Chester presentation social media is changing libraries


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  • Introduce yourself and talk a little bit about the position and past positions at SCSL.Do a show of hands: how many on FB? How many twitter? Anyone on MySpace? LinkedIN? Other social networks?
  • Remind people to pay really close attention as the stats go by quickly
  • Ask probing questions to get at what people think
  • Ask for points and definite ways libraries are changing. Ask how staff members see their own library changing and how other libraries are changing.
  • Mention that last December, Amazon sold more Kindle eBooks than physical books. How are eBooks changing the library?
  • Texting is very popular! How is texting changing the library? Charleston County Public Library is currently using a text a librarian service.
  • March 30th 408 libraries in SC responded to these three simple questions. Make comparison to the 2009 Clemson Carolina game had 80,574 attendees. So in one day, libraries in SC have twice as many visitors. IN ONE DAY.
  • Gives you an opportunity to directly communicate with users, resolve issues, promote services…
  • Ask probing questions to get at what people think
  • Mention free webinars like from ALA Washington Office
  • Chester presentation social media is changing libraries

    1. 1. Social Media is Changing Libraries!<br />How do you fit in?<br />Chester County Library<br />Staff Development Day<br />September 20, 2011<br />
    2. 2. agenda<br />Overview (interactive vs. talking head)<br />Videos<br />Questions & Answers<br />Examples <br />Resources - show and tell<br />Group Exercise with Review<br />
    3. 3. Fun stuff first!<br />
    4. 4.
    5. 5. What are your <br />first thoughts?<br />
    6. 6. How are libraries changing?<br />Flickr:416style<br />
    7. 7. Flickr:goXunuReviews<br />
    8. 8. Flickr:BdwayDiva1<br />
    9. 9. SC Public Library computer users<br />Flickr:Children's Main Library<br />
    10. 10. 2010 SC Day in the Life of SC Libraries<br />
    11. 11.
    12. 12.
    13. 13. What are your first thoughts about the future of reading and books?<br />
    14. 14. Do your professional reading online.<br />
    15. 15. Blogs/RSS Feeds<br />Tame the Web<br />Stephen’s Lighthouse<br />Endgadget<br />Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog<br />Libraries & Life<br />Library Journal Bubble Room<br />Library of Congress Blog<br />LIS News<br />PR Squared – Social Media Marketing & Public Relations<br />The “M” Word – Marketing Libraries<br />For fun: The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks<br />
    16. 16. SC Library<br />
    17. 17. Learning exercise<br />Think about Social Media, the communities you serve, and your library workflow.<br />In small groups, take ___ minutes to discuss:<br />How to get more involved.<br />How to make social media more effective.<br />What are your next steps?<br />Each group selects a note taker/speaker to report on what was discussed.<br />Reports – each group will have 2 minutes to report on your discussion. <br />
    18. 18. Your homework assignment:<br />
    19. 19. Be flexible<br />Flickr:Ingorrr<br />
    20. 20. Don’t be hostile to new technology<br />Flickr:Lara604<br />
    21. 21. Flickr:woodleywonderworks<br />Treat new technology like they would.<br />
    22. 22. Play & Experiment<br />Flickr:TheLightworks<br />
    23. 23. Keep up!<br />Flickr:whiteafrican<br />
    24. 24. Flickr:lovelypetal<br />
    25. 25. Thank you!<br />Dr. Curtis R. Rogers, <br />Communications Director<br />803-734-8928<br /> <br />