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Building Communities by Denise Garofalo

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Closing thoughts

Abstract:

Making an effort to engage with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to build a community for the academic library is not straightforward, and has to be taken on thoughtfully. It requires patience. Nevertheless, it can be a rewarding experience that can substantially raise the visibility and the popularity of the library on campus.

Key words

social media networking

academic libraries

student engagement

collaboration

campus life

Social media networking may be a fairly new phenomenon, but it is the ‘impact of social media on education that has been rapid, significant, and apparent’ (Lenartz, 2012, p. 336). Building a community via social media around the academic library may not be a simple task to complete, ...

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