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Recently I have come across an article saying "Facebook not working as outreach tool". Do you agree with this? I am quiet convinced and I felt so, even there is a lot of stress for Library 2.0 and online networking tools but for particular Facebook, I do not think it received much appreciation from the Facebook lovers. What is your feedback? Have you tried this to gain attention from your library users?
You may see the original article from Library Journal 1 Jan. 2012.
Yes I totally agree with you that library is having stress for print and online environment. Facebook can work as outreach tools, but we have advertise this to the users that we are on face book so that they can start looking it. Also we need to have regular content to post on face book. sometimes people do not see the email but they check face book almost everyday, that's what I feel.
Thank you. Undoubtedly facebook is a powerful tool to reach community. But when it comes to libraries, postings from libraries are getting very few comments from the users. (not much interaction from the community) Perhaps, as you said it can be used as an advertising tool to pass information, messages, etc. with colorful postings.