resep masakan

doi: 10.6017/ital.v26i1.3286

Checking Out Facebook.com: The Impact of a Digital Trend on Academic Libraries

Laurie Charnigo, Paula Barnett-Ellis

Abstract


While the burgeoning trend in online social networks has gained much attention from the media, few studies in library science have yet to address the topic in depth. This article reports on a survey of 126 academic librarians concerning their perspectives toward Facebook.com, an online network for students. Findings suggest that librarians are overwhelmingly aware of the “Facebook phenomenon.” Those who are most enthusiastic about the potential of online social networking suggested ideas for using Facebook to promote library services and events. Few individuals reported problems or distractions as a result of patrons accessing Facebook in the library. When problems have arisen, strict regulation of access to the site seems unfavorable. While some librarians were excited about the possibilities of Facebook, the majority surveyed appeared to consider Facebook outside the purview of professional librarianship.

Full Text: PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.


http://napoleon.bc.edu/ojs/public/site/images/ejadmin/lita_67

ISSN:2163-5226

SCImago Journal & Country Rank data for ITAL