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Blogger & Facebook for FoL

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A quick how-to presentation for the St. Johns County Public Library System's Friends of the Library. Blogs and Facebook are quick and easy ways to promote FoL groups!

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Blogger & Facebook for FoL

  1. 1. Blogger & Facebook Fun & Practical Online Tools for Promoting Friends of the Library SJCPLS Friends of the Library Annual Gathering Juli Davis, FSU Graduate Student & Technical Services Intern April 22, 2009
  2. 2. blogger.com  Blog hosting site, launched in 2000 and was purchased by Google in 2003.  Supports Google’s AdSense, which is a revenue-generating service.  Free and customizable. facebook.com  Social networking website, created in 2004.  Hasusers worldwide. active more than 200 million  Free and customizable.
  3. 3. Why Blog?  Promote events!  Connect with community!  Be discovered on search engines!  Showcase photos and other media, such as videos!  Publish when you want from anywhere!  All of this for FREE! Can you say ROI?!
  4. 4. St. Johns County Public Library www.sjcpls.org
  5. 5. Examples of Basic Blog Design Albany Public Library Largo Public Library www.aplfriends.blogspot.com/ www.lplfriends.blogspot.com/
  6. 6. More Basic Blog Examples Waterboro Public Library Franklin County Public Library friendsofwaterboropubliclibrary.org/wordpr ess/
  7. 7. Lincoln Public Library www.friendsofthelincolnlibrary.blogspot.com/
  8. 8. Popular Blog Sites  Blogger – www.blogger.com  LiveJournal – www.livejournal.com  TypePad – www.typepad.com ($)  WordPress – www.wordpress.com
  9. 9. Blogger Create a blog in a few quick steps!
  10. 10. Tips for Blogging  Target content toward your audience. Include entertainment, education, information, and news relevant to the organization and community.  Provide comprehensive coverage of the topic by using the 5 Ws: Who, What, Where, When, Why… oh, and How.  Add images for visual enjoyment. Seeing people’s smiling faces personalizes the site.  K.I.S.S – Keep It Short Sweetie! One topic per post.
  11. 11. Facebook You tell two friends, then they tell two friends, then….
  12. 12. Technology Is Your Friend!

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