Sunday, March 30, 2014

Top 3 Resources - Instagram

1. Agosto, Denise, and June Abbas. Teens, Libraries, and Social Networking: What Librarians Need to Know. Santa Barbara: Libraries United, 2011. Print.

This book goes over how teens use social networks, both in the context of their daily lives and in terms of their library use. It also discusses how libraries can use social networks, like Instagram, to connect with teen users, as well as issues of teen privacy and safety in such a context.

2. Zickuhr, Kathryn. “Teens and Tech: What the Research Says.” Young Adult Library Services. 12.2 (Winter 2014): 33-57. EBSCOhost. Web. 30 March 2014.

This article specifically discusses the results of recent, major surveys on the technology use and habits of teens and young adults. It also discusses how librarians can use this information to better connect with their users.

3. Salomon, Danielle. “Moving On from Facebook: Using Instagram to Connect with Undergraduates and Engage in Teaching and Learning.” College & Research Libraries News. 74.8 (September 2013): 408-412. ACRL. Web. 26 March 2014.

This article focuses mainly on how academic libraries can use Instagram to connect with students who are abandoning Facebook. Even though my project’s focus is young adult and teen users of public libraries, the age difference between them and college freshmen is small enough that the discussion is still highly relevant.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.