Assessing and Improving Your Library’s Social Media Presence
Instructor: Julia Skinner
Dates: May 5-30, 2014
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
This four-week course will aid participants in assessing and improving their library’s social media program. Participants will compare a variety of social media pages for a variety of libraries, in order to think about what works and what doesn’t in using social media to do outreach for such institutions. They will also look at different ways of evaluating an effective presence and devise their own performance metrics to measure effectiveness over time. Participants will also draft social media policies (if they don’t have them) or revisit existing policies based upon what they have learned and what goals they have for their social media presence. The metrics and policies should be related to each other, and will be resources that can be taken into the workplace at the conclusion of the course. The format of the course is hands-on and interactive, and asks participants to actively engage with the instructor and each other as they discuss effective social media strategies and construct policies.
Julia Skinner is a doctoral student at Florida State University’s School of Library & Information Studies. Her research interests include social media, library history, and services for sexual assault survivors. She has worked in special collections, and has her MLS and Center for the Book graduate certificate from the University of Iowa, and is originally from Boulder, Colorado. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, music, and making art.
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This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
You can register in this course through the first week of instruction. The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us to make arrangements.
Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
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