Using Social Media to Build Communities: A LITA Guide is a community building action manual for practitioners across the profession. By bringing together an array of perspectives to explore community building through social media, Using Social Media to Build Communities: A LITA Guide can serve as the go-to resource for professionals who want to take social media beyond marketing and promotion to build an inclusive and engaged community of library users. The first part of the book features a suite of case studies demonstrating real-world community building practices in a variety of library settings. The second part focuses on the methods for building communities of fellow practitioners. The third part highlights the capacity for social media to effect social good and social justice. Each chapter contains clear explanations of important topics for building communities through social media, and readers will come away with cohesive approaches for building communities at their own libraries. Using Social Media to Build Communities: A LITA Guide demonstrates that an energetic and committed community exists to help and guide fellow community builders.
Use this book to guide your own social media practice towards community building.
Scott W. H. Young is an Assistant Professor and Digital Initiatives Librarian at Montana State University Library. He has published and presented on user experience, participatory design, social media, and web privacy. Doralyn Rossmann is an Associate Professor, Administrative Director of Data Infrastructure & Scholarly Communication (DISC), and Head of Collection Development at Montana State University Library. Her recent research includes presentations and publications in public budgeting, library-vendor relations, and social media including ethics, optimization, and community building.
Release date NZ
September 6th, 2017
Edited by Doralyn Rossmann
Edited by Scott W.H. Young