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Social Media 101: A Librarian’s Guide to Hashtags, Stories, and Filters

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Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Computer Lab

200 NE 18th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Social Media 101: A Librarian's Guide to Hashtags, Stories, and Filters (one-day workshop for library and literacy staff and volunteers)

Let’s face it—Social Media is here to stay. Guess what? That's great news for librarians! Take advantage of these free tools to connect with patrons of all ages, including the millennials and young adults.

This hands-on introductory level class will help you discover everything you need to know to get started with social media. We will be using Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook Live apps. During the day, participants will sign up for accounts and have fun using these Social Media platforms. We will cover how to entice patrons in 140 characters, take eye-catching photos, make live videos, and see how filters can be a fun way to showcase a program! See how other libraries are using social media to get people excited about reading, library programs, and events. By the end of the day, participants should leave the class with the confidence to start using these apps to connect with their patrons.

We will have ten (10) iPads available in class for hands-on use, though you may also Bring Your Own Device: smartphone and/or tablet, any brand.

Class Prerequisite: 1) Attendees must have web browser access to an email account (such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) and bring the login and password to that email with them to class. 2) If attendees already have Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and/or Facebook accounts, they should bring the logins and passwords with them, even if they are bringing the device where these logins and password are saved.

Taylor Meriwether, Hinton Public Library director, local photographer, and avid social media user, will teach the class.

Travel stipend for overnight stay may be available if public library, library system, tribal library or literacy organization is 60 miles or more from ODL. Initial travel stipend paperwork must be returned to ODL before the class date. Contact Doris Dixon to request paperwork via email Doris.Dixon@libraries.ok.gov or phone (405) 522-3217. Stipend will be based on lodging receipt, up to $92. If lodging charges are less than $92, the contract will be written for the actual amount, not $92. Mileage also may be reimbursed at 30 cents/mile if you are paying for your own gas & cannot collect from your library/literacy organization. Stipend contracts will be made out to the library/literacy organization. It will be your responsibility to collect your reimbursement from such organization. No travel stipend contracts will be paid until the class has been attended and photocopied proof of overnight stay (if applicable) has been submitted to the Office of Library Development.

Classes made possible by funding from The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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