Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Your ideas on "Using social media as part of library services for Children or Teens"

Question to librarians (or people who use library services): how would you use social media to serve children and/ or teens?

I've been invited to speak at the 5th International Symposium on library services for children and young adults, in South Korea. Several weeks back, I was pleasantly surprised to hear from the organiser (the National Library For Children and Young Adults) that they wanted me to present a condensed version of the "Web 2.0 and Library Services for Young Adults: An Introduction for librarians".

I'll share more of what I intend to talk/ present, in subsequent posts.

For now, I thought I'd ask the above question. I'm interested in examples or just ideas (they don't have to be earthshaking ones), to be featured in my presentation.

P.s. Let me know how you would like to be quoted in my presentation (if I do cite your idea/ comment).


  1. I think there is a lot of things you could do to incorporate social media in the library. It's a great way to promote yoru upcoming rpograms and activities-I know librarians often really struggle with getting the word out about a reading program. Twitter & facebook are great methods for communicating.

    Having a reading club facebook fan page with readers commenting about a book and engaging about plot and characters is a great way to keep teens involved in a reading program.

  2. Thanks for the comment!


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