Social Media for Libraries > keeping me busy

I have not given as much attention to ANZ 23 Mobile Things as I would have liked!

This presentation kept me very busy.

I presented it last week at the Information and Library Management Africa Conference 2013. My International Librarians Network partner Bekti Mulatiningsih helped me with my paper for the conference

 

The PowerPoint of the presentation can be found here: Social Media for Libraries

Social Media for Libraries – presentation on SlideShare

Presented at the Information & Library Management Africa Conference 2013

Crowne Plaza, Rosebank

26 September 2013

Abstract:

“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!”

 

Karen du Toit and Bekti Mulatiningsih