Here at Springy Headquarters, we know the importance of getting your message out with social media. As mentioned in our July 26th post, “…social surpasses phone and email as the first place most people turn when they have a problem or issue with a product or service.”
So, if that’s the first place your patrons go, why is it often the last place you share your phenomenal library cosmic powers? We know….time and staff :( Libraries are increasingly short-staffed, often pulled in so many directions, and things get lost in the crush.
We've got you covered with a Back-to-School social media plan and Springy tools to help you plan your social media presence – even if you’re a library of just one staffer!
Many libraries offer year-round tours for students and teachers, designed to get students off and running. Why stop there? Librarians are knowledge authority experts full of research superpowers and peer-reviewed resources. Your social media presence can affirm this by being where your users are the whole school-year!
Tweet out those database resources, Facebook post your free tutoring help sessions, blog about Book-A-Librarian and watch your school partnerships flourish. Work with your community teachers and schools in learning the school year curricula, so you can target appropriate resources and research skills available.
Don’t stress about using lots of social media, start with one! Twitter is an easy tool to schedule short meaningful posts with hashtags (#) targeted to research topics students are studying. In 140 characters or less, you have revealed a specialized resource with instructions on how to use it targeted to a specific assignment or class!
Use those hashtags to tag the appropriate topic students and teachers can follow year round: #ScienceExperiment #AmericanLit #PeerReviewed #BookReport #SpeechClass.
Embed your Twitter feed on the appropriate LibGuides, and watch your engagement climb!
Using the power of your Springy platform, leveraging your social media presence has never been easier…in fact it just might propel you to the head of the class!