Thursday, September 25, 2008

#22 Libraries and social networking

I imagine that there are mixed reactions from the members of the 'community' of each social networking site to meeting up with libraries as possible 'friends', but I do think that libraries need to make themselves visible to as many sections of the wider community as possible and these sites are where young people are spending lots of their time.

Reaching out to young people through social networking sites, and interesting them in what libraries can offer them now, while also listening to their ideas as to what can be changed for the better has to give libraries a better chance of meeting the needs of that generation and of keeping up with what's hot and what's not.

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