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Libraries, Librarians & Social Networking. Alison Miller @millerlibrarian. Social Networking. Individuals, organizations, businesses and others Social sites used to connect with others, sharing interests, causes, services, etc. Leads to Social Capital - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Libraries, Librarians &amp; Social NetworkingAlison Miller@millerlibrarian</p></li><li><p>Social NetworkingIndividuals, organizations, businesses and others</p><p>Social sites used to connect with others, sharing interests, causes, services, etc.</p><p>Leads to Social Capital connections within and between social networks</p></li><li><p>A few examples</p><p>Social networks</p></li><li><p>Facebook</p><p>more than 400 million active users50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given dayaverage user has 130 friendspeople spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook</p><p>http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics</p></li><li><p>Twitter</p><p>twitter now has more than105 million registered usersnew users are signing up at the rate of 300,000 per daytwitter users are, in total, tweeting an average of 55 million tweets a day</p><p>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/14/twitter-user-statistics-r_n_537992.html</p></li><li><p>YouTube</p><p>more than 2 billion views a day24 hours of video uploaded every minutethe average person spends at least 15 minutes a day on YouTubemore video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than the 3 major US networks created in 60 yearshttp://www.viralblog.com/research/youtube-statistics/</p></li><li><p>Flickr</p><p>over 5.5 billion imagesmore than 80% are public</p><p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flickr</p></li><li><p>Sowhy is this important?</p><p>the average American now spends about 13 hours each week surfing the Web</p><p>there is value to social networking!</p><p>http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/consumer&amp;id=7186413</p></li><li><p>Libraries &amp; Social Networking</p><p>Academic, Public, School, and Special libraries</p><p>Lib Success Wiki</p></li><li><p>ValueIn generalsocial contacts affect the productivity of individuals and groups</p><p>Specific populationsa way to provide information and services to members where they liveadditional access points to the library</p></li><li><p>Goals for libraries</p><p>promote servicespromote collectionspromote eventspromote resourcesfacilitate communication</p></li><li><p>Facebook</p><p>Hennepin County Library</p><p>http://www.facebook.com/hclib</p></li><li><p>Facebook applications for libraries</p><p>legitimate research portals, combining a marketing tool with a research tool</p><p>My Delicious and Delicious Box add Delicious links to a Facebook pageLibguides is an official Libguides application which freely adds a library's Libguides to their Facebook page. JSTOR app allows patrons to search your library's JSTOR account directly though Facebook. a Widgetbox to allow users to search the OPAC through Facebook</p><p>http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Social_Networking_Software#Facebook</p></li><li><p>Twitter</p><p>Binghamton University Libraries</p><p>http://twitter.com/bulibraries</p></li><li><p>YouTube</p><p>The Library Channel The Library Minute</p><p>Arizona State University</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/user/librarychannel</p></li><li><p>Flickr</p><p>DeKalb County Public Library's photostream </p><p>http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcpl/</p></li><li><p>Librarians &amp; Social Networking</p><p>New, veteran, retired, reference, technology, etc.</p><p>Librarians and the Internet, Social Media, and Web 2.0</p></li><li><p>ValueIn generalsocial contacts affect the productivity of individuals and groups</p><p>Individual librariansshare information and services with colleagues and peersform relationships and create personal learning networks</p></li><li><p>Goals for librarians</p><p>share service ideas and modelsshare professional and library resourcesfacilitate collaboration</p></li><li><p>Facebook</p><p>Buffy Hamilton </p><p>aka The Unquiet Librarian</p></li><li><p>Twitter</p><p>Joe Murphy Yale Librarian</p><p>@Libraryfuture</p></li><li><p>YouTube</p><p>Stephen Franceur</p><p>Blog:Digital Reference</p></li><li><p>Flickr</p><p>Jessamyn West</p><p>Blog: librarian.net</p><p>http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/</p></li><li><p>What can you do?learn a new tools culturePLAY with it. Experience it. Use it. connect to some Facebook apps, join some Facebook groupscreate a Twitter account and connect with librarians add some favorites to YouTube browse see whos using Flickr and what images they are uploading</p></li><li><p>Then</p><p>figure out what you can add that those people (your library members, after all) might find interesting or useful</p><p>http://www.davidleeking.com/2007/09/11/facebook-and-libraries/</p></li><li><p>FinallyHave fun!</p><p> Librarians Do Gaga</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_uzUh1VT98</p></li></ul>