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Social networking sites and your library career

Abstract:

This chapter provides an overview of social networking and social media; it highlights the phenomenal growth in the usage of social networks and provides evidence that these growing networks are changing the face of online communication. The chapter emphasises the need for LIS professionals to participate in social networking while being aware of some of the issues. The chapter identifies three social networking sites: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and provides some first steps for LIS professionals to get started on exploring the career uses of these sites.

Key words

career

Web 2.0

LIS professionals

librarians

social networking sites

LinkedIn

Facebook

Twitter

Social networking ...

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