Social Media

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Social media tools have 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 internet, and a rapidly growing percentage of people now expect to be able to interact with people and content. How can your library benefit from and participate in social media?

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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10 Year Challenge Book Display

Publish Date: News / 12 December 2019

When we saw Kelsea Rowan post photos of her 10 Year Challenge book display to Library Think Tank - #ALATT, we had to reach out to learn more! She graciously agreed to share more about her fantastic display, including the display templates that she cr...

Return to the Real: The Library as Social Connector

Publish Date: News / 28 January 2019

Slides and related resources for a session presented at the 2019 ALA Midwinter conference in Seattle, by Betha Gutsche and Jennifer Peterson.

Studies show an increase in loneliness and depression because of too much time spent online. Communit...

Social Media and Libraries Survey Summary

Publish Date: News / 13 February 2018

WebJunction and TechSoup for Libraries collaborated on a series of free webinars focused on Libraries and Social Media. In conjunction with the 2017 series, we invited participation in a survey to learn more about how libraries use social media. The ...

Social Media Policy Examples

Publish Date: News / 17 January 2018

In fall 2017, WebJunction cohosted a series of webinars with TechSoup on social media in libraries. In conjunction with the series, library staff were asked in a survey, if social media policies were in place in their libraries. The most common respo...

Going Deeper with Social Media

Publish Date: Webinar / 19 December 2017

Part 3 in the Libraries and Social Media webinar series, jointly hosted by WebJunction and TechSoup.