Friday, June 23, 2006

Libraries and Social Sites

Libraries in Social Networking Software
Posted May 10, 2006

A thoughtful post by Meredith Farkas, librarian and author of Information Wants to Be Free. At the end there is also a gaggle of links to "Useful Resources on Libraries and Social Networking Software".

"Whether we like it or not, our patrons between the ages of 16 and 25 overwhelmingly use MySpace and Facebook, and are not going to stop using them no matter what policies we put in place. As librarians who should know our users, we should at least be aware of what they’re doing online and see what roles the library can play in our patrons’ online social worlds."


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