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Hosting Opportunity for “Facebook in the Library” Online Workshop

2014 August 6

ALA TechSource Workshops logoThe State Library has a FREE opportunity for Texas libraries to host a group onsite viewing of an upcoming ALA TechSource online workshop. Apply to be a host site before August 14, 2014!

Facebook in the Library: Enhancing Services and Engaging Users
Date/Time For This Online Workshop Viewing:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:00pm Central

Description: 51 percent of American 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 users? 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. Get your questions answered 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: Dynamic and popular presenter David Lee King is the Digital Branch and Services Manager at the Topeka and Shawnee County (Kansas) Public Library, where he works with emerging technology trends. A Library Journal “Mover and Shaker,” David recently published his first book, Designing the Digital Experience. David also writes the “Internet Spotlight” column in Public Libraries magazine with Michael Porter.

What does being a host library mean?

Interested Host Libraries Sign Up here:

1. You agree to have a group of 3 or more people viewing the online workshop together at your location.

2. Designate one site coordinator for the online workshop.

3. Your site coordinator reports back to the State Library after each session, to report on the attendees, and on the total number of library staff that attended. We have a handy online form for this, that we share with you.

4. Your site coordinator emails us a short evaluation after the event in order for us to gauge the impact of providing this content.

5. Reach out to area libraries to invite them to join you at your library to view the workshop. A simple email invite to local libraries or colleagues is appreciated.

6. Have reliable access to the internet and be willing to set up a computer to run Webex (relatively simple process) to view the live workshop.

Please Note: A minimum number of 10 libraries need to be interested in hosting this event in order for us to pursue the purchase of this group license. When we get our minimum number, we’ll contact the host libraries with additional information. For those that would like to attend, we’ll also post a list of host sites around the state on our blog.

Questions host requirements or the workshop viewing? Contact Naomi DiTullio at, 512-463-5465, or 800-252-9386 (toll-free for Texas).

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