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Business Or Pleasure

Business Or Pleasure



This presentation is about how librarians can use social networking for professional development and to enhance their career.

This presentation is about how librarians can use social networking for professional development and to enhance their career.



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    Business Or Pleasure Business Or Pleasure Presentation Transcript

    • Business or Pleasure?
      Social Networking for Professional Purposes
      Andy Burkhardt
      Emerging Technologies Librarian
      Champlain College Library
    • photo by v.h.d. on Flickr
    • Two Georges
    • photo by ReddJinn on Flickr
    • What’ll be covered?
      Two types of connections
      Real world examples
      How to get started
    • Strong Connections
      Often people you already know
      Share very personal information
      Best for enhancing current relationships and networking
      photo by BobFornal on Flickr
    • Weak Connections
      Often people you don’t know
      Share less personal info (but interesting stuff nonetheless)
      Best for engaging a new audience, marketing services, and growing your network
      photo by Darwin Bell on Flickr
    • photo by Dan4th on Flickr
    • photo by Johnny Jupiter on Flickr
      • Enhancing current friendships
      • Networking
      • Engaging an audience (Fan Pages)
    • Networking
    • Facebook Fan Pages
      • Networking
      • Staying current
      • Local conversations
      • Engaging an audience
    • Conference Networking
    • Local conversations
    • Prescient Reference
    • Promoting Resources
    • What should I post?
      Library events
      Links to articles, videos, etc. relevant to your community
      Solicit feedback from patrons
      New additions to your collection
      Getting the message out about how great your library is
      Answering questions
    • Tone
      photo by heyjohngreen on Flickr
    • Social not Broadcast
      photo by TECH cocktail on Flickr
    • Professional Benefits
      Networking with colleagues
      Marketing library and its services
      Engaging patrons
      Understanding patrons better
    • How do I start?
    • Play!
      photo by BL1961 on Flickr
    • Tailor the Technology
      photo by hamronFlickr
    • Thanks!
      Andy Burkhardt
      This slideshow: andyburkhardt.com/presentations
      Website: andyburkhardt.com
      Twitter: twitter.com/vonburkhardt
      LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/andyburkhardt
      Email: aburkhardt@champlain.edu
      All images used from Flickr under Creative Commons licenses