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Promoting library services: the neverending challenge

Successful outreach and promotion of library resources and services involves forming partnerships with other departments and organizations, as well as using social media and the latest Web 2.0 tools to educate and inform new and underserved patron groups.

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Using Social Media to Enhance Your Research

Social media can be a powerful tool in research. We offer a few examples, and links to the thoughts of other bloggers.

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Privacy and the Power of Social Media

According to the blog Lifehacker, “Facebook is tracking your every move on the Web; here’s how to stop it.” Some of Facebook’s “social web apps all send information to Facebook and can post to your profile or share with your friends whether you want them to or not.” And logging out is not enough to […]

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Is Social Media Important for Libraries?

The prevalence and use of social media is expanding with Facebook being the most popular such site. How should libraries respond to this? EHSL offers some thoughts on our experience in this area.

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Searching on Twitter: health literacy

A sampling of the content found by searching Twitter topic “#healthliteracy”.

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Balance between privacy and the public record

According to the AllFacebook blog and PC Magazine, the FTC has agreed to allow Social Intelligence Corp to  collect and keep files of social media users’ posts as part of a background-checking service for screening job applicants. The company claims it will keep this record for seven years unless you dispute it. Social Intelligence Corp. […]

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Librarian competencies: social media

Looking at what social media competencies librarians should have, and should teach.

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Eccles Library’s winning video

As posted earlier, the U.S. National Library of Medicine sponsored a video contest to help promote awareness of the excellent resources it offers by creating “original short videos which promote awareness of these products and services.” A team from Eccles Library created a 50-second video promoting MedlinePlus, and succeeded in winning the grand prize! Congratulations […]

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Libraries, Social Media & the Law

Today the Utah State Library offered a two-hour presentation on “Social Media and the Law” by Randy Dryer, a social media attorney, which I attended. At the beginning of his talk, he asked how many libraries had a social media policy. Only a handful, including myself, raised their hands. Dryer then went on to briefly […]

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Eccles Library enters “NLM and You” video contest

This past March the U.S. National Library of Medicine sponsored a video contest to help promote awareness of the excellent resources it offers by creating “original short videos which promote awareness of these products and services.” A team from Eccles Library created a 50-second video promoting MedlinePlus, which was scripted, filmed, edited and submitted in […]

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