Social Networking & Web 2.0

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The next generation of the Web (known as Web 2.0 or the "participatory web") brought innovations that turned the Web from a read-only environment into an online community where people meet, exchange information, collaborate, and communicate using web-based tools and social networking sites. These tools are now core to the Web, and a rapidly growing percentage of people now expect to be able to interact with people and content when they use the Web.

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The Social Library, Volume 19

 News / Last Modified: 30 June 2015

Welcome to Volume 19 of our Social Library in which we're pleased to spotlight five libraries and the ways they're connecting with their communities. With innovative programming and simple, but meaningful, uses social media, these libraries provide i...

The Social Library, Volume 18

 News / Last Modified: 30 June 2015

In Volume 18 of our Social Library we surfaced a number of wonderful events hosted by libraries who are creating opportunities for communities to come together, broaden minds, and exchange ideas.

From a 5K fundraiser to a public forum, these ...

Poem for Charleston Five Year Old

 News / Last Modified: 27 June 2015

With the tragic shooting this week in Charleston, many of us were left wondering what we can do, as individuals, and as libraries, to respond. Suzi Wackerbarth, a children's librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, posted what she did, to the...

The Social Library, Volume 17

 News / Last Modified: 23 June 2015

Volume 17 of our Social Library series features libraries hosting innovative summer contests that both engage and inspire their patrons. Whether a competition to design library cards or a hole in the library's mini golf course, or book bingo and Face...

The Social Library, Volume 16

 News / Last Modified: 19 June 2015

From saving lives, to loaning bikes, Volume 16 of our Social Library series showcases how libraries are making a real difference in their communities. Many of you are in the midst of launching your summer reading programs, and so we're also sharing h...