Doing Social Media So it Matters: A Librarian's Guide

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American Library Association, 2011 - Computers - 65 pages
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Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn: it's difficult enough to keep abreast of social media Web sites, let alone understand how they fit into today's library. This practical resource brings together current information on the topic in a concise format that's easy to digest. Laura Solomon is a librarian with more than a decade of experience in Web development, design, and technology, and her timely guide Provides context on the social media phenomenonOffers practical advice on how libraries can choose, use, and monitor these tools effectivelyIdentifies additional resources and best practicesSolomon has written a unique, to-the-point guidebook for those ready to jump into the deep end of the pool and commence or improve their library's tweeting, posting, and friending. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Table of Contents: Introduction; 1 Getting a (Better) Grip on Social Media; 2 Getting Started; 3 Understanding Social Media; 4 Strategies for Social Media Success; 5 What Can We Count? 6 Is It Worth It? 7 A Few Final Words; Bibliography

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If you're looking for a solid, easy to follow overview of what, why and how your library can make a successful foray into social media, this would be a good choice. Solomon does an excellent job of ... Read full review


1 Getting a Better Gripon Social Media
2 Getting Started
3 Understanding Social Capital
4 Strategies for Social Media Success
5 What Can We Count?
6 Is It Worth It?
7 A Few Final Words

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About the author (2011)

Laura Solomon was born in 1976 and grew up in the deep South. She studied Political Science and Literature at the University of Georgia in Athens, and later Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her first book BIVOUAC was published by Slope Editions in 2002. Other publications include a chapbook, Letters by which Sisters Will Know Brothers (Katalanche Press 2005), and Haiku des Pierres / Haiku of Stones by Jaques Poullaouec, a translation from the French with Sika Fakambi (Apogee Press, 2006). Her second book of poetry Blue and Red Things has just been released by Ugly Duckling Presse. Currently she lives in Philadelphia where she works as a tutor and researcher for an adult literacy intervention program.

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