Since we got ourselves on Facebook and Twitter over a year ago, more than 220 students, faculty, staff, organizations and colleagues have ‘liked’ and ‘followed’ us. More are always welcome! Find us on Facebook at Middlebury College LIS, and on Twitter at @MiddLibrarian.
We wondered recently how we were doing. Should we go to other social networking sites? Are we posting useful news? What else do students want to know about? We polled our student workers and learned that most importantly, we need to make sure everyone knows we’re out there! Facebook and Twitter still seem to be the most popular forums, and our content seems good.
To help us keep spreading the news, Mike Lynch (Systems Administrator) has joined us as a social media community manager. Great job this month, Mike!
We’re asked periodically by LIS staff members how to get info posted to the LIS Facebook page. The easiest way is to post it to the LIS blog. We’ll notice it, and we’ll either share it right away, or we’ll decide to share it later. (We now use the ShareThis plugin, and we have a planning calendar so that we don’t over-post.) Alternatively, send an email to Steve Bertolino, Mike Lynch, and Carrie Macfarlane and we’ll make a note of your request.