Location-Based Social Networks (Online)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

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The link to this program will be available at 2:30 p.m. on September 13, 2011.

  • Have you noticed an increasing number of library users connecting with mobile devices?
  • Have you followed the buzz around location-based services; what’s a check-in, who’s the mayor?
  • Do you want to get your library on the location map, but don’t know where to start?

Location-based social networks (LBSN) created a powerful backdrop for sharing information this past “Arab Spring.” No doubt, they will play a major role in the 2012 elections. While use of LBSN services in libraries is new, there are clear starting points and opportunities for those who want to find additional ways to interact with users.

This one-hour webinar will:

  • Outline and demonstrate the first steps to using location-based social networks in your library
  • Review user trends and growth in use of location-based social networks
  • Share case studies of library use of location-based social networks
  • Demonstrate library-tailored location-based services

At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the leading location-based services in use
  • Define a strategy for getting your library identified in key geo-mapping services
  • Know leading social media tracking services for staying current with trends
  • Be able to find their own library and others in location-based social networks

This webinar will be of interest to library staff from all types and sizes of libraries interested in learning how location-based social networks apply to libraries.

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