[Asis-l] 100 Ways to Use Twitter In Your Library

gerrymck gerry.mckiernan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 15:26:44 EDT 2009


For Libraries But Not Just Libraries … Universities / Museums / Etc.


Twitter is a free social networking and communication tool that lets
you send short messages of up to 140 characters to your group of
friends via the Twitter website, SMS, other Twitter clients, email, or
IM. An increasing number of libraries and librarians are now using
Twitter to engage readers, spread information, and banish the
conception of dark, silent buildings staffed by stuffy introverts. So
if you want to see how Twitter can be a dynamic way to connect with
patrons, students and other library professionals, then the list below
should definitely get you started. Here are 100 tips that can help you
effectively use Twitter in your libraries.


 With many online tools, the reference sections of many libraries have
been overlooked. These tips can help make connections with patrons
which can lead to a more visited reference section. [more]

> Discussion

Use these tips to create communication as well as a feeling of
community at your library. [more]

> Announcements & Updates

Highlight new materials, group meetings, current news, and more with
some of these suggestions. [more]

> Helpful Feeds

Here are some interesting feeds that can help you find out how other
libraries might be using Twitter. [more]

> Colleagues, Students, and Friends

Stay connected with other librarian, friends, and students with the
tips below.  [more]

> Library Twitter Tools that Could be Useful

Here are some tools that can be useful if you are going to try some of
the above tips. [more]

> Vendors Using Twitter

More and more library vendors are joining Twitter. Many librarians are
now able to interact with their vendors in a different way. Whether
for asking a question regarding an order or finding out about other
services offered you weren’t even aware of. Here is a list of some of
the major vendors we have found that have hopped on board the Twitter
wagon.  [more]

Libraries have only begun to find the true potential in Twittering. We
hope that by using some of these tips, librarians and libraries
everywhere will find creative ways to broaden the serviceability for
themselves and their patrons.

 Link to Full 100 Available At

 [ http://tinyurl.com/m3t97p  ]

!!! Thanks To Adrienne Carlson / Accelerated Bachelor Degree / For The
Headsup !!!

 Links Also Available To Related Postings >>>

 Libraries Using Twitter: Academic / Research / Special Libraries

Twitter for Libraries (and Librarians) / Sarah Milstein

Twittering Libraries Wiki

>>Follow Me On Twitter GMcKBlogs<<



Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011

gerrymck at iastate.edu

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