Millennial Patrons & Social Networking

Social networking, or social media seems to be a major issue relating to 21st Century library services. Lots of younger patrons are doing it as part of their daily life, and want it provided as a service at their public library.

  • What are the pros and cons of providing social networking access to your library patrons?
  • What are the issues that librarians are dealing with in regards to social networking?
  • Should you as a library professional use social networking?
  • A comprehensive and enlightening report from OCLC:
    “Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World: A Report to the OCLC Membership.” Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center. 2007.

    Should Your Library Have a Social Media Policy?
    By Ellyssa Kroski — School Library Journal, 10/1/2009

    Kitsap Elected Officials Ponder the Pros and Cons of Social Networking

    Kitsap Sun, September 5, 2009

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