Michael Jones, Assistant Librarian at Winchester University joined the podcast via Google Hangouts from Southampton,England, UK.  Michael talks about the importance of social media, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin in Libraryland.  Social media is such an effective tool to network, meet new people, schedule meet ups for ice breakers.  Whether at a conference, or sharing library news and technology or just networking, social media opens up our profession for professional development “on the fly” and can be an effective tool to market libraries and library services.  We also talked about the transformation of Linkedin from a job finding social media client to a professional development tool, whether users write articles related to PD or just share the latest and greatest!

Michael’s Linkedin

Michael’s Twitter

Some of Michael’s Articles written on Linkedin:

Speaking Out Loud: Podcast Job Therapy, Making a Change and Why I Love Social Media

Is Soclal Media an Effective Tool for Academic Libraries?