Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Snapchat and Libraries

Library use of social media is deeply interesting to me. Libraries are not exactly like businesses but they aren't exactly like individuals either. So, how we make use of social media and apps to connect with our patrons and our communities is constantly changing just like trending apps.

Today, I'm examining the potential of Snapchat for libraries to highlight books and services. Spurred on by an article #SnapSeptember and Snapchat in the Library on the ALSC blog, I followed the link to Alanna Graves' School Library Journal article on How To Use Snapchat for Readers' Advisory, which covers Snapchat basics and libraries and bookish accounts to follow.

As these things often do, it led to several more articles of interest:

BookRiot's 8 Bookish Snapchat Accounts You Should Be Following
David Lee King's Snapchat Content Ideas for Libraries
New Jersey State Libraries Marketing Portal's Marketing Public Libraries to Millennials Using Snapchat

Librarian Enumerations' Libraries on Snapchat listing
and Small Business Trends How To Start a Snapchat Account for Your Business.

If you are using Snapchat to reach youth in your library, we'd like to hear about it. Just email scournoyer (at) mwfls (dot) org.

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