The international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) is organizing a free talk on February 25 entitled Social Media in the Library: Discovering Best Practice
"The ways social media tools are selected and used in the library
change regularly in an evolving digital and social climate. With so
many tools available, multiple uses, and many librarians making use of
these tools in their libraries, Taylor & Francis has produced a
white paper that analyzes the challenges and opportunities presented by
social media as a communications tool in the library. The white paper
considers social media use in the library, the most useful social media
tools, and the best applications of these tools in a library setting."
"Use of Social Media by the Library: Current Practices and Future Opportunities
is based on findings from focus groups in the U.K., the U.S. and India,
in-depth telephone interviews, a Twitter party, and an extensive
survey. Taylor & Francis looks forward to sharing its research
findings with SLA members, including recommendations for best practices,
with clear action points for implementation in a library setting."
The speaker is Stacy Sieck, Library Communications Manager with vendor Taylor & Francis Group. She is responsible for managing its library marketing and communications activities for North and South America.
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