Lots of different social media sites out there. Each has its own culture and purpose. Facebook – Share what you like, what makes you mad, funny things, or how you are feeling/what you are up to. Can also share your location.Twitter – 140 characters or less - share what you are up to, a quick thought, repeat someone else’s tweetYouTube – Share videos and get feedback from viewersLinkedIn – More of a professional networking site. Share your work history and skillsInstagram – Take pictures and use filters to make them more interestingPinterest – Create “albums” for categories pictures of things you are interested in that you found online. Pictures lead back to original website.Yelp – Find business information and review locations online.Google+ - Slowly growing competitor to Facebook for people and places with Google accounts. Includes “hangouts” for free video conferencing between users.Spotify – music service that lets your friends know what you are listening toFourSquare – Location-based game. Users check in and are rewarded for completing tasks with “badges.”
Aside from the etiquette of individual sites, there are some basic ground rules that apply to all sites that will help you represent your libraries in a way that will engage patrons and keep you out of trouble.Start small – find out where your users are and go there first. Facebook is usually a good place to start to reach the most people. You want to make sure you’re not spread to thin, so you can give users your full attention.Branding - if you have a website or other online locations, make sure to connect them and give them a consistent feel (logo, colors, etc.)Attentive – It’s not enough just to create the space. You need to monitor it for activity and be ready to respond. It’s a two-way conversation. Make time to monitor it every day and/or set your preferences to notify you via email. Also monitor stats to see what resonates with your patrons and the best times of day to catch them online.Policy - Your library may want a social media policy in place before proceeding. Check with your administration.Prepared – social media is a great way to keep patrons informed of weather closures and other emergencies. Keep a copy of your login credentials at home in case you need to post when you are away from the building.
To just do an image search and copy a picture may violate copyright.Creative Commons – folks who have licensed their photos using “Creative Commons” – an organization that has put together easy-to-understand licensing terms. Will take a look on next slide…Stock photos – subscribe or buy credits at a website to download images. Artists get royalties. Lots of these sites in resource slides. Attribution not necessary, since you paid to use it.Clip art – MS Office applications come with stock clip art, with more to download from Microsoft. These are free to use.Take your own – Images you take are yours to use as you see fit – with the possible exception of…Pictures of patrons – Especially in case of children, you may need permission. Can be an announcement at the beginning of a program or a formal written document. Or, take pictures where patron faces aren’t shown. Ask your administration. For examples, search the web for “photo permission slip”
Try to keep images under 500kb in size for loading time and data plan usage.If you use Microsoft Office, you have a tool called Microsoft Office Picture Manager to edit image size.Right click the picture on your computer. Open with>MS Office Picture ManagerEdit Pictures>Compress pictures (resize only changes height and width, not file size).Compress for web pages>OK
No need for formal structure but…Positive – no bashing or passive-aggressive postsInformative…Accessible – keep the library jargon at bay (circ desk. Catalog or other software by brand name, acronyms)Audience – library staff may find it amusing, but may confuse or be off-putting to patrons.
This is funny to library workers, but may be offensive to patrons – thinking we think they are stupid
There are many out there, and have different purposes. I’ll talk about the most popular, and how we use them. Your institution’s needs may vary.
Posting as yourself vs. posting as institutionCurrently, app only supports posting as institution. Careful about liking your own posts!
We feed in our event calendar, staff picks blog, tech tips blog.Don’t let it overwhelm you. Pick a time each day to deal with it, instead of checking obsessively.
Collaboration, resource sharing we are all trying to do more with less and by doing things together we are getting more done but various locations and schedules don’t always lend themselves to ease of accomplishing this. I am going to talk about tools that can helpWhat do these have to do with sharing and collaboration: various storage and scheduling applications help us to coordinate schedules, access documents where ever and when ever we are, work together remotely as well as create and share information in virtual space.
Communication and productivity are interdependent, and in a distributed team, their relationship is abundantly clear.Different skill sets, different styles, different generations-be patientHaving an agenda helps cut down on time-wasting, but it also encourages responsiveness, everyone knows tasks and timetables.Remember: while digital communications tools may seem immediate, we’re only human, and none of us can be in two places at once.Being clear is particularly important in shared, multi-party systems like document sharing and contact management systems. Stick to the guidelines your team has set for aspects like naming and storage conventions — it’ll reduce confusion and communications noise, and generally make life easier for your colleagues.As in all collaboration it is important to keep an open mind good digital- good any collaboration takes time and mutual understanding
Switzerland based companyFree serviceGreat way to get a group of people together and figure out whereLinks to FBCan use it on your mobile deviceI’m only going to show how to create a poll but Doodle has the capability to sync to your Google and/or Outlook
UN:email PW: Library1Show example:Schedule event or make a choiceAdministration pageExport results to excel
Need a Google accountEasy to use Many offices usingCreate events, set for reoccurring InviteRemindersSync with outlookMobile
Cloud storage is a model of storage where data is stored not only in the user's computer, but in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third partiesCloud storage services may be accessed through a Web-based user interface.Enables you to access, sync and share your files as well as in the case of Google collaborate in real time.
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.
Downloading Google Drive for your PC not necessary.I like the web version
If an item is shared more than one person can work on it at a timeWhen you’re viewing or working on something in Google Drive and somebody else opens the same file, you’ll see his or her Google+ profile picture appear in the top-right corner of your browser window. (If the person doesn't have a Google+ profile picture, you'll see their first initial. If the person's viewing the item anonymously, they'll be assigned an animal name and image.) As more people open the document, more profile images appear.To begin a group chat with everyone viewing the document, click the Chat button, which you’ll find in the top-right corner of your window. A chat box will appear at the bottom of your file, and everyone who’s viewing the document and who’s signed in with a Google account will be included in the group chat
Analytics automatically work once your flyer gets 30 views. To get enough views, you need to share your flyer on Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist or by email. Once you get your views, click on the "Show Analytics" button next to your flyer.
Smore- can embed in your webpage, or post on FB. Post at Smore so that people looking for activities in the area can find your flyer.Evernote: Notepad where you can keep and share ideas. Also similar to pintrest if you come across a web page you want to keep you can pin it to your evernote.
Do you want to be this guy or this guy?
Franklin Covey, “The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity” Discerning the important from the urgent or less importantMastering planning to prioritizeRuling your technology: Design a personalized system to manage your tools. Using your tools, like Outlook or Google Calendar to help manage tasks, pop up reminders, Evernote lists.
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Optimizing your presence online
OPTIMIZING YOUR PRESENCEONLINEKarrie McLellan & Evelyn ButricoNYSLAAJune 13, 2013
AGENDA Karrie Social Media Best Practices Social Media Options Evelyn Schedule Collaborate & Store Share
WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA?Source: http://avalaunchmedia.com/infographics/social-meowdia-explained
WHY USE SOCIAL MEDIA? Communication – for the newest generation, emailis dead. Respond to patrons – show that you are listening. Marketing – Advertise library collections, programs,and other assets/services. Understanding – Get to know your users wherethey hang out.
GROUND RULES - GENERAL Start Small – Just because you canbe everywhere, doesn’t mean you should. Don’t let it stress you out – Be flexible when rules andlayouts change. Set aside time to do it each day. Be Attentive – Let users know you’re listening. Policy? – See “More Resources - Social Media” slide Be Prepared – In case of emergency Branding – Connect your locations
GROUND RULES – PICTURE PERMISSIONSPermission Online images [see resource slides for links] Creative Commons search Purchase stock photos Free image sites Clip art Take your own Images of patrons
FACEBOOK Create or claim your business page. Must have a “personal” account to be a businesspage admin, but can create a fake identity.From your personal pageOn your business page
FACEBOOK HINTS – WHAT TO POST? Links to articles Celebrity quotes Events / Exhibits – announcements, pictures, andvideos. Library humor – remember your audience! This day in history… Shoot for funny and/or informative. Nothing to say? Check Chase’s Calendar of Eventsor Google to find out what may be interesting abouttoday’s date. Or, share things from other libraries’Facebook pages. [be sure to use the “share” buttonso they get credit!]
FACEBOOK HINTS - HOW Avoid long, wordy posts. Pictures and videos getthe most clicks and shares. If you have blogs, events, or anything else with anRSS feed, you can make it auto-post toFacebook using RSS Graffiti app or IFTTT.com Try to post daily. Work posting/responding into yourdaily schedule. “Like” other professional pages. “Backfill” your timeline with the library’s history.
TWITTER Disclaimer: According to experts, our library does it“wrong.” But it is the right way for us. We only auto-feed our calendar/blogs and postclosure notices/reminders. This is seen as “wrong” because it is not a two-wayconversation. That is ok with us, though, becausethe feed is used to advertise on our library system’spage.
TWITTER TIPS 140 character limit for posts – includes spaces! Tinyurl.com and bitly.com can help shorten links tosave characters. If you use RSS to feed in other events or posts,make sure the important info is in the first 140characters. If you see a neat tweet that you want to repeat, usethe re-tweet feature. It will automatically attribute tothe original author.@ #
YOUTUBE Can sign up using a Google account. Keep videos to 5 minutes or less. Add captions for ADA accessibility. Can record videos with a smartphone, digitalcamera, Flip camera, etc. Size of video files make them tough to email, so tryuploading directly from a smartphone connected towireless or plug camera/SD card into computer toupload. Search YouTube for “YouTube Help” to find achannel containing videos with tips on how tocreate and upload videos.
YOUTUBE - IDEAS Book talks Library tour Annual report Program highlights Get to know a staff member Advertise services/programs/SRP Highlight exhibits (get artist’s permission) And many more…
PINTEREST No privacy settings – just setup and go! Careful who you follow – their stuff shows up onyour site… Ideas Book lists (linked to your catalog) Library tour Highlight collections Exhibits (get permission from artist!) Craft ideas Link to YouTube videos or blog posts
THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME Cloud Storage Services
STORE AND SHARE "Your lifes work, wherever you are.“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFb0NaeRmdg https://www.dropbox.com/home
COLLABORATE Google Drive:https://drive.google.com/?tab=co&authuser=0#activity Previously Google Docs 5 GB storage for free Upload documents, photos, videos Mobile
OTHER TOOLS SMORE: https://www.smore.com/app Flyer creation and posting. Evernote:https://www.evernote.com/Home.action#st=p&n=70a7ed02-f755-4e31-9bcd-c47e09a99d64 Helps you remember things across devices Delicious: https://delicious.com/evelyna9698 Share and access bookmarks/favorites where ever youare.
MORE RESOURCES – SOCIAL MEDIAWebsites/Blogs David Lee King: http://davidleeking.com Elyssa Kroski: http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian Social Media Examiner:http://socialmediaexaminer.com Talking Social Media in Libraries (podcast):http://tinyurl.com/o4hzdyj
MORE RESOURCES – SOCIAL MEDIAVideos Managing Traditional & Social Media for Libraries (Public LibraryAssociation webinar): http://tinyurl.com/ppu7q4b Social Media: An Introduction for Public Libraries:http://tinyurl.com/pxkevasPictures: http://www.freewaregenius.com/five-of-the-absolute-best-free-image-compression-tools/Books Face 2 Face by David Lee King Managing Social Media in Libraries: Finding Collaboration,Coordination, and Focus by Troy A. Swanson Strategic Planning for Social Media in Libraries by Sarah K. Steiner Chase’s Calendar of Events (annual)
MORE RESOURCES – SOCIAL MEDIAGreat Examples Academic libraries using social media:http://tinyurl.com/cgp946f Topeka Public Library (Facebook):https://www.facebook.com/TopekaLibrary New York Public Library (Facebook):https://www.facebook.com/newyorkpubliclibrary Example Social Media Policies:http://tinyurl.com/pw2ljl8