Growing Your Library Career with Social Media

Growing Your Library Career with Social Media

1st Edition - July 20, 2018

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  • Author: Daniella Smith
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081024119
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081024126

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Growing Your Career with Social Media presents social media tools, current trends and professional development strategies to help busy librarians remain up-to-date. This title offers advice from librarians on how to use social media for career development and continuing education. Advice is based on accumulated experience from professionals who have incorporated social media into their professional lives. The book includes interviews and suggests ways librarians can use social media as a tool for self-promotion. It includes tables of social media tools and their potential uses, and also provides resources, lists, organizations and information on librarians currently active in social media.

Key Features

  • Gives strategies, resources, and social media tools for career advancement in librarianship
  • Presents interviews from experienced librarians on how best to use social media
  • Offers real-world experience of great use to practicing librarians
  • Incorporates original research unique to this book, which librarians can use
  • Includes practical resources so librarians can start using social media tools immediately


Librarians, academic librarians, specialist librarians including corporate librarians, library leaders, library managers; postgraduate students and researchers in library and information science and early career librarians

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Introduction

    How this Book Can Help You

    Book features

    Section Introductions

    Section Challenges

    Additional Resources


    Section 2: Why Social Media Matters

    Chapter 1: Defining social media

    Chapter 2: Social media trends

    Chapter 3: The evolving roles of

    librarians and libraries

    Chapter 4: How social media is used for libraries

    Section Challenge


    Additional Resources

    Section 3: Career Development

    Chapter 5: Differences Between Popular Social Media Networks



    Blogger and WordPress




    Popular Social Media Platforms Infographic

    Table- Websites that Teach About Social Media

    Chapter 6: Using Social Media for Professional Development

    Locating Opportunities with Digital Curation

    Setting up Alerts and RSS Feeds

    Automating Your Social Media Activities

    HootSuite Tip Sheet

    If This Than That (IFTTT) Tip Sheet

    Chapter 7: Using Social Media to Find Career Opportunities

    Table- Organizations on Social Media for Finding Jobs

    Chapter 8: Using Social Media for Networking

    Defining Personal Learning Networks (PLN)

    Creating Your Own Network PLN

    Table- Learning Networks on Social Media for Professional Development

    Chapter 9: Branding Yourself with Social Media

    Defining Branding

    Tools for Developing Your Professional Presence

    Branding Strategies

    Creating Content

    How to Share Content

    Infographic-The Do’s and Don'ts of Sharing Content

    Infographic- Types of Copyright Licenses

    Getting Started with User-Generated Content

    Section Challenge


    Additional Resources

    Section 4: Case Studies

    Section Introduction

    Chapter 10: Case Studies

    Interview 1

    Interview 2

    Interview 3

    Interview 4

    Interview 5

    Section Challenge


    Additional Resources

    Summary of Case Study Tips

    Section 5: Closing Suggestions

    Section Introduction

    Chapter 11: Social Media Precautions

    Social Media Pros and Cons

    Keeping Your Social Presence Professional

    Understanding Netiquette Rules

    Following Your  Digital Footprint

    Ethical Use of Social Media

    The Legalities of Social Media

    Infographic- Types of Copyright Licenses

    Addressing Negative Feedback

    Section Challenge


    Additional Resources

    Section 6: Appendices

    Table- Directory of Social Media Tools with Descriptions of Their Purpose

    Table- Popular Librarians on Social Media

    Table- Librarian Chats

    Table- Locating Graphics for Social Media Posts

    Table- Organizations on Social Media Offering Professional Development

Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2018
  • Published: July 20, 2018
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081024119
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081024126

About the Author

Daniella Smith

Daniella Smith
Daniella Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University of North Texas, USA. She has over a decade of librarianship experience. Daniella holds three graduate degrees in the library and information sciences field, including a PhD. She teaches multiple courses that include the use of technology by librarians for professional practice.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Information Science, University of North Texas, USA

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