Monday, September 29, 2008

social networking

Social networking using Myspace for libraries has certainly got great potential, some issues raised in some of the articles are quite interesting and thought-provoking. Social networking is definitely the way to go for libraries to reach their teenage users as those are the group who are the biggest fans of social networking, be it Myspace or Facebook, etc. They are so "well educated" with on-line information that it would be naive to get surprised by what they know and how much they know these days! It certainly is a challenge for libraries to create something fun as well as interesting and educational to attract them. I quite like Library Loft among other sites.

There's certainly a great space for North Shore Libraries to explore into, and to understand our teenage patrons and create the social networking site to get them connected and contribute would be an ongoing challenge.

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