Archive for July 10th, 2009
I published my article note on libraries using Facebook today. I had written it a couple of days ago or so, and in that time a couple other things on the same topic showed up in the librarian sector of the blogosphere along with some other items I had clipped earlier. So, I am just jotting them down here for reference purposes, and I will then add this as an update over there so I have the reference handy.
- Bietila and Edwards did a presentation on identifying outreach opportunities for Facebook. A lot of the literature they cite is material I have read or seen before. What they did was check what the literature says against what the students actually do. Often, things don't match, but now and then you get some matching. A bit of the obvious, but a nice summary if you have not been exposed to the topic. Found via Friends: Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services.
- Mike RIchwalsky, in a guest post at Brian Kelly's UK Web Focus, looks at "Facebook Usage by US Colleges and Universities."
- danah boyd at Apophenia asks "when teachers and students connect outside school." I did leave a comment over there, but I wanted at some point to write out a reflective reply. I have not gotten around to that yet, but I think the post does pose a good point of discussion.
- I like this idea on "social web promotion" that Tame the Web points to. I think we could do something like that in our library.
- Stephen Abram posts a list of links for a list of "social media marketing reading."
- James Grimmelmann, of New York Law School, has a paper on "Facebook and the Social Dynamics of Privacy." This is one I yet have to read, but privacy is also a consideration when it comes to using Facebook. Found via librarian.net.