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Building Communities by Denise Garofalo

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Case studies of academic libraries and social media networking

Abstract:

The experiences of nine academic libraries in Canada and the United States with social media networking are detailed, as well as the survey response of one library that chose to forgo any social media networking involvement. The rationale behind the implementation and maintenance of social media presence is covered. An analysis of and lists of recommendations arising from the survey responses are included.

Key words

social media networking

academic libraries

student engagement

case studies

survey

tips

Libraries

Nine libraries who responded to the March 2012 survey agreed to discuss their implementations of social media technologies in more depth. Specifics about ...

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