Saturday, September 6, 2008

# 22 (Week 9) Read some articles on social networking and libraries and write a post with your thoughts on social networkings

Libraries are using new ways to communicate with their patrons and social networking is one of these. By choosing the methods that patrons prefer, a wider section of the library community can be reached. Young people especially are keen users of social networking and this is an excellent way to reach them.

Check out the articles below on the ways libraries are using social networking, and some of the issues involved.

Discovery Resources:

Ways libraries are using social networking and some of the issues involved:

A list of Libraries Using MySpace
Libraries in Social Networking software (you may have to scroll down to find text).
Libraries Get Social
Your Space or My Space?

Discovery Exercises:

  • Check out some the articles above.
  • Set up another blog post and write about your thoughts on libraries' use of social networking.
  • Use your gmail account to email with a link to your blogpost. Please put Exercise #22 in the subject heading.

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