More than MySpace : teens, librarians, and social networking

Format: Print Book 2009
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction Z718.5.M595 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  Z718.5.M595 2009

An accessible overview of dynamic ways that public libraries are using social networking to reach their teen patrons.

More Than MySpace: Teens, Librarians, and Social Networking offers librarians not fully familiar with the broad scope of web-based social networking a way into this thriving, rapidly evolving realm--and to the lives of the teenagers who so enthusiastically inhabit it.

In More Than MySpace , seven expert contributors examine the appeal of the social networking phenomena to youth, as well as its growing role in the classroom. The book then puts the spotlight on public libraries that have embraced social networking successfully, describing the approaches and methods that have helped them reach a wider teenage audience. The book concludes with an invitation for readers to continue their exploration of the topic further with a little networking of their own, collaborating with the author on a Wiki.

Seven contributors, each an expert in working with teens and each well-versed in the social networking world An accompanying Wiki that will be shaped by interactions between the author and readers of the book
Words from the wired: a teen perspective / Dave Moyer
Friends, fun, fads
and fear: teens in the 21st-century / Erin Downey Howerton
Technology in the classroom: an educator's perspective / Michelle Pearson
Practical applications: libraries online / Jenna Obee
Convincing and planning: developing your library's Web 2.0 presence / Kelly Czarnecki
Now let's use it: creative programming / Robyn M. Lupa
Homework help widgets: a school-library partnership / Andrew Wilson
Friending your colleagues: being professional with web-based social networking / Linda W. Braun
A national view: survey
and a challenge / Robyn M. Lupa.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Social networking has become a central factor in the lives of today's teens. Librarians need to be aware of this phenomenon and consider ways to incorporate social networking into the library program. To that end, this book discusses aspects of social networking and ways that librarians can leverage it to address teen needs. Editor Lupa heads Children's Information Services at Arvada (Colorado) Library; contributors represent higher education, public libraries, and K-12 schools. One contributor is a high-school student who is president of a digital media company. Chapters discuss topics such as teen use of technology; popular social-networking options; ways to develop a library Web 2.0 presence; and ways that social networking can provide professional support and growth. The final chapter gives anecdotes from a national survey of librarians about social networking. The topic is certainly timely, and the book's treatment gives librarians handy tools to start connecting with wired teens.--Farmer, Lesley Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Libraries Unlimited professional guides for young adult librarians.
Subjects Libraries and teenagers.
Internet in young adults' libraries.
Young adults' libraries -- Information technology.
Online social networks.
Technology and youth.
Publisher Santa Barbara, Calif. :Libraries Unlimited,2009
Contributors Lupa, Robyn M.
Language English
Description xxviii, 127 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781591587606 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1591587603 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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