Social Media at GRCC Library

Background

Social media in libraries is an imperative part of my teaching strategies, outreach, and dedication to literacy instruction. To meet this goal, I’ve worked to develop a library specific social media policy and start the groundwork for putting together a document of best practices. Due to this work, the library has a developed regular posting schedule, maintained relevant and current content, and have a developed social media campaign for events.

From 2011 – 12:

  • Facebook “likes” have risen over 400%
  • Blog readership has tripled
  • Regularly make significant gains in new followers on all of our social media outlets

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Research and blog on materials relating to the library, academia, higher education, and other related topics.
  • Manage content publishing and posting schedules across all social networks
  • Create and administer accounts on the following social networks:
  • Design, manage, and administer the library’s blog using WordPress CMS software.
  • Create and administer accounts on Disqus, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, and Bit.ly for managment of social media services.
  • Implemented social media campaigns for library events and special occassions
  • Design cohesive templates across all servicess
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Resources Written By Me

  • Social Media Policy
    As of 2011, no known working examples of a social media policy exists for academic libraries. This policy was written using examples from public libraries, non-academic institutions, and recommendations from social media professionals. It is also designed to work in conjunction with the college’s Acceptable Use Agreement.
  • Social Media Best Practices