Monthly Archives: July 2010

Social Networking: Fad or Friend?

Back in March, our chapter met to share ideas about how re-energize for the future.  We brainstormed and many felt that moving to an online environment would be a fresh and vibrant way to connect with each other and exchange ideas.  Many were enthusiastic, but many raised a skeptical eyebrow.  Facebook?  Twitter? Blogs? Seriously?

The videos posted in this message are for both the believers and nonbelievers.  The first is an in-your-face look at social media revolution in a broad sense.   Even those who “tweet” with zeal or facebook with finesse will learn something new.  The second is a silly reminder that ALL technology was once new and, with any thing that is new,  users needed a bit of hand-holding to feel comfortable.  It was found on the social networking portion of Jewish Publication Society Blog .  There you will find even more discussion of social networking.

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Jump into the conversation and leave a comment.   How do you think social media affects Jewish Libraries?  What can we do collectively to build our brand in northeast Ohio and  beyond?

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