Growing Your Career with Social Media presents social media tools, current trends and professional development strategies to help busy librarians remain up-to-date. This title offers advice from librarians on how to use social media for career development and continuing education. Advice is based on accumulated experience from professionals who have incorporated social media into their professional lives. The book includes interviews and suggests ways librarians can use social media as a tool for self-promotion. It includes tables of social media tools and their potential uses, and also provides resources, lists, organizations and information on librarians currently active in social media.
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Section 2: Why Social Media Matters 1. Defining social media 2. Social media trends 3. The evolving roles of librarians and libraries 4. How social media is used for libraries
Section 3: Career Development 5. Differences Between Popular Social Media Networks 6. Using Social Media for Professional Development 7. Using Social Media to Find Career Opportunities 8. Using Social Media for Networking 9. Branding Yourself with Social Media
Section 4: Case Studies 10. Case Studies
Section 5: Closing Suggestions 11. Social Media Precautions
Section 6: Appendices
Daniella Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University of North Texas, USA. She has over a decade of librarianship experience. Daniella holds three graduate degrees in the library and information sciences field, including a PhD. She teaches multiple courses that include the use of technology by librarians for professional practice.