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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.
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Types of Content to share on Social Media

Types of Content to Share on Social Media - | Quick Alliance


Social Media Explained [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media Explained

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Ideas for using social media in libraries.

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

Library Journal

"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.

Untangling the Web

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.

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"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?

An introduction to Blogs for Libraries - from the Wiki page.

Blogs - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki

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

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

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

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

Goodreads and OCLC work together to provide greater visibility for public libraries online

"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.

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"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.

Follow Your Patrons: Tips on Twitter for Libraries

"Twitter for Libraries (and Librarians)" - article by Sarah Milstein of, 2009.

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

25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest -


20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now

"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.

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"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, 2012.

Some Notes on Tweeting for Public Libraries