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Community Engagement: The New Social Media Mantra for Academic Libraries?


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Community Engagement: The New Social Media Mantra for Academic Libraries?

  1. 1. Community Engagement: The New Social Media Mantra for Academic Libraries?
  2. 2. Social media and you How many of you use social media for business purposes within your organization? What types of social media do you use? What are your reasons for, and expectations of, using social media? CLA_2012
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  6. 6. Tacit knowledge If HP knew what HP knows, we would be three times as profitable Lew Platt, Hewlett Packard, cited in Davenport, T. H., & Prusak, L. (1998). Working knowledge: How organizations manage what they know. Boston, Harvard Business School Press. CLA_2012
  7. 7. Defining tacit knowledge CLA_2012
  8. 8. Tacit knowledge and communities Relationships and trust are key to the discovery and evolution of tacit knowledge. Communities enable individuals within organizations to form trust-based relationships with people within and outside the organization. Tacit knowledge can be discussed, refined, and combined in ways that allow an organization to rapidly take advantage of the new opportunities this knowledge creates. Those organizations that can effectively build communities stand to benefit the most in today’s economy. What is your community strategy to harness this knowledge? CLA_2012
  9. 9. Social media and tacit knowledge Tacit knowledge is a continuous process of trying things out, sensing what happens and developing emergent practices. Social networking supports emergent work practices. The true value of social networking is in sharing tacit knowledge Knowledge workers today need to connect with others to co-solve problems. Sharing tacit knowledge through conversations is an essential component of knowledge work. Social media enable adaptation through conversations. CLA_2012
  10. 10. Corporate intelligence and you What does corporate intelligence mean to you? How many of you have a corporate intelligence strategy? How do others view your organization? What is the competitive landscape? How are you including social media in this strategy? CLA_2012
  11. 11. Corporate intelligence process CLA_2012
  12. 12. How: Competitive intelligence and social media CLA_2012
  13. 13. Social Technologies Extend CI More informal ways to monitor and understand competitive landscape Respond rapidly More effectively combat misinformation Product/relationship improvement Big Data & Analytics Finding new ideas CLA_2012
  14. 14. Social media strategies What kind of social media? Do you need to utilize social networking sites, blogs, real-time updates (e.g., Twitter), social news sites, media-sharing sites, review/directory sites, virtual worlds, or display ads on social media sites  Examine the characteristics of the type of social media you want to have a presence on and how those characteristics fit what you're trying to accomplish to help choose the ones that will work best for you. Letting go  Once you engage in a conversation with customers, you have to give up control. Is your institution willing to do that? CLA_2012
  15. 15. Social media strategies Participation. How do you plan to drive people to your social media presence? Maintenance. Who will maintain your social media presence? • You must have something to say and someone to say it on a regular basis. Measurement. How do you measure success or failure? • What happens if you don't get there? CLA_2012
  16. 16. Managing social media,1 Integration: Becoming a "social business" can impact nearly every function of an institution, e.g., marketing, PR, and communications. Who is responsible for taking an integrated approach? Is it a department? Do organizations hire a "Chief Social Officer" much like they would a Chief Technology Officer? Governance: Institutions need to listen to what is said about them, both by employees and clients or the general public. Policies need to be in place to deal with multiple types of scenarios, e.g., responding to a compliment or dealing with an employee who just posted something inappropriate or sensitive. CLA_2012
  17. 17. Managing social media, 2 Privacy & Security: How do you maintain and protect the privacy and security of information pertaining to your employees and your institution? Measurement & ROI: New social constructs will be needed to measure social initiatives such as attention (the size or number of participants actively engaged) or authority (the amount of influence a participant has in the ecosystem). Because social business is enabled by technology, it is by definition measurable. However, tying it to realized revenue or savings becomes more of a challenge. CLA_2012
  18. 18. Guidelines for social media policies, 1 Remind employees to familiarize themselves with the employment agreement and policies included in the employee handbook. State that the policy applies to multi-media, social networking websites, blogs and wikis for both professional and personal use. Internet postings should not disclose any information that is confidential or proprietary to the institution or to any third party that has disclosed information to the company. CLA_2012
  19. 19. Guidelines for social media policies, 2 If an employee comments on any aspect of the institutions 's business they must clearly identify themselves as an employee and include a disclaimer. The disclaimer should be something like "the views expressed are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of (your institution’s name)." Internet postings should not include institution logos or trademarks unless permission is asked for and granted. Internet postings must respect copyright, privacy, fair use, financial disclosure, and other applicable laws. CLA_2012
  20. 20. Guidelines for social media policies, 3 Employees should neither claim nor imply that they are speaking on the institution’s behalf (for private accounts).. Corporate blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, etc., could require approval when the employee is posting about the institution. The institution reserves the right to request the certain subjects are avoided, withdraw certain posts, and remove inappropriate comments CLA_2012
  21. 21. Sources of images Measuring the business impact of social media. (2012). Social media and your business communication strategy. (2011). CLA_2012