Using Blogs MySpace and Facebook

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Using Blogs, MySpace, and Facebook to Reach Your Students : 

Using Blogs, MySpace, and Facebook to Reach Your Students

What We’ll be Covering : 

What We’ll be Covering Blogs What they are? How to create one for your library MySpace & Facebook How to use these social networking tools to reach your students

Blogs : 

Blogs Do you know what a blog is? Blogs are like web pages except they are easier to edit. With a little practice, anyone can add material to a blog!

Blogger : 

Blogger If you are not familiar with blogs, I suggest you try Blogger—www.blogger.com Blogger is a web-based tool that helps you publish to the web instantly

Blog Software : 

Blog Software There are a lot of different types of blog software available. Some are free, others require a subscription. Some examples are: Expression Engine [IUSB uses](http://www.pmachine.com/) Moveable Type (http://www.movabletype.org/) and Typepad (http://www.sixapart.com/typepad/) [same company] Blogger (http://www.blogger.com) (free) WordPress (http://wordpress.org/)(free) LiveJournal (http://www.livejournal.com/)(has free version)

How IU South Bend Libraries Use Blogs: : 

How IU South Bend Libraries Use Blogs: Our Libraries have 4 blogs. We use Expression Engine for all of them: Schurz Library Newshttp://ee.iusb.edu/index.php?/libnews One Book, One Campushttp://ee.iusb.edu/index.php?/onebook/ Learning Resource Center News http://ee.iusb.edu/index.php?/lrcnews/index/ Hammes Information Commons http://ee.iusb.edu/index.php?/infocomm/

How We Create Our Blog Entries : 

How We Create Our Blog Entries We log into expression engine:

How We Create Our Blog Entries(continued) : 

How We Create Our Blog Entries(continued) We then choose which blog we want to publish in:

How We Create Our Blog Entries (continued) : 

How We Create Our Blog Entries (continued) We then select what category we want to publish in within the blog:

How We Create Our Blog Entries (continued) : 

How We Create Our Blog Entries (continued) We enter our information into the forms below, and then publish!

What the Finished Product Looks Like : 

What the Finished Product Looks Like

Examples of Library blogs : 

Examples of Library blogs An excellent list of public, academic and special library blogs is available at the Blogging Libraries Wiki: http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/links/index.php?title=Welcome_to_the_Blogging_Libraries_Wiki

Subject Specific Library Blogs : 

Subject Specific Library Blogs Another type of library blog is the issue or subject specific library blog. A few examples are: Free Range Librarian http://freerangelibrarian.com/ Librarian in Black http://librarianinblack.typepad.com/ PaperCutshttp://papercuts.tscpl.org/

How to Distribute Your Blog to Readers? : 

How to Distribute Your Blog to Readers? A RSS (Really Simple Syndication) a very easy way to distribute your blog to readers How to put your blog out there to rich the audience? Submit your RSS feed to news aggregator like Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com

Final Thought on Blogs : 

Final Thought on Blogs Hardest part, as with any new technology, is not so much the technology as creating consistently good material to put up on it

What areMySpace and Facebook? : 

What areMySpace and Facebook? Social networking web sites Number of users MySpace: 106 million+ Facebook: 25 million+ Target audience MySpace: anyone who is 14+ Facebook: mainly college/university student, but open to everyone recently

How to Sign Up For an Account? : 

How to Sign Up For an Account? MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ Facebook: https://register.facebook.com/r.php

When You Log into MySpace… : 

When You Log into MySpace…

When You Log into Facebook… : 

When You Log into Facebook…

How to Reach Your Students? : 

How to Reach Your Students? Look for friends Customize your profile Set up blog Set up photo album Invite friends to library event

Look for Friends : 

Look for Friends

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MySpace Profile

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Facebook Profile

Create Blog Entry: MySpace : 

Create Blog Entry: MySpace

MySpace Blog : 

MySpace Blog

Create Note Entry: Facebook : 

Create Note Entry: Facebook

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Facebook Note

MySpace Photo Album : 

MySpace Photo Album

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FacebookPhoto Album

My Event: MySpace : 

My Event: MySpace

Create an Event: MySpace : 

Create an Event: MySpace

Invite People to Event: MySpace : 

Invite People to Event: MySpace

Want to Know Who is Coming? : 

Want to Know Who is Coming?

My Event: Facebook : 

My Event: Facebook

Create and Invite People to Event: Facebook : 

Create and Invite People to Event: Facebook

A New Event is Up! : 

A New Event is Up!

Who is Coming? : 

Who is Coming?

Facebook: Post an Item : 

Facebook: Post an Item

Facebook Group : 

Facebook Group

Questions? : 

Questions?

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