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Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development
Author(s)/Editor(s): Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
Copyright: ©2015
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7415-8
ISBN13: 9781466674158
ISBN10: 1466674156
EISBN13: 9781466674165


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As social technologies continue to evolve, it is apparent that librarians and their clientele would benefit through participation in the digital social world. While there are benefits to implementing these technologies, many libraries also face challenges in the integration and usage of social media.

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development discusses the integration of digital social networking into library practices. Highlighting the advantages and challenges faced by libraries in the application of social media, this publication is a critical reference source for professionals and researchers working within the fields of library and information science, as well as practitioners and executives interested in the utilization of social technologies in relation to knowledge management and organizational development.

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Reviews and Testimonials

Tella edits this volume on the actualized and potential roles of social media in library service and management. An expanded table of contents gives an abstract for each of the 18 chapters. Contributions discuss social media as a marketing method for libraries, and as a way of enhancing information reach, with multiple contributions on pros and cons of social media use by library institutions. Other topics include the integration of social media with existing service delivery systems, evaluation of current effectiveness of Web 2.0 tools in libraries, ethical issues with social media use, and a variety of case studies in the developing countries of Nigeria, Zimbabwe, India, Botswana, and Zambia.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

Adeyinka Tella (Ed.)
Adeyinka Tella is Professor and Head of the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria.


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