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Social Media for Book Lovers: Online Book Groups and More Workshop
Amy Alessio
Item Number: 1541-9255
 
Publisher: ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
Price: $65.00
 
 
 
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A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific


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Social Media for Book Lovers: Online Book Groups and More Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Libraries have long been the center of community events for book lovers. In the era of Facebook and Twitter, how can we expand our capabilities to reach more users? By translating our in-person events to social media formats and exploring new types of events!

In this new workshop, renowned library programming expert Amy Alessio offers you a guide to serving your book-loving patrons using social media. Alessio provides you with ideas for reaching out to book lovers, a guide to popular tools and sites, and tips for how to use these sites to successfully enhance your offerings.

Learning Outcomes:

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Translate popular library book events to social media formats
  • Use popular sites, games, and apps for book lovers and know where to discover new ones
  • Reach out to library users using Facebook, Twitter, and book-specific social tools, such as Goodreads, LibraryThing, and more
  • Avoid common social media pitfalls

About the Instructor

Amy Alessio enjoyed the input of teens for over nineteen years as an award-winning teen and readers’ advisory librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Illinois. She is a co-author of A Year of Programs for Millennials (ALA Editions 2015), Club Programs for Teens (ALA Editions, 2015), and 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017), in addition to other reference titles. Amy enjoys offering presentations about library services or vintage cooking, her passion, across the country. You can learn more about Amy on her website www.amyalessio.com.
 
 

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