Social media for libraries : with specific reference to SABC Media Libraries
du Toit, Karen & Mulatiningsih, Bekti (2013) Social media for libraries : with specific reference to SABC Media Libraries. In Information & Library Management Africa, 21 November 2013, Nairobi, Kenya. (Unpublished)
The social media statistics of South Africa reveal an exponential increase in the use of social media. Libraries, as part of a community, cannot ignore this! Social media provide libraries instant and direct connection with their members regardless their geographical location. This paper explores social media use in libraries. The establishment of social media for the SABC Media Libraries is discussed to demonstrate a practical implementation of social media in libraries and archives. Tips and resources, with specific mention to Twitter and Facebook, as well as social media etiquette and social media policy guidelines are supplied. The literature of published articles and Infographic show the changing role of librarians in the social media era and the need for librarians to keep learning and update their skills to accommodate users’ needs. The focus should now be on how well we do social media for the library, not on whether we should do it or not!
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Social Media, Libraries, Web 2.0, Librarians, Archives, SABC, South Africa|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Karen du Toit and Bekti Mulatiningsih|
|Deposited On:||07 Aug 2014 22:09|
|Last Modified:||08 Aug 2014 08:30|
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