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Digital Librarianship & Social Media: the Digital Library as Conversation Facilitator

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Digital Librarianship & Social Media: the Digital Library as Conversation Facilitator

Robert A. Schrier
Syracuse University
raschrie@syr.edu 

doi:10.1045/july2011-schrier

 

Abstract

Digital collections marketing is an important, yet often ignored aspect of digital collection management. While many collections are laudable for the quality of their pictures, metadata, and preservation techniques, they often remain obscure, unknown, and therefore inaccessible to their intended user populations. One of the ways digital librarians can cultivate a broader awareness of their collections is through social networking. More importantly, digital librarians who participate in conversations with users through the use of social media become inextricably intertwined with the knowledge creation processes relevant to their collections. This paper presents a set of five general principles (listening, participation, transparency, policy, and strategy) that provide digital librarians with straightforward, concrete strategies for successfully integrating social media into a digital library's overall strategic plan. In addition to these concrete strategies, I also explain the theoretical importance of each principle and its relevance for establishing a rapport with current and potential users of a digital collection.

 
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Social Networking - Technology marches on, and so do libraries| American Library Association

Social Networking - Technology marches on, and so do libraries| American Library Association | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The Social Networking section of the 2013 State of America’s Libraries Report from the American Library Association provides information about the use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other Web 2.0 technologies in libraries..."

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"The list of social networking sites is almost endless, bringing huge potential (and some headaches) to librarians nationwide. Will libraries continue to be able to keep up with the rapid— almost instantaneous—changes in technology and social networking?

The consensus is: Yes."

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Mobile Technologies, M-Learning & Social Networking - LibGuides at University of the Witwatersrand, via Denise Nicholson

Mobile Technologies, M-Learning & Social Networking - LibGuides at University of the Witwatersrand, via Denise Nicholson | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
This LibGuide provides articles and other resources on Mobile Technologies, particularly relating to libraries and access to knowledge.
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5 Tips for Staying Sane While Managing Social Networking

5 Tips for Staying Sane While Managing Social Networking | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

I selected this piece written by Samantha Hosenkamp for PR Daily because it's easy to get burned out managing social networking (aka Social Business) and this article has a good plan to help you pace yourself so it doesn't drive you crazy.

 

Here are a few of the 5 strategies to keep you sane and savvy

 

Create a social media cheat sheet.

 

**This will take some experimenting.

 

**Start by determining how many times you want to post to your social networks per day.

 

**Do this through trial and error to learn how your audience responds.

 

**Then determine what type of content to share.

 

Dedicate time to your favorite sites:

 

**Staying abreast of social media news can be trying.

 

**Figure out which sites you find most useful and dedicate at least a half hour every morning to review them

 

Carve out time for measurement

 

**you need to keep track of your social media efforts. help you identify your audience, what kind of posts they respond to, and how you can be more efficient in your efforts

 

**Start with an understanding of what your company needs and make sure you measure and track how social media is helping push these goals forward 

 

**Are you hoping to increase sales? Are you trying to reach a new audience? Are you re-branding your company image?

 

**Know your KPIs or “key performance indicators.”

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

For tools, resources and full article read here: [http://tinyurl.com/7e9bzlu]


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John van den Brink's comment, June 11, 2012 4:20 PM
Great post, thanks Jan!
Beth Kanter's comment, June 12, 2012 9:32 PM
Love this, just found another post with similar tips but from entreprenuers. One of them was something that I have started to train myself or rather untrain myself - I'm training myself not stop multi-tasking!
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Media Libraries Are Social Innovation Spaces - AllAfrica.com

Media Libraries Are Social Innovation Spaces - AllAfrica.com | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Media Libraries Are Social Innovation Spaces - AllAfrica.com Luanda — The member of the Executive Commission of the Angola Media Libraries Network (ReMa), Victor da Silva, said Friday in Luanda that the media libraries are a space for promotion of new proposals and solutions for the society.

The official was presenting the topic "Impact of Media Libraries in the Angolan Socio-cultural Development", under the ongoing 2nd Forum AngoTic, that marks the 146th anniversary of the International Association of Telecommunications.

He said the media libraries are also a space for a permanent learning, support for research, production and endogenous contents.

He also described the spaces as venues for meeting among people, show of information technologies and artistic and cultural creation, rather than simple services of access to physical and/or technological infrastructures or to analog or digital information.

According to the official, the media libraries are a relevant element of support for the Angolan education system as an instrument to improve the quality and strengthening of the educative system.
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A social media manual for Canadian health librarians, by Dean Giustini > Slideshare

About Dean Giustini. I am the UBC Biomedical Branch librarian at Vancouver hospital. I teach at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, and the School of Population and Public Health.

 

Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/giustinid/social-media-manual-for-canadian-health-librarians-2012?from=embed 

 

"An introduction to social media

Background This online session is an introduction to the use of social media tools such as Facebook,LinkedIn & Twitterfor health librarians.

The instructors are bloggers and regular users of social media in their daily information practices – they also use social media via their desktops and mobile devices.

Various methods to using social media will be discussed for beginners and more advanced users during theworkshop, which will consist of lectures, powerpoint presentationsand group discussions (and, if technically possible from your location, hands-on learning). During the workshop, several social media trends will be discussed and made relevantfor participants. These trends include social networking, blogging, microblogging and content generation using social media. The pros and cons of using social media in health care will bediscussed, and a range of resources and weblinks to reading and research will be provided.

Learning objectives:

To introduce social media including blogs, wikis, Twitter and Facebook and outline their use in health libraries in 2012

To provide examples of social media used by health librarians in Canada and the US

To engage health librarians in discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of social media using practical examples from health care and health library contexts

To begin a discussion about best practices in using social media in health libraries

Skills gained during workshop:

By the end of this course, participants will:

• Be able to list and understand the core components of major social media tools useful for health librarians and their patrons

• Have practical examples of ways to implement social media effectively in health libraries

• Understand issues in social media implementation such as audiences, goal setting, measurement and

• Discuss the impact of new social awareness services in health and medicine, and engage in thinking about future trends"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Sharing Avalanche - social media Infographic

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Northwest Herald | Library offers social network series

http://t.co/fwVMaZKE Library offers social network series - Northwest Herald...

 

“Effective Social Networking for Your Job Search” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"This program shows job seekers how to showcase their qualifications and expand their network, and how headhunters and hiring managers post jobs and recruit through their connections.

The social media sites LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, as well as blogs and how they can help with your job search, will be discussed."

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) http://t.co/kFaNgVJm5a

 

The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Media Sharing

Digital Storytelling

Manage & Organize

Social Networking & Communication

Content Resources

Curriculum Collaboration