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Engaging library communities through Facebook and blogs

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  • New Doors to the Library: Engaging library communities through blogging and Facebook In recent years online communications have been transformed by an increasingly dynamic web environment and social media. We can now instantly share our thoughts with a potential audience of billions through blogging, or network with a select few on Facebook. Librarians, as early adopters of social media, have creatively leveraged these tools to create a dialogue with their communities, and to enhance traditional library roles.

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    Engaging library communities through Facebook and blogs
    Jane Strudwick
    Electronic Resources
    FAU Wimberly Library
  • The Old Message
    Walks away and doesn’t look back
  • Web 2.0
    Democratic creation
    Dynamic Delivery
    The New Message
  • Share/Community
    Talk Back
    Keep Track
    Editorial - The Day After the Health Care Bill -
    Screen clipping taken: 3/25/2010, 9:03 AM
  • Blogging
    Blogs are a type of web page
    Success wasn’t only in content but in delivery & management
    Easy to design and maintain
    Users can subscribe and get immediate delivery (email, readers, Favorites)
    Focus on an aspect of a webpage
    Comments from users
  • On and Off the Shelf
  • Supplement traditional library services
    Things change quickly at a library – updates on new books, hours, classes, etc.
    Things change quickly, so librarians should too – professional blogs
    Cheap, fast and easy
    Information resource
    Libraries in the blogosphere
  • School Library – CGHS Library
    Public Library-Galway Library
    Public Library System - NYPL Blogs
    Academic Library - On & Off the Shelf
    Special Library – As a Matter of Fact
    Library Experts – British Library Blogs
    Professional Blogs – Top 50 Librarian Blogs
    As Reference– Mystery books blogs (PBCLibrary)
    Library Blogs
  • Facebook
    "How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our co-workers' birthdays, bug our friends, and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?”
    Geier, Thom; Jensen, Jeff; Jordan, Tina; Lyons, Margaret; Markovitz, Adam; Nashawaty, Chris; Pastorek, Whitney; Rice, Lynette; Rottenberg, Josh; Schwartz, Missy; Slezak, Michael; Snierson, Dan; Stack, Tim; Stroup, Kate; Tucker, Ken; Vary, Adam B.; Vozick-Levinson, Simon; Ward, Kate (December 11, 2009)). "THE 100 Greatest Movies, TV Shows, Albums, Books, Characters, Scenes, Episodes, Songs, Dresses, Music Videos, and Trends that entertained us over the 10 Years". Entertainment Weekly.
  • The never ending yearbook
    Named after a “getting to know you” manual published by universities
    Launched in 2004, opened to all over 13 in 2006.
    400 million active users world wide (Facebook)
  • Only where the kids are
    35-54% of users are 35-54 (358% growth)
    55+ are 9.5% of users (923% growth!)
    (istrartegy Labs)
    Privacy issues
    Control Security Settings
    Kids and Students don’t want institutions on their turf
    Pages changed how Facebook is being used
  • Pages now allow institutions to have their own profile – “more than 20 million people become fans of Facebook each day”
    Library community is already there
    Allows library users to communicate directly with library
    Integrate other social media forums and web pages
    Pages & Libraries
    Library Facebook Pages
  • Social Media
    RSS in Plain English
    Social Media in Plain English
    Web 2.0: Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On
    Blog Definition (Wikipedia)
    Start Blogging: Wordpress or Blogger
    Wordpress tutorial video
    Digital Journalism: OJR: The Online Journalism Review
    The Facebook Guide Book
    How do I use Facebook’s privacy settings?
    Learn More Links
  • Blogs
    On & Off the Shelf
    Judaica Sound Archives at FAU Libraries
    MaCarthur Campus Library: What’s New
    Florida Atlantic University Libraries
    Klezmer Company Orchestra
    Jaffee Center for Book Arts
    Judaica Sound Archives
    FAU Libraries Social Contacts