Social Networking in Libraries

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  • 1. Social Networking in Libraries
    Meredith Farkas
    Norwich University
  • 2. Web 1.0: Democratized access to information
  • 3. Web 2.0: Democratized participation
  • 4. Social software: My definition
    A tool must meet at least two of the following conditions: 1. It allows people to communicate, collaborate and build community online 2. It can be syndicated, shared, reused or remixed, or it facilitates syndication 3. It allows people to easily learn from and capitalize on the behavior or knowledge of others.
  • 5. Social Software Trends for Libraries
  • 6. Highlight collections
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  • 12. Create community around collections
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  • 18. Collect and disseminate knowledge
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  • 26. Go where our users are
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  • 30. Have transparent conversations with our users
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  • 34. Improve internal knowledge-sharing
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  • 38. Communicate with users at the point of need
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  • 41. Strategies for implementing social software
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  • 44. Know your users
  • 45. Develop a risk-tolerant culture
  • 46. Develop a learning culture
  • 47. Involve staff at all levels in planning
  • 48. Capitalize on your network
  • 49. Time must be devoted to this
  • 50. Questions?
    mfarkas(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter/FriendFeed: librarianmer
    Slides and links at meredithfarkas.wetpaint.com