The Bentley Library has taken the plunge and joined the social media universe. Many of us in the library are avid followers of social media, getting our news from Twitter and keeping up with friends on Facebook, just as you do. Knowing where we’re all gathering on the web, we decided that the library should have a presence on the networks we’re frequenting already.
You can now find the Bentley Library on Twitter (@BentleyLibrary) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/bentleylibrary). Through these channels, we will bring you news and information about all kinds of happenings at the library, from classes you can take to new books and movies you can check out. We’ll also provide interesting links about Bentley, libraries in general, and information we think you might find helpful or interesting. If this experiment takes off, we hope to build a Bentley Library presence on other social media channels that you’re using so we can continue to connect with patrons—faculty, staff, students, and community members alike—in your corners of the internet.
We can’t do this without help from our friends and followers, though. If you’re following us on Twitter or you like us on Facebook, let us know how we’re doing. We want to hear about what you like and what you don’t like, what you want to hear more about and less about, and any fun ideas or news tips you might have. Librarians Katy Aronoff and Lisa Curtin are in charge of our social media accounts, and you can contact them through Facebook and Twitter or regular old email.