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Facebook in the Library: Enhancing Services and Engaging Users Workshop
David Lee King
Item Number: 1541-8862
Publisher: ALA TechSource
Price: $55.00
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A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific

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Facebook in the Library: Enhancing Services and Engaging Users
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Around 154 million Americans—51 percent of the population—are now using Facebook, according to a recent study by Edison Research. How effectively are you using this direct, free means of communication to reach out to your library’s patrons and users? Digital branch and social networking innovator David Lee King will share what he’s learned from years of experience and experiments with the Topeka and Shawnee County’s Facebook page. He will answer your questions and share time-saving tips on getting the most out of using Facebook.

Topics include:

  • Fundamentals for setting up and managing your Facebook page
  • Planning content for your library Facebook page
  • How to engage the library’s Facebook fans
  • How to market your library through a Facebook page

About the Instructor

David Lee King is the Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website management, digital experience, and social media, and has been published in many library-related journals. King is a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. His newest book is Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections. He  recently published “Managing Your Library’s Social Media Channels,” the January 2015 issue of Library Technology Reports.  King writes the “Internet Spotlight” column in Public Libraries magazine with Michael Porter and blogs.


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