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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" -

20 Essential Twitter Chats for the Library Crowd -

"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

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

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

Boston Public Library treasures abound on Flickr

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?

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" -, 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, 2013.

Trying to decide between Goodreads and Library Thing?

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

125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter - Blog -

"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" -, 2012.

25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest -

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

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

"10 Inspiring Pinterest Collections Created by Libraries and Librarians" - Compiled by Kiersten Bryant, 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 Wiki page. Lists great examples of libraries using social media.