Building Digital Communities through Blogs and Social Networking
Event Type: Online/web-based
Contact: Stanley Strauss
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
About the Event
To remain relevant in today’s world, libraries need to build an online presence. With the proliferation of technology advances, it’s not always easy to keep up with the latest trends or understand how to master the technology to use it effectively and efficiently.
This one-hour webinar will focus on how you can build a digital community through the use of blogs and social networks. Attendees will:
- Discover the difference between blogging and social networking
- Get an overview of the basics.
- Understanding the benefits of blogging
- A look at the power behind your words
- Refine how you utilize social networks
- Moving from fun to professional by creating a social media guide
- Receive tips and tools to improve your online brand
- Defining your brand and effectively expressing it though a media dashboard
- How to Get Things Moving
- Receive online resources that can assist you with next steps
By the end of this webinar attendees will have the basic knowledge to effectively engage your community online through the use of blogging and social networks.
This webinar will be of interest to library staff ready to embrace online technologies to engage their patrons.
Presented by: Patric Stillman
Innovations and Programming Officer of MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO was a founding officer of the non-profit organization in 1994. He has a long history with the arts, non-profit organizations and business operations in San Francisco, Los Angeles and most currently San Diego. Patric continues to act as the designated lead trainer the California of the Past projects, which is now located in 40 libraries statewide. In addition to this popular project, Patric has developed a newsworthy version of digital stories in San Diego that gathers stories from over 100 community videographers. He is passionate about working within communities, bringing people together through media projects. "It's exciting to see young people working alongside of our elders in the community to preserve the rich, personal histories of our towns and cities. The collaboration is electric!"