Wednesday, February 6, 2008

ACS Spring 2008: Online Social Networks: Swiss Army Information Tools

NAME: Gerry McKiernan

INSTITUTION: Iowa State University Library

PAPER ID: 1163097

PAPER TITLE: "Online social networks: Swiss Army information tools" (final paper number: 7)

DIVISION: Division of Chemical Information

SESSION: Transformation of Library Services in the Digital Age

SESSION START TIME: Sunday, April 6, 2008, 8:30 AM


DAY & TIME OF PRESENTATION: Sunday, April 6, 2008 from 11:15 AM to 11:40 AM

LOCATION: Marriott Convention Center, Room: Blaine Kern C

ABSTRACT: As of July 2007, Facebook [] , a social networking service launched in February 2004, had the largest number of registered users among college-focused sites. There are now more than an estimated 40 million users, an increase of more than 30 million in just over a year. As characterized by Wikipedia, a “social network service focuses on the building … [of] communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others …”


We believe that social networking services, such as Facebook, are not only excellent environments to foster and facilitate contact and communication among members of a local community, but also prime venues in which library and librarian services can be more actively and visibly promoted. This presentation will provide an overview of Facebook features and describe local and national library outreach projects using Facebook functionalities




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