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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
    • Connect with millions of people
    • Easy way to keep patrons informed
      • Promotional
      • Interactive
  • 3.  
  • 4. What is Twitter?
    • Twitter is a fast-growing, free messaging service
    • Twitter lets people send and receive short messages (tweets) via the web or their phone
    • Useful for exchanging many different kinds of information
  • 5. How Do You Use Twitter?
    • Logon to www.twitter.com
    • Sign in
    • You can:
      • “ Tweet” (or send a message)
      • Search for friends, people who are talking about the library, etc.
      • To automatically see what someone else is saying, you “follow” them
  • 6. Who Uses Twitter?
    • People
    • Businesses
    • News outlets
    • Cobb County
    • http://bit.ly/Xl8S6
  • 7. Why Would a Library Use Twitter?
    • Announce:
      • Special Programs and Events
      • New or Popular Books
      • Volunteer/Job Opportunities
      • Holiday Hours
    • Link to:
      • Blog Posts
      • Videos and Photos
  • 8.  
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  • 10.  
  • 11. Why Would a Library Use Facebook?
    • To promote basic library info and news
    • Build an online following
    • Stay relevant
  • 12.  
  • 13. How Can I Learn More?
    • Check out my delicious bookmarks: juliahuprich
    • Get on Twitter! (Follow me: @juliahuprich )
    • Sign up for a Facebook account!
    • Watch this presentation again on Slideshare.net
    • Just ask:
      • huprichj@cobbcat.org / 678-398-5836