"OK, This is Just Too Weird": Identifying Outreach Opportunites in Facebook

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"OK, This is Just Too Weird": Identifying Outreach Opportunites in Facebook

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dc.contributor.author Edwards, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-08T13:42:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-08T13:42:52Z
dc.date.created 2009-04-07
dc.date.issued 2009-04-08T13:42:52Z
dc.identifier.citation Edwards, E. (2009, April). “OK, this is just too weird”: Identifying outreach opportunities in Facebook. Presentation at REFolution conference, Grantville, PA. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/5135
dc.description.abstract The tremendous popularity of social networking sites like Facebook presents libraries with unique opportunities for reaching students. What many organizations fail to recognize, however, is that Facebook is perceived by its users as a primarily social space, and that the presence of professors, librarians, or parents can be intrusive, unwelcome, or just plain "weird" for the very students they're trying to reach. The George Washington University's Gelman Library decided to take a step back and ask a critical question: what do our students want? How do our students really use Facebook, and what part can the library play in this social environment? This presentation will offer an overview of this study and its findings in light of contemporary thinking and practices among librarians. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject.other Facebook en
dc.subject.other social networking en
dc.subject.other library services en
dc.subject.other student expectations en
dc.title "OK, This is Just Too Weird": Identifying Outreach Opportunites in Facebook en
dc.type Presentation en


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