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Twitter – Quick and Easy Presented to the RCPL Board of Trustees, 1/13/10
Twitter Explained • Twitter is a social networking site that allows you to answer the question “What are you doing?” • Allows for informal and quick information sharing. • Sends short messages 140 characters in length, called “tweets”, to your friends or “followers”. • Conversational – Similar to sending short, fast emails, IMs, or text messages.
Why is Twitter Useful? • Broadcast New Releases and services. • Library News and Events • Exchange information • Snowing! Reminder that you can check SD road conditions • Interact with patrons or customers. • We are open this weekend and on Monday. In fact we have Discovery Days for the kiddos on Mon and Tues since schools are closed! • Promote social networking sites (blogs, podcasts, etc.) • Rapid City Public Library Strategy UPDATE! What is the Library doing for Rapid City? Listen to our Director to find out. • Conversation, communication and community • Sanford Lab
Twitter Goals • Personal Branding – The library as an information resource. • Instant Feedback – Do our patrons enjoy our services? How can we improve? They will let you know and quickly. • Direct Traffic – Bring people to the resources they need or are interested in.
How to get started? • Visit Twitter website • Click “Sign Up Now” • Click on “settings” to upload a picture and design your page. • Follow us - www.twitter.com/RapidCityPubLib