Good Reads</li></ul>Questions to ask:<br /><ul><li>Where are your other local libraries online?
Where are other organizations in your community?
What sites are your patrons using when you walk past their computers?
Have you searched for your library lately? In Google? On Twitter?
What are people saying about you?</li></ul>Libraries?Overrated! I can get everything I need online<br />Whereas many patrons are not aware of library services<br />Whereas outreach is an essential part of library services<br />Whereas many of our patrons rely heavily on the internet for their entertainment and their information<br />Whereas Reader’s Advisory is an essential and under-utilized library service<br />We commit to out-reaching to patrons through new and innovative methods to bring Reader’s Advisory to them<br />We commit to expanding knowledge of library services through interaction with online library patrons as well as in person patrons.<br />Step 1: Find <br />Your Patrons Online<br />Step 3: Engage Them<br />They post some cool stuff. Plus, they listen to what we want. <br />You know, the library is onFacebook and Twitter.<br />Meh. <br />I’ll still probably just use Amazon.<br />Social Networking is not just for announcing events. ENGAGE PATRONS!<br /><ul><li>Talk to your patrons
Search for them on places like twitter, and respond to them
Encourage them to share your posts or share your page with their friends
Post fun articles or videos related to libraries or books
Post about other library or consortium events, and tag them in your posts – let them share and respond (MeL.org is great about this!)</li></ul>Step 2: Once you know where they are:<br />Go To Them<br />Step 4: Give Them <br />What They Want<br />I love the library<br />…Plus,it’s an e-Book.<br />I tweeted about WoW* and they sent me a list of books with strategies, stats, and quest data…<br /><ul><li>Look at what they’re talking about, and talk about it with them