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Collaboration 2.0


Collaboration 2.0 is a presentation given by the Geneva Public Library at the Geneva Women in Business Luncheon on resources for businesses at the Geneva Public Library including using social media …

Collaboration 2.0 is a presentation given by the Geneva Public Library at the Geneva Women in Business Luncheon on resources for businesses at the Geneva Public Library including using social media for marketing.

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  • 1. Collaboration 2.0
    We want to partner with you
    Geneva Public Library District
    127 James Street
    Geneva, IL 60134
  • 2. The Geneva Public Libraryof the past
  • 3. Who and where we are now
  • 4. Today we are discussing . . .
    Our use of free/small fee social media tools to market our business
    Our collaboration with three businesses
  • 5. . . . and
    Live chat with Librarians through our website
    Cool stuff you might have missed that we can offer you and your business
  • 6. Our Library website
  • 7. Subscription databases
    These extremely valuable resources are available to use within the Library or from home with a GPLD card.
    We can offer businesses
  • 8. Subscription databases -continued
  • 9. Subscription databases -continued
  • 10. Subscription databases -continued
  • 11. Subscription databases -continued
  • 12. Subscription databases -continued
  • 13. Fun, cheap and EASY ways to market your business
    New social media tools we are using
  • 14. Moo card marketing ideas
  • 15. Ostrich anyone?
    The person who finds the
    ostrich moo card wins!
    Drawing for a $25 Chamber giftcard
  • 16. Did we offer helpful suggestions to you for your business?
    What was something we offered that you could take away and start implementing ?
    Did your opinion of what the Library could do for you change after we met?
    Feedback from the businesses we collaborated with for presentation
  • 17. Join and/or monitor social networking sites and utilize social media to market your business
    You can use these tools to easily track what your customers are saying about you
    A few more tools we use
  • 18. This result is from Google Blogs Alert at
    Google Blogs Alert for: "Geneva Public Library" +IL
  • 19. It is a powerful social network where users can post “Tweets” (140 characters or less) through their website or using a cell phone
    It is “one of the fastest-growing phenomena on the Internet.” (New York Times quote)
    It is easy and quick to use
    What is Twitter?
    What’s with the name?
    Twittering is the sound birds make when they communicate with each other.
  • 20. Attract new clients and network with customers
    Communicate and collaborate with other businesses
    Brand recognition and name recognition
    Search engine optimization (SEO)
    Share your knowledge / expertise with the community and your customer base
    Trend spotting or to find trending topics
    Conduct focus groups
    You can use Twitter to . . .
  • 21. Our Twitter presence
  • 22. Word of mouth marketing in the form of re-tweets
    You can also use Twitter for . . .
    We would love for you to follow us on Twitter. Just check out our website to join.
  • 23. Our live chat and IM screens
  • 24. Text a Librarian
    A separate website with information specific to businesses, investors and those seeking job and career help
    Mobile website
    What’s next for us
  • 25. Things we have you may have missed
    • Library Cards for businesses
    • 26. Reciprocal borrowing at other libraries
    • 27. Free wireless
    • 28. Remote printing
    • 29. National and local newspaper articles and magazines and journals available online
    • 30. Newly added online subscription to Consumer Reports
    • 31. Better Buys for Business
  • How can we at the Geneva Public Library help you with your business needs?
    Please answer on the back of your business card!
    We will collect and consider each suggestion we receive.
    We want YOU to help US answer this question—