The Librarian's Nitty-Gritty Guide to Social Media
Laura Solomon (Author)
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Description"The vast array of social media options present a challenge to today's busy librarians: it's tough to keep current, let alone formulate a plan for using these tools effectively. With a straightforward and pragmatic approach to the topic, Solomon expands on her best-selling ALA Editions Special Report and ◗◗ Presents an overview of the social media world, providing context for services like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and analyzes how adults' and teens' use of social media impacts the library ◗◗ Offers advice on easy ways to use these tools on a daily basis, with planning strategies for posting and scheduling ◗◗ Addresses the fine points of Facebook, comparing the various types of profiles and accounts ◗◗ Guides readers in the basics of crafting eye-catching status updates, and other social media best practices ◗◗ Shows how to manage and monitor accounts, including pointers on dealing with negative feedback Including a bibliography of additional resources, Solomon's guide will empower libraries to use social media as a powerful tool for marketing, outreach, and advocacy."
December 20, 2012
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author
Laura Solomon was born in 1976 and grew up in the deep South. She studied Political Science and Literature at the University of Georgia in Athens, and later Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her first book BIVOUAC was published by Slope Editions in 2002. Other publications include a chapbook, Letters by which Sisters Will Know Brothers (Katalanche Press 2005), and Haiku des Pierres / Haiku of Stones by Jaques Poullaouec, a translation from the French with Sika Fakambi (Apogee Press, 2006). Her second book of poetry Blue and Red Things has just been released by Ugly Duckling Presse. Currently she lives in Philadelphia where she works as a tutor and researcher for an adult literacy intervention program.