Social Media Focus Group by Taylor & Francis

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Taylor & Francis hosted three focus groups on the use of social media in the library.

The first event took place at New Delhi. Many librarians felt that it was important to have a social media policy across all universities and that it should be made a part of the LIS curriculum. The attendees agreed to the need of specialized training to handle social media better and that having a social media expert in libraries would become imperative in the future.

The UK event took place at the University of Sussex and key topics discussed included trends of social media in the library community, social media as a teaching tool, measurability and the future of social media.

The final focus group took place in the Taylor & Francis Philadelphia office. Comments from each focus group will help to form the white paper, which will analyse the challenges and opportunities presented by social media as a communication tool in the library.

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