Ten Tips for Using Social Media (Online)

People use social media tools like Facebook for personal projects: sharing photos or connecting with friends. But did you know that you can find great information about business, industry and careers using tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter?

Social media can be a critical resource for library staff. Students, career changers, job hunters, and business people can find out about industries and companies, connect with important people, and promote themselves to potential employers and customers.

Learn some of the basic ways to leverage social media, whether you are an information professional, consultant, teacher, or someone using it for your own personal and career pursuits.

Scott Brown loves social networking. An experienced librarian, Scott is currently the owner of Social Information Group (http://www.socialinformationgroup.com), an independent information practice focused on the effective use of social networking tools for sharing and finding information. You can reach Scott at scott@socialinformationgroup.com, and follow him on Twitter @scbrown5 or @socialinfo.

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