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Social Media for Libraries

A compilation of articles and links related to how libraries are using Facebook, Twitter, and blogs as a tool to reach out to users.

Ideas for using social media in libraries.

"Tumblarian 101: A Starter Kit" - Library Journal, 2013.

"20 Essential Twitter Chats for the Library Crowd" - oedb.org

20 Essential Twitter Chats for the Library Crowd - OEDB.org

oedb.org

"Untangling the Web: Social Media Use in Libraries" - A Wordpress blog by library students at Wayne State University, MI. 2012.

13 ways to get more Pinterest followers.

13 Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers - Search Engine Journal

searchenginejournal.com

Flickr Commons: 5th Birthday - Library of Congress blog, 2013.

"Boston Public Library Treasures Abound on Flickr" - article by Mike Rankin, creativepro.com, 2012.

Boston Public Library treasures abound on Flickr

creativepro.com

NPR's "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" radio program - "What Can Libraries Do to Survive the Digital Age?", 2013.

What Can Libraries Do To Survive In The Digital Age?

onpoint.wbur.org

Public Libraries Using Wordpress - List compiled by Massachusetts Library System, 2013.

"GoodReads Offers Marketing Power for Libraries, Too" - New Jersey State Library, 2013.

"Goodreads as a Readers' Advisory Tool" - article by Amanda W., Mid-Continent Public Library, 2012.

"Goodreads and OCLC Work Together to Provide Greater Visibility for Public Libraries Online" - oclc.org, 2012.

"Get to Know Goodreads: Share this Primer to the Social Reading Site and Help Teachers and Kids Connect with Great Books" - article by Travis Jonker, for School Library Journal, 2013.

"Trying to Decide Between Goodreads and Library Thing? Here's What you Need to Know" - article by Joanna Cabot, for teleread.com, 2013.

Trying to decide between Goodreads and Library Thing?

teleread.com

"125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter" - List compiled by Matt Anderson of mattanderson.org, 2013.

125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter - Blog - mattanderson.org

mattanderson.org

"Follow Your Patrons: And Other Tips for Adding Value to Your Library's Twitter Presence" - Presentation by Emily Lloyd, 2013.

"25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest" - oedb.org, 2012.

25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest - OEDB.org

oedb.org

"20 Ways Libraries are Using Pinterest Right Now" - article on the variety of creative uses libraries can find for Pinterest, by Jeff Dunn, of edudemic.com, 2012.

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

edudemic.com

"10 Inspiring Pinterest Collections Created by Libraries and Librarians" - Compiled by Kiersten Bryant, inalj.com editor, 2013.

"Some Notes on Tweeting for Public Libraries" - Great article on the Dos and Don'ts for using Twitter for library marketing. By Emily Lloyd of shelfcheck.blogsp..., 2012.

"Social Networking Software" article on the libsuccess.org Wiki page. Lists great examples of libraries using social media.