Teens, Libraries, and Social Networking

What Librarians Need to Know
Many tech-savvy libraries have already found success connecting with teens on social networks and have used them for booktalks, announcing new titles, and promoting library events. This text is divided into 10 chapters, covering topics such as safety/privacy concerns, legislative issues, a survey of teens' use of social networking, practical examples from public libraries, and comparisons among popular social-network utilities. The authors also include surveys of the ways that YA librarians use social networks in their libraries. This book serves as a textbook introduction that is most useful for public libraries just beginning their connection to teens on social networks. For others, it's an additional purchase.—Stephanie Malosh-Rivera, Washington D.C. Public Library

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