The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media

Richard MacManus at ReadWriteWeb writes about The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media. He discusses the different ways librarians are using new social networks as well as providing enhanced catalogs and mobile apps to patrons, and also how they are reimagining the library book. It’s great to see libraries being recognized for being cutting-edge and utilizing new social media tools.

“According to a survey conducted by the South Carolina State Library, 88% of respondents (all library workers) claimed to use Facebook in their work. Twitter was second most popular, at 46.8%.”