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presentation for staff development day at Sumter County Public Library, Sumter, SC.

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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.
  • Mention free webinars like from ALA Washington Office

Social Media is Changing Libraries - Where do you FIT IN? Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Social media is changing libraries…
    How do you fit in?
  • 2.
  • 3. What are your first thoughts?
  • 4. How are libraries changing?
    Flickr:416style
  • 5. Flickr:goXunuReviews
  • 6. Flickr:BdwayDiva1
  • 7. SC Public Library computer users
    Flickr:Children's Main Library
  • 8. 2010 SC Day in the Life of SC Libraries
  • 9. Social Media vs. Social Networking
  • 10. 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
    Twitter
    Hootsuite
    Tweetdeck
    Flickr:winkyintheuk
  • 11. What do you like to do and how can you incorporate that into the library’s social media presence?
    flickr:NaomiIbuki
  • 12. Gardening and landscape design?
    Flickr:Randy Son Of Robert
  • 13. Politics?
    Flickr:alexdecarvalho
  • 14. Crafts?
    Flickr:~MVI~
  • 15. Monitoring feedback
  • 16. Flickr:cogdogblog
  • 17. Do your professional reading online.
  • 18. SC Library NetworkWikiscln.statelibrary.sc.gov
  • 19.
  • 20. Supporting libraries / Advocacy
    Writing funders
    Legislators
    Decision makers
    Drop ins
    Training sessions
    PR
    Logistics
    Getting the
    word out
    Use social media
    Finding levels
    of support,
    Friends groups
    Flickr: Create For Animal Rights
  • 21. SCLA.org
  • 22. Your homework assignment:
  • 23. Be flexible
    Flickr:Ingorrr
  • 24. Don’t be hostile to new technology
    Flickr:Lara604
  • 25. Flickr:woodleywonderworks
    Treat new technology like they would.
  • 26. Play & Experiment
    Flickr:TheLightworks
  • 27. Keep up!
    Flickr:whiteafrican
  • 28. Flickr:lovelypetal
  • 29. Thank you!
    Dr. Curtis R. Rogers,
    Communications Director
    803-734-8928
    crogers@statelibrary.sc.gov