Use of social media by the library: current practices and future opportunities

How do libraries use social media? Find out with results from the Oxford launch of our white paper results and the librarians who attended. There are some fantastic tips and tweets for you to take away. You can read the full white paper online at


  1. There was a lot of excitement and anticipation in the run up to the event and as people started to arrive, it soon became apparent that they were just as friendly in real life as they are on social media.
  2. Ian Bannerman, Managing Director at Taylor & Francis Journals, opened the event with a welcoming address to a full house. He reflected that we can consider ourselves all social media experts, none of us capable of having had more than 10 years worth of social media experience.
  3. Will Frass, Research Executive at Taylor & Francis, presented the findings of the white paper, from what social media channels librarians are using to whether social media policies are common practice. Jodie Bell, Communications Manager at Taylor & Francis, discussed the methodologies used in bringing the white paper together and reflected on correlations between librarian roles and the use of social media.