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  1. Libraries, Librarians & Social Networking Alison Miller @millerlibrarian

  2. Social Networking Individuals, organizations, businesses and others Social sites used to connect with others, sharing interests, causes, services, etc. Leads to Social Capital • connections within and between social networks

  3. A few examples Social networks

  4. Facebook more than 400 million active users 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day average user has 130 friends people spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook

  5. Twitter twitter now has more than105 million registered users new users are signing up at the rate of 300,000 per day twitter users are, in total, tweeting an average of 55 million tweets a day

  6. YouTube more than 2 billion views a day 24 hours of video uploaded every minute the average person spends at least 15 minutes a day on YouTube more video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than the 3 major US networks created in 60 years

  7. Flickr over 5.5 billion images more than 80% are public

  8. So…why is this important? the average American now spends about 13 hours each week surfing the Web there is value to social networking!

  9. Libraries & Social Networking Academic, Public, School, and Special libraries Lib Success Wiki

  10. Value In general… • social contacts affect the productivity of individuals and groups Specific populations… • a way to provide information and services to members where they live • additional access points to the library

  11. Goals for libraries promote services promote collections promote events promote resources facilitate communication

  12. Facebook Hennepin County Library

  13. Facebook applications for libraries legitimate research portals, combining a marketing tool with a research tool • My Delicious and Delicious Box add Delicious links to a Facebook page • Libguides is an official Libguides application which freely adds a library's Libguides to their Facebook page. • JSTOR app allows patrons to search your library's JSTOR account directly though Facebook. • a Widgetbox to allow users to search the OPAC through Facebook

  14. Twitter Binghamton University Libraries

  15. YouTube The Library Channel – The Library Minute Arizona State University

  16. Flickr DeKalb County Public Library's photostream

  17. Librarians & Social Networking New, veteran, retired, reference, technology, etc. Librarians and the Internet, Social Media, and Web 2.0

  18. Value In general… • social contacts affect the productivity of individuals and groups Individual librarians… • share information and services with colleagues and peers • form relationships and create personal learning networks

  19. Goals for librarians share service ideas and models share professional and library resources facilitate collaboration

  20. Facebook Buffy Hamilton aka The Unquiet Librarian

  21. Twitter Joe Murphy – Yale Librarian @Libraryfuture

  22. YouTube Stephen Franceur Blog:Digital Reference

  23. Flickr Jessamyn West Blog:

  24. What can you do? learn a new tool’s culture PLAY with it. Experience it. Use it. connect to some Facebook apps, join some Facebook groups create a Twitter account and connect with librarians add some favorites to YouTube browse – see who’s using Flickr and what images they are uploading

  25. Then… figure out what you can add that those people (your library members, after all) might find interesting or useful

  26. Finally…Have fun! Librarians Do Gaga