  • Thank you!
    Dr. Curtis R. Rogers,
    Communications Director
    803-734-8928
    crogers@statelibrary.sc.gov