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 39

 News / Last Modified: 17 November 2015

In Volume 39 of our Social Library series, we're excited to showcase libraries who have done a wonderful job, especially with photos, engaging with their communities. From "Month of Thanks" to "Family Reads Week," these libraries ...

The Social Library, Volume 38

 News / Last Modified: 12 November 2015

We're pleased to bring you Volume 38 of our Social Library series, with some wonderful examples of libraries connecting with their communities. We're featuring a monthly reading group that encourages social media engagement, a library providing a spa...

The Social Library, Volume 37

 News / Last Modified: 10 November 2015

Volume 37 of our Social Library series begins with bold and impactful programming from the Seattle Public Library and includes a number of food-related events. Though we're not featuring any of your Halloween photos, we were very impressed by all the...

The Social Library, Volume 36

 News / Last Modified: 03 November 2015

We continue our Social Library series this week with Volume 36, and a healthy dose of inspiration from libraries via Facebook. One library is hosting a TEDx event, another is using Facebook to market library databases; one welcomed pageant royalty, a...

The Social Library, Volume 1

 News / Last Modified: 28 October 2015

We’re launching a new weekly feature to help surface some of the amazing work we see coming from libraries we follow on Facebook. We thought it would be a great way to take advantage of the virtual tour we can take, thanks to social media, and to pro...