NOTES: The Social Library
July 22, 2010Posted by on
- Human beings are social creatures… world has gotten smaller thanks to our friend technology.
- Pew: The Future of Social Relations
- Why Dunbar’s Numbers is Irrelevant to Social Media
- Horrified by Failbook
- Pew Report on Millennials
- “Your library is social by its very nature.”
- Searching for my library on Twitter: lots of foursquare check-ins, plus one complaint that we close at 3pm on Fridays.
- What are folks saying about your library? Sign up for Google Alerts.
- Libraries need to be offering mobile services.
- Books are our brand. Books are what people think of when they think of libraries.
- Technology will be a big help in libraries overcoming the librarian stereotypes (shushing, passive, mean, etc).
- The library is a social network of ideas.
- Vendors have an iron grip on ideas.
- Researchgate and Labconnect, social networks for scientists
- Keep a close eye on your service quality.
- Before you jump feetfirst in social media to broadcast info, use the social sphere to be sure your service is excellent (crowdsource).
- Users want to see a new website everyday, catered to them: favorites, tags, comments. They want to interact.
- A tiny bit of information is better than no information.
- Use online survey tools to assess your users (I wish Survey Monkey had a different name; makes me feel silly whenever I talk about it. Oo Oo Ee Ee!!)
- Meet both your users’ wants and needs.
- As soon as you can, make sure you have a mobile accessible website.
- Mobile emulator
- Creative Mobile Solutions
- Giving users more options is not a bad thing.
- Foursquare and Libraries – Anything There?
- Foursquare and Libraries – Definitely Something There!
- Mayor of the Library