In this eighth in a series of ten videos designed to complement each chapter his new book, Social Media for Creative Libraries, Phil Bradley provides examples of how libraries have used social media for marketing. The video includes examples from Orkney Library, Manchester Libraries, Essex Libraries, Dublin City Public Libraries, The British Library, Los Angeles Public Library and New York Public Libraries. Find out more and browse a free sample chapter of the book at www.facetpublishing.co.uk.
Become an expert in the best mobile apps for education and content creation
Mobile apps are empowering for people of all ages and abilities
As librarians and educators, we are passionate about learning and access to information for all. Contrary to the popular idea that apps are only useful for “consumption,” the best mobile apps are being used effectively as tools to enable learning and knowledge creation.
Got iPads, but no time to discover the best apps?
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the number of apps available and not sure where to start with finding the best ones, you’re not alone!
Many librarians have told me that they feel
excited about having new iPads, but not sure of the best apps to recommend and use.overwhelmed by the sheer number of apps available.unsure where to start with finding and evaluating the best educational apps.worried about the digital divide and the loss of access to information for all.
You might have new iPads in your library or school, but what are the best learning experiences you can create with them? You know that just throwing technology at a problem is NOT the way to go.
When you become “app-literate,” you serve your community by becoming their go-to expert on mobile apps.
A very interesting article on content curation with some great points that could be used for your comp task blog post on why tools like Scoop.it are useful in libraries. Also links to other content curation tools.
Jodie Bell of Taylor & Francis asks: how important is social media as a communication tool?
Research Information: February/March 2015
A social media white paper
Taylor & Francis sought to address some of these questions by conducting research into how the library community is currently using and applying social media. Libraries have been particularly prevalent in their uptake of social media, and use it as a key medium for engaging with their users. As such, it is an issue close to the heart of how libraries are evolving and Taylor & Francis wanted to help benchmark current use and provide best practice recommendations to help navigate what the future may bring.
The research conducted was on a global scale – more than 600 librarians worldwide contributed their thoughts, suggestions and experiences through focus groups, telephone interviews, an online survey and a Twitter party. All the research was then compiled into a white paper, which has now been published online and is available to download for free.
The white paper can be accessed online for free, along with accompanying top level data, infographic visualisations of key findings, video presentations and more. See http://bit.ly/socialmediatf for more details.
If you tweeted anything crazy that you want to take back, it may be too late. The Library of Congress announced this January that it has completed its archiving of all tweets pursuant to a joint agreement it had with Twitter. In a document about the project, the Library said at the start of the
You already know that well-researched, high-quality content is the backbone of a killer blog post. But don’t underestimate the importance of a strong visual component when you’re composing your latest and greatest update for your audience
The human brain processes images in as little as 13 milliseconds—less than the blink of an eye.
A post with an image is far more enticing to the bounce-happy readers of the Internet than one without, and is more likely to be shared on social media as well.
The eSmart Libraries program provides training for libraries on how to ensure they adhere to safe internet practices and can teach their patrons to do the same. A great resource to link to in your comp task.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.