“Most commentaries to date on library use of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter have focused on a handful of well-funded public libraries with high-profile employees. Now Walt Crawford’s “Successful Social Networking in Public Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, completes the picture, offering for the first time an in-depth look at how a large variety of public libraries are conducting digital outreach and marketing through social networking.” (via American Library Association)
Newsday – “With on-demand publishing, many are realizing their dream with limited number of copies.”
As Walt has proved, this works!
Because he blogs stuff like this: “The most damaging thing most public libraries could do is to attempt to get rid of the â€œplaces of booksâ€ core image in favor ofâ€“well, of whatever. Building on, expanding, diversifying: Great. Abandoning or trivializing that role: Suicidal.”