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Marketing Your Library Services Using Social Networking Tools

NY3Rs Presents: Marketing Your Library Services Using Social Networking Tools

Date: Monday, 18 June
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Live and Online at your desk
Cost: $10 (3R members)

Utilizing social networks to create a library presence can help bring your library services to the public. This two-hour online class teaches you how utilizing social software can help you promote library activities and services to connect with your users. The workshop will highlight a variety of social software outlets, such as Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and the latest social networking site. We will discuss the features of social software for library promotion.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe how joining social networks can help you market your library services
  • List the pros and cons of various social networking tools
  • Compare and evaluate the different ways that social software is used in a number of libraries

This workshop is intended for: Library staff, library administrators, and marketing staff. This workshop is for new and existing users of social software.

Speaker: Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.

Registration: http://clrc.org/clrc/event-registration-2?action=evregister&event_id=42

This class is contracted through Lyrasis and is funded by the NY3Rs Association, Inc.

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