LIS Lady, Stephanie Roach, explores social media use by groups of info pros in poster session at CLA conference

Social media use infographicNovember 3, 2012 I presented a poster session, Social Media Use in the Bay Area Library Student and Professional Community, at the California Library Association’s annual conference in San Jose, CA. The session felt like a success. The survey results and data analysis as well as the poster infographic are available on the LIS Lady website.

Abstract

Social Media Use in the Bay Area Library Student and Professional Community explores the use of social media by San Francisco Bay Area professional networking groups. Social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and Pinterest will be evaluated for social media presence by library professional groups. Specific strategies in use by group administrators will be identified, and use of platform specific tools such as timelines, events, hangouts, etc. This poster session establishes a baseline for use of social media by San Francisco Bay Area library professional groups, and serves as an exploratory study providing data revealing directions for future research.

The poster session includes figures quantifying use of social media by San Francisco Bay Area library student and professional groups. Group administrators were surveyed to discover strategies and methods for utilizing social media platforms, and group profiles were evaluated to discover which tools are being utilized.

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Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Next week (Feb 14-18) I’ll be attending the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF Region VII) Conference, to be held in Arcata, CA at Humboldt State University. I’ll attend workshops on dramaturgy and theater design/production. I’m excited, and feel lucky to go. I’ll write updates of the workshops I’ve attended after the conference.

Stay tuned!

Official conference twitter channel: @HSURegion7ACTF

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