Time to reflect. We are at the end of the ‘Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement’ unit of the Library and information Studies course. At the start of the unit I really didn’t understand what libraries and social media had in common. But as I have learnt social media is all about sharing information. So social media is a great fit for libraries who are also about sharing information.
I would say if I had a favourite type of social media it would be microblogging (Twitter and Tumblr being the best). Being a working, studying mum of primary school children, I really like the short and sweet aspect of microblogging. I really don’t have the time for more than that.
So now that I know more about social media I am not surprised that libraries are using it. I would be more suprised by libraries that do not use it. After all libraries need to stay up to date and relevant.