One of the best ways to get started with using social media and to have a look to see what people are already doing…
- What are other school libraries doing?
- What platforms are they using?
- What information are they posting?
- How often are they posting?
- How successful are they?
Of course I am only going to highlight only the bold and the beautiful in this post, but you can learn just as much from the social media that doesn’t work!
Botany Downs Secondary College Library have had their Twitter page since 2011 and by the looks of it have been regularly posting, with and impressive 7,883 Tweets and 739 followers. Looking on their library website, they state why they use social media and the multiple platforms they use:
Massey Primary School Library Facebook is good example of using social media on a smaller scale. However, by quickly looking at their posts you can see they are regular with their posts, using different types of posts and every time I visit the page the page ‘likes’ have gone up… slow and steady wins the race!
If you are struggling to get going, reach out to these libraries and ask them questions about their use of social media. You will find that the majority of libraries using social media a sociable bunch (hee hee pun intended!) and more than happy to share their secrets of their success.