1st Edition

Marketing with Social Media

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ISBN 9781783300013
Published December 26, 2013 by Facet Publishing
176 Pages

USD $77.95

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Book Description

This step-by-step guide will show you how to use social media to promote your library to, and engage in dialogue with, your users and potential users.

Peppered with real-world examples, this how-to guide offers to-the-point advice for getting up to speed with the world of social media. Whether you are a novice ready to get serious about marketing with social media or a practitioner on the lookout for ways to improve existing efforts, this guide will save you time and effort by evaluating the most popular and cutting-edge marketing technologies.

Showcasing best practice for engaging library user across multiple platforms, the book:

Draws from a range of experiences, with examples from different library types and sizes

Includes case studies of successful social media efforts using Facebook, wikis, video-sharing sites, Pinterest, Google+, Foursquare, blogs, Twitter, and QR codes

Offers tips for maintaining a steady flow of content, coordinating with colleagues, planning for sustainability, and using built-in analytics for evaluation

Features numerous screen shots and illustrations

Provides a resource list at the end of every chapter, allowing readers to dig deeper.

Readership: Directed towards librarians and library administrators who are exploring their marketing strategies and are looking for a technology-based solution, this book will also be of value to library school students and others interested in using technologies to market libraries.