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Social Media and the Library
Social Media and the Library
Social Media and the Library
Social Media and the Library
Social Media and the Library
Social Media and the Library
Social Media and the Library
Social Media and the Library
Social Media and the Library
Social Media and the Library
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Social Media and the Library

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Social Media and the Library: Connecting with the Public. An Introduction to Twitter and Facebook. Cobb County Public Library System Managers Meeting, October 1, 2009

Social Media and the Library: Connecting with the Public. An Introduction to Twitter and Facebook. Cobb County Public Library System Managers Meeting, October 1, 2009

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  • Some systems (NYPL, for example) have branches with their own twitter accts… not necessary for CCPLS!
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    • 1. An Introduction to Twitter and Facebook Social Media and the Library: Connecting with the Public
    • 2. Benefits of Social Media <ul><li>Connect with millions of people </li></ul><ul><li>Easy way to keep patrons informed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul>
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    • 4. What is Twitter? <ul><li>Twitter is a fast-growing, free messaging service </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter lets people send and receive short messages (tweets) via the web or their phone </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for exchanging many different kinds of information </li></ul>
    • 5. How Do You Use Twitter? <ul><li>Logon to www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in </li></ul><ul><li>You can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Tweet” (or send a message) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for friends, people who are talking about the library, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To automatically see what someone else is saying, you “follow” them </li></ul></ul>
    • 6. Who Uses Twitter? <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>News outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Cobb County </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/Xl8S6 </li></ul>
    • 7. Why Would a Library Use Twitter? <ul><li>Announce: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Programs and Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New or Popular Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer/Job Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holiday Hours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos and Photos </li></ul></ul>
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    • 11. Why Would a Library Use Facebook? <ul><li>To promote basic library info and news </li></ul><ul><li>Build an online following </li></ul><ul><li>Stay relevant </li></ul>
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    • 13. How Can I Learn More? <ul><li>Check out my delicious bookmarks: juliahuprich </li></ul><ul><li>Get on Twitter! (Follow me: @juliahuprich ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a Facebook account! </li></ul><ul><li>Watch this presentation again on Slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>Just ask: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>huprichj@cobbcat.org / 678-398-5836 </li></ul></ul>

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