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The whats and whys of social networking for academic libraries

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A brief overview with an explanation of what social media are and why they are important, including the role of social media on campus as an adjunct to digital teaching strategies and also as a means for student engagement. Their twentieth-century origins. A presence in social media facilitates the academic library in participating in academic culture, as well as increasing its visibility. Considering the different types of community on campus keys in to the various ways in which participation in social media can benefit a library. This means innovation in difficult times, and can enhance relationships with and among students and improve students’ learning skills. The ...

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