Reaching Your Patrons in the Brave New World of the Social Web

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  • My name is Bobbi Newman and I work at the Missouri River Regional Library. My job, among other things, is to connect with our patrons on the web. Today I hope to share a little of what I know with you. Enough to get you started thinking about connecting with your patrons on the web
  • Reaching Your Patrons in the Brave New World of the Social Web

    1. 1. Reaching Your Patrons in the Brave New World of the Social Web Bobbi L. Newman, MLIS Digital Services Librarian Missouri River Regional Library http:librarianbyday.net [email_address]
    2. 2. Going Green! Copies of this presentation can be found online at: http://slideshare.net/librarianbyday
    3. 3. The Social Web
    4. 7. Why do we need the Social Web?
    5. 9. With some work we can become Digital Immigrants
    6. 12. How can we use the social web?
    7. 16. Right now your users can connect with you
    8. 19. What if you could connect with them?
    9. 23. You can!
    10. 24. Blogs <ul><li>Current issues and events </li></ul><ul><li>Subject guides </li></ul><ul><li>New books and other library materials </li></ul><ul><li>Start conversations with patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Staff newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Events - promote before and after </li></ul>
    11. 28. Wikis <ul><li>Subject guides </li></ul><ul><li>Links lists </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Tips & tricks pages </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul>
    12. 31. MySpace <ul><li>Instant messaging reference </li></ul><ul><li>Search the catalog widget </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>New materials </li></ul>
    13. 35. Facebook <ul><li>RSS from blog </li></ul><ul><li>Search catalog application </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Posting updates </li></ul>
    14. 40. Flickr <ul><li>New books </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Screenshots </li></ul><ul><li>Special events </li></ul><ul><li>Displays </li></ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul>
    15. 44. YouTube <ul><li>Instructional videos </li></ul><ul><li>Fun videos </li></ul><ul><li>Library tours </li></ul><ul><li>Campus tours </li></ul><ul><li>Old videos </li></ul>
    16. 47. Del.icio.us <ul><li>Links to Library pages </li></ul><ul><li>Links to campus pages </li></ul><ul><li>Links to external sites </li></ul>
    17. 50. Twitter <ul><li>Blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr uploads </li></ul><ul><li>Closings </li></ul><ul><li>Special events </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul>
    18. 53. FriendFeed <ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>And more! </li></ul>
    19. 59. If you build it, they will come
    20. 60. Or maybe not
    21. 61. Questions? Bobbi L. Newman Digital Services Librarian Missouri River Regional Library http:librarianbyday.net [email_address]
    22. 62. Credits <ul><li>8 - http://flickr.com/photos/smithco/772787277/ </li></ul><ul><li>10 - http://www.xkcd.com/256/ </li></ul><ul><li>11 - http://www.xkcd.com/256/ </li></ul><ul><li>13 -http://flickr.com/photos/visulogik/2339615641/ </li></ul><ul><li>14 - http://flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/ </li></ul><ul><li>15 - http://flickr.com/photos/wgreller/260560027/ </li></ul><ul><li>17 - http://flickr.com/photos/jhoweaa/436923541/ </li></ul><ul><li>20 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/inkyhack/2378851847/ </li></ul><ul><li>21 - http://flickr.com/photos/mikegoldberg/960968569/ </li></ul><ul><li>22 - http://flickr.com/photos/corydalus/18443867/ </li></ul><ul><li>55 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/nolarisingproject/1614290028/ </li></ul><ul><li>56 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/286709039/ </li></ul><ul><li>57 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tashland/259178493/ </li></ul><ul><li>58 - http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/003250.html </li></ul><ul><li>59 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/criminalintent/2628865925/ </li></ul><ul><li>60 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tochis/1169807846/ </li></ul><ul><li>61 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/ </li></ul>

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