Social Media in Libraries

Edited by: Sandhya Aggarwal

The advent of new technologies has changed the scene in the information world. Today, information is available at the users' fingertips through social media. Social media can be a Trojan horse for libraries. New technologies shorten the distance between the library users and the rest of the world through tools and sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. It is a real-time connection, where users can subscribe to other users' activities, and share new ideas and technology. Libraries should find strategies of sustaining relevance without changing the role of the library. This book introduces libraries to new technology, showing how libraries, with strategic planning, can effectively use this new technology. Today, many people, including librarians, interact in the online world. People watch and comment on YouTube videos, comment on a friends' Facebook, and read and post blogs. Despite this, users might not necessarily know how to use social technologies effectively and meaningfully. This book shows how librarians can utilize social media effectively and more efficiently. The adaption of these tools will also help library professionals to communicate, participate, and add value to their experience by allowing them to access and share knowledge from available sources. [Subject: Library and Information Science, Social Media]

Publication Date: 1/5/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788170007975