Tweeting, posting, friending and other social media for libraries

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/16/2010


Jill Davis

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the publication of “Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarian's Guide,” by Laura Solomon.

It is difficult enough to keep abreast of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn, let alone understand how they fit into today’s library. This practical resource brings together current information on the topic in a concise format that’s easy to digest. Solomon is a librarian, teacher and independent consultant with more than a decade of experience in Web development, design and technology. Her timely ALA Editions Special Report:

  • Provides context on the social media phenomenon;
  • Offers practical advice on how libraries can choose, use and monitor these tools effectively;
  • Identifies additional resources and best practices.
Solomon is library services manager for the Ohio Public Information Network and former Web applications supervisor for the Cleveland Public Library. In 2009, the Ohio Library Council recognized her for her role in saving more than $147 million of public library funding by utilizing her expertise in social media tools. She was tapped as a 2010 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker.”  She was awarded an MCIW (Master Certified Internet Webmaster) by Kent State University and she maintains a blog at
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