- 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.
- — Senate House Library (@SenateHouseLib)Fri, Oct 31 2014 11:15:00
- 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.
- — Natasha Choolhun (@NatashaChoolhun)Fri, Oct 31 2014 11:12:27
- 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.
- — Georgina Cronin (@senorcthulhu)Fri, Oct 31 2014 11:12:34Great reporting of methods used to research SM use in libs: focus groups, interviews, survey, twitter party & lit review work #tfsocialmedia
- — John Trevor-Allen (@misterjta)Fri, Oct 31 2014 11:15:58Data suggests librarians roles working with social media may be more driven by interest in field than paper job descriptions. #tfsocialmedia
- — Natasha Choolhun (@NatashaChoolhun)Fri, Oct 31 2014 11:21:12Myth of the social media librarian. Person who does it is motivated by personal interest not formal job title #tfsocialmedia
- — Georgina Cronin (@senorcthulhu)Fri, Oct 31 2014 11:21:27Range of single to multiple responsible ppl for social media in libraries. Scary percent have no policy. Eek! #tfsocialmedia
- — John Trevor-Allen (@misterjta)Fri, Oct 31 2014 11:23:1821% respondents use Facebook all the time, vs 14% Twitter, 8% blogs. But students may be searching visually, eg Pinterest. #tfsocialmedia
- — Natasha Choolhun (@NatashaChoolhun)Fri, Oct 31 2014 11:34:0128% have a social media policy, 42% don't, 30% planning one. Some student engagement here by the 72% - jointly devise one? #tfsocialmedia
- — Louise Cowan (@lou_cowan)Fri, Oct 31 2014 11:36:1042% of libraries surveyed have no plan for a social media policy - reflects experimental stage of social media use #tfsocialmedia
- — John Trevor-Allen (@misterjta)Fri, Oct 31 2014 11:28:35
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 http://bit.ly/socialmediatf