Welcome!  This page will look at the Seattle Public Library system’s activities in the world of Web 2.0 social networking efforts.  There will be links to their Facebook page and some remarks about the types of strategies they are employing to increase traffic and community engagement.  The Northwest region of the United States is known for its progressive efforts in community outreach, and I hope to find some evidence of this in the activities of the 26-branch system.  If there is any indication of the kind of sentiment this library has directed toward it, read the this letter from a six-year-old patron: http://friendsofspl.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/six-year-old-sends-her-allowance-to-keep-libraries-open/.

The main focus library of this project is the Seattle Public Library, but we also discuss briefly:

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

The Missouri Western State University Library

South Carolina State Library

Calgary Public Library

Toronto Public Library

Waterloo Public Library

John Lett

LIBR 500 – Foundations of Information Technology – Section 99A – Sept 2010


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