Who Is Doing This Stuff (Well)

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Who Is Doing This Stuff (Well)

  1. 1. Who is doing this stuff ( well )? Social Media in Public Libraries Meg Canada
  2. 2. Twitter Done Right <ul><li>Kansas City Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/KCPubLibrary/ </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized </li></ul><ul><li>Following followers </li></ul><ul><li>@ and RT </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting library services </li></ul>
  3. 3. My Space Success <ul><li>Denver Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myspace.com/denver_evolver </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of plug-ins and customization </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted Audience </li></ul>
  4. 4. IM- even if you don’t IM <ul><li>Brookfield Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.brookfieldpubliclibrary.info/services/ask </li></ul><ul><li>Use Meebo or other chat plug in to allow others to communicate with you </li></ul><ul><li>Give option for them to add you to their preferred chat service </li></ul><ul><li>Use a service like Pidgin which allows you to manage </li></ul>
  5. 5. Facebook Fans <ul><li>Hennepin County Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnetonka-MN/Hennepin-County-Library/7223112325?ref=ts#/pages/Minnetonka-MN/Hennepin-County-Library/7223112325?ref=ts </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in Memes </li></ul><ul><li>Adding Video and Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Taking advantage of staff who are in network </li></ul>
  6. 6. YouTube Genius <ul><li>Harper College Library </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =JHljR4LYmOA </li></ul><ul><li>15,780 views </li></ul><ul><li>Humor </li></ul><ul><li>New information </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation in comments </li></ul>
  7. 7. Flickr Find <ul><li>Clemens & Alcuin Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/csbsjulibrary/ </li></ul><ul><li>Unique Photos and use of Sets </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Collection in addition to staff, public, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Full use of software functionality </li></ul>
  8. 8. Blogging the Library <ul><li>Brigham City Library Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://brighamcitylibrary.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Current Content </li></ul><ul><li>Uses multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Pulls in other social media sources </li></ul><ul><li>Sparkle/Flash is not required </li></ul>
  9. 9. Library Podcasting <ul><li>Free Library of Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>http://libwww.freelibrary.org/podcast/?podcastID=358 </li></ul>

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