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A social networking primer for librarians
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
Published 2010 by Neal-Schuman Publishers
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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
It's a little outdated by now (Facebook changes so rapidly), but this is a solid introduction.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.