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Here are the slides from the Social Networking think tank on Sept. 19th, 2007 by Jennifer at TBLC.

Here are the slides from the Social Networking think tank on Sept. 19th, 2007 by Jennifer at TBLC.

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  • Social Networking Jennifer Sullivan Tampa Bay Library Consortium Sept. 19 th 2007
  • Orientation
    • Golden tickets/homework http://www.tblc.org/library2.0/
    • Del.icio.us site: http://del.icio.us/TBLCSocialNetworking
    • Ning Group: http://tblcsne.ning.com/
  • Online Communities http://xkcd.com/256/
  • Class Objectives
    • Explore social networking services and discover how they differ
    • Identify ways libraries can use social networking tools to achieve their goals/mission
    • List common objections to social networking and explain ways to overcome/workaround objections
    • Discuss what your library and others are doing with social networking
    • Have fun!
  • 4 Categories of Social Networking Services
    • Leisure: MySpace, Facebook, friendster, bebo
    • Professional: LinkedIn
    • Media Sharing: YouTube, Flicker
    • Virtual Meeting Place: Second Life
  • Quotes
    • Karyn, MySpace user
    • Chellie, MySpace and Facebook user
    • Diana, multiple sites
    • Ben, multiple sites
  • Social Networking Sites
    • MySpace www.myspace.com
    • Facebook www.facebook.com
    • Bebo www.bebo.com
    • Ning www.ning.com
    • LinkedIn www.linkedin.com
    • Many more http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites
  • MySpace www.myspace.com
  • Ask a Librarian's MySpace Page
  • Libraries in MySpace
    • http://www.myspace.com/fkcc1
    • http:// www.myspace.com/undergradlibrary
    • http:// www.myspace.com/morrisvillecollegelibrary
    • http:// www.myspace.com/utlibraries
    • http:// www.myspace.com/ucclibrary
    • http:// www.myspace.com/njitlibrary
    • http:// www.myspace.com/wayne_college_library
    • http:// www.myspace.com/ucfaskalibrarian
    • http:// www.myspace.com/fiulibrary
    • http://www.myspace.com/wolfsonlibrary
    • http://www.myspace.com/hennepincountylibrary
  • Facebook www.facebook.com
  • Libraries in Facebook
    • Computers in Libraries
    • Univ. of Kentucky
    • Ask a Librarian
    • Digital Reference in Facebook
    • FacebookAppsForLibraries
  • Facebook MySpace
    • 25 million members worldwide
    • Created a niche among the college crowd
    • "People spend an average of 19 minutes a day on Facebook."
    • Facebook was named as the second most "in" thing among undergraduates,… losing only to the iPod .
    • 100 million users worldwide
    • Broadest appeal across age ranges
    • #1 site where people spent time on the Internet
    • Allows for lots of customization of pages including – background, music, fonts, and page layout
  • Other Sites
    • www.ning.com
    • http://tblcsne.ning.com/
    • http://alamembers.ning.com/
    • http://library20.ning.com/
    • www.bebo.com
    • www.linkedin.com
  • Sites to Avoid
    • www.quechup.com
    • www.rapleaf.com
    • www.upscoop.com
  • The Future
    • Webkinz
    • Yahoo Mash
    • Boomers
    Dogster Catster
  • Customize
    • Change the background, font and feel
    • Add Slideshows, videos
    • Add Quizzes
    • Post Pictures
  • Promote
    • School Publications
    • From Your Web site “Be Our Friend on MySpace”
    • From the Reference Desk
    • Make sure you have new content
    • Add Comments to your friends pages
    • Add Bulletins to your friends pages
  • Issues to Consider
    • Mission/purpose
    • Page design/elements
    • Friend requests
    • Upkeep/staff time
    • Pictures
    • Age/gender
    • Use policy/disclaimers
  • Challenges and Opportunities
    • Opportunities
    • Free advertising
    • Connection with teens/everybody
    • Traffic
    • Media buzz
    • Staff development
    • Challenges
    • Blocked sites
    • Sexual predators
    • Staff time
    • Support
    • Library image/role