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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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  • Libraries, Librarians & Social NetworkingAlison Miller@millerlibrarian

  • Social NetworkingIndividuals, organizations, businesses and others

    Social sites used to connect with others, sharing interests, causes, services, etc.

    Leads to Social Capital connections within and between social networks

  • A few examples

    Social networks

  • Facebook

    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

    http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics

  • Twitter

    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

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/14/twitter-user-statistics-r_n_537992.html

  • YouTube

    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/

  • Flickr

    over 5.5 billion imagesmore than 80% are public

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flickr

  • Sowhy is this important?

    the average American now spends about 13 hours each week surfing the Web

    there is value to social networking!

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/consumer&id=7186413

  • Libraries & Social Networking

    Academic, Public, School, and Special libraries

    Lib Success Wiki

  • ValueIn generalsocial contacts affect the productivity of individuals and groups

    Specific populationsa way to provide information and services to members where they liveadditional access points to the library

  • Goals for libraries

    promote servicespromote collectionspromote eventspromote resourcesfacilitate communication

  • Facebook

    Hennepin County Library

    http://www.facebook.com/hclib

  • Facebook applications for libraries

    legitimate research portals, combining a marketing tool with a research tool

    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

    http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Social_Networking_Software#Facebook

  • Twitter

    Binghamton University Libraries

    http://twitter.com/bulibraries

  • YouTube

    The Library Channel The Library Minute

    Arizona State University

    http://www.youtube.com/user/librarychannel

  • Flickr

    DeKalb County Public Library's photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcpl/

  • Librarians & Social Networking

    New, veteran, retired, reference, technology, etc.

    Librarians and the Internet, Social Media, and Web 2.0

  • ValueIn generalsocial contacts affect the productivity of individuals and groups

    Individual librariansshare information and services with colleagues and peersform relationships and create personal learning networks

  • Goals for librarians

    share service ideas and modelsshare professional and library resourcesfacilitate collaboration

  • Facebook

    Buffy Hamilton

    aka The Unquiet Librarian

  • Twitter

    Joe Murphy Yale Librarian

    @Libraryfuture

  • YouTube

    Stephen Franceur

    Blog:Digital Reference

  • Flickr

    Jessamyn West

    Blog: librarian.net

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/

  • 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

  • Then

    figure out what you can add that those people (your library members, after all) might find interesting or useful

    http://www.davidleeking.com/2007/09/11/facebook-and-libraries/

  • FinallyHave fun!

    Librarians Do Gaga

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_uzUh1VT98