Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
512-936-2586
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While many libraries have wholeheartedly embraced social media platforms to promote their programs and communicate with patrons, most of those platforms consist of the traditional giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Reddit, also known as “the front page of the internet,” is an incredibly popular web forum–with thousands of sub-forums (“subreddits”) for any topic you can think of–and many of your local community members of all ages are on there reading news, browsing, and engaging with content. While anyone can post anonymously on Reddit, another community-oriented website, NextDoor, allows verified neighbors in defined geographic regions to discuss real-time happenings specific to their neighborhoods. Libraries have a unique opportunity to connect with their users on these platforms, and two library tech enthusiasts will explain why you should, and how to get started!

Presented by Lauren Dodd, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Harris County Public Library - Lone Star College CyFair Branch (Cypress, TX) and Jason Massey, Libary Technical Assistant at Waller County Library (Hempstead, TX).


Original air date: March 27, 2019
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020

1 CE hour, SBEC provider #500799

Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
512-936-2586
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Social Media: What's a librarian to do? Do you tweet, vine, post, like, blog, microblog, hangout or swipe? Let's talk Social Media, your target audience, and how you can best reach them. This webinar is presented by Renee Dyer, Library & Social Media Coordinator for Weslaco East High School in Weslaco, Texas.


Original air date: December 1, 2015
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020

1 CE hour, SBEC eligible, provider #500799




Instructor:
Henry Stokes
512-463-6624
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In this July 2011 webinar, staff from The Seattle Public Library will tell you the secrets to their success and their 10,000+ fans on Facebook. They delve into their process as a department creating content for social media. Then, they talk about where they get their great ideas and how they focus on generating user input on their Fan page. Finally, they wrap it up with the administrative aspects of their internal process.

Original air date: July 13, 2011
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020

1 CE hour, SBEC eligible, provider #500799