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: 24 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 40

 News / Last Modified: 23 November 2015

It's hard to believe we've already reached Volume 40 of our Social Library series! We continue to discover new ways libraries are connecting with their communities, in creative spaces, through innovative programs and in meaningful and impactful ways....

The Social Library, Volume 38

 News / Last Modified: 23 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...