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Social networks in school libraries: the potential and the reality


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Šiptar, Dejan. (2016). Social networks in school libraries: the potential and the reality. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Hebrang Grgić, Ivana].

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Social networks have become a big part of everyday life. They've surpassed their initial function of being used for private purposes, and are now being used for commerce, marketing, education et cetera. Librarians, as promoters of information literacy have recognized their potential for reaching users and promoting the library's activity. And they've started representing their libraries on them. And since social networks have been widely accepted by the younger population and are quite widespread among them, social networks should be of interest to school librarians as well. This paper will present the potential social networks represent for school libraries. It will propose the libraries how to use them, which one to pick, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of school libraries being present on them. It will also present a set of guidelines school librarians can follow while establishing their presence on a social network. A research among the school libraries of the Sisak-Moslavina county has also been conducted for the purpose of this paper. It attempts to find out in what way and number are the school libraries represented on them, and which type of content they are sharing via their social network presence, as well as the response the received from their users.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Croatia, Sisak-Moslavina county, social networks, school libraries, Facebook, guidelines, research
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Hebrang Grgić, Ivana
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2016 09:19
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 09:19

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