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Social networking is rapidly infiltrating the information environment, and it is essential that librarians understand how best to use these sites and tools with their work to better serve their users and reach people who have never before used the library. 'A Social Networking Primer for Librarians', part of Neal-Schuman's 'Tech Set', gives librarians a start-to-finish gui ...more
107 pages
Published 2010 by Neal-Schuman Publishers
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CTEP
Jun 29, 2020 added it
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1.) For the month of January I read two books the first, A Social Networking Primer for Librarians by Cliff Landis and the second This Child Shall Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

The social networking primer is a small handbook in a series called the Tech Set, guilds geared toward library staff and focused on using technology to connect patrons to library services. The book covers an overview of popular social media sites, how to p
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Melissa
Jul 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: librarian
I found less of this helpful than I was hoping, but it still is a great basic overview of social media for libraries and librarians, albeit focused on Facebook and MySpace. The first chapter was an overview of the history of social media, and had an unfortunate emphasis on online predators that I found completely irrelevant to the topic at hand. The planning and implementation chapters had the most to offer me, as I am in the current position of starting up my library's social media presence in ...more
Megan
Oct 26, 2010 rated it liked it
It's a little outdated by now (Facebook changes so rapidly), but this is a solid introduction. It doesn't go in-depth enough for someone already familiar with social media, but it provides some good strategies to start off with.
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