Sunday, January 27, 2008

MySpace, Facebook, and Social Networking Tools for Libraries

MySpace, Facebook, and Social Networking Tools for Libraries

January 8, 2008 / 9:30am-12:30pm /Location: OCLC CAPCON

Contact OCLC CAPCON about hosting this workshop at your location.

Course description
MySpace, Facebook, and other social networking Web resources have suddenly become extremely popular with teenage and college-aged Internet users. Librarians need to understand what goes on in these tools in order to better serve their clientele. Some libraries are actually creating pages and offering services via these sites. We will have an overview of how these tools work, how teens and college students use them, and how libraries are attempting to reach their users via these tools.

Perfect for School, public, and academic librarians who work with teens and college students and parents who want an introduction to social networking sites.

Why take this course? This course will help you decide if your library or organization should create a presence in these social networking sites.

Topics covered include: Introduction to MySpace, Facebook, and other popular social networking sites and search capabilities of each ; How college and public libraries are using these tools to reach their users.


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