Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development

Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®, SCOPUS
Release Date: December, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 388
ISBN13: 9781466674158|ISBN10: 1466674156|EISBN13: 9781466674165|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7415-8


As social technologies continue to evolve, it is apparent that librarians and their clientele would benefit through participation in the digital social world. While there are benefits to implementing these technologies, many libraries also face challenges in the integration and usage of social media.

Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development discusses the integration of digital social networking into library practices. Highlighting the advantages and challenges faced by libraries in the application of social media, this publication is a critical reference source for professionals and researchers working within the fields of library and information science, as well as practitioners and executives interested in the utilization of social technologies in relation to knowledge management and organizational development.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Antisocial Networking Behavior
  • Digital Environments
  • Ethical Use
  • Information Science Professionals
  • Library Technologies
  • Marketing
  • Social Technologies

Reviews and Testimonials

Tella edits this volume on the actualized and potential roles of social media in library service and management. An expanded table of contents gives an abstract for each of the 18 chapters. Contributions discuss social media as a marketing method for libraries, and as a way of enhancing information reach, with multiple contributions on pros and cons of social media use by library institutions. Other topics include the integration of social media with existing service delivery systems, evaluation of current effectiveness of Web 2.0 tools in libraries, ethical issues with social media use, and a variety of case studies in the developing countries of Nigeria, Zimbabwe, India, Botswana, and Zambia.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Adeyinka Tella is a senior lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Tella is a commonwealth scholar who finished his PhD in September 2009 from the Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana. In 2007, he was awarded a small grant for thesis writing for the PhD students’ category by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He has written and published articles in International, reputable, and refereed journals as well as chapters in books. He is one of the contributors to an information science reference Cases on Successful E-Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy. Currently, he is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Library and Information Science, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Information Processing and Communication (IJIPC). His research areas include e-learning, information literacy, information communication technology, psychology of information, etc.