There is a two-part workshop on Web 2.0 and collaboration (as well as marketing and general social media tips and tricks) coming up on Dec. 1 and Dec 8th, both sessions at 1:30pm CST. The workshop will be led by David Lee King and Robin Hastings. You can register for this event at http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3165 (Using Social Software in Library Marketing: Facebook, Twitter and More). Robin will be talking about taking collaboration from just working with your coworkers to working with other community organizations and patrons, too. Details from the ALA page are:
The popularity of social networking software—tools like Twitter, Facebook and blogs—continues to skyrocket, particular among younger populations. For libraries in the 21st century, a presence on these social networking sites is an essential part of library outreach and patron services. In this exclusive event, librarians and social software experts David Lee King and Robin Hastings will teach you about what tools you can use to engage with your patrons and the best practices for using them.
You’ll learn about:
- Collaboration with libraries and patrons using YouTube, Flickr and Dropbox
- Marketing your library with Facebook and Twitter
- 4 things your library must do when signing up for any social media tool (listen, plan, respond, and opening up)
- Time-savers and tools to use for maximizing your library’s social media reach
The cost of the workshop is $85. Note that Robin Hastings is a co-editor of the CL News blog.