Making the Most of Facebook and Blogging: How to Use Social Media Effectively in a Small Library

Pam Wilson, Librarian, Dorothee Pike Memorial Library (SD) & Miranda Brumbaugh, Librarian, Platte Public Library (SD)

Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and blogging, connects communities with up-to-the-minute happenings at libraries. It also provides users with an avenue for communicating with librarians and other patrons. Seventy-nine percent of the US population regularly access the Internet, and there are more than 1 billion Facebook users and 31 million bloggers nationwide. Discover how your small library can benefit from the two most popular forms of social media–Facebook and blogging.

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