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Fostering Community and Collaboration With Facebook

Event Type: SWFLN Webinar
Date: 5/2/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 Facebook, in many ways has become a combination of our favorite pub, the space around the office water cooler, and a public space where conversations and exchanges are limited only by our imaginations…and (occasionally) an adherence to standards of community decency. Library staff members across the country are becoming increasingly sophisticated about their use of Facebook as a way for engaging members of their community and collaborating to produce positive changes in that community.

Join us for this one-hour highly interactive webinar that will focus on a few case studies and include plenty of time for participants to discuss their own efforts to use Facebook as a tool to nurture positive transformations.

Participants, by the end of this webinar, should be able to:

Provide a one-sentence description of what Facebook can do to benefit current and prospective library users

Identify at least three resources they can use in their efforts to more effectively support and promote positive change within communities through the use of Facebook

Return to their worksites with at least three ideas they will immediately begin to implement incorporating Facebook into the work they do with members of their communities

Optional Pre-session Work:
Watch the following brief video, skim the following article, and be prepared to discuss what it suggests for your own efforts to incorporate Twitter into your efforts to foster collaboration and community development.

“Facebook in 60 Seconds”
PSCS Consulting
Posted on YouTube February 26, 2015

“5 Ideas to Improve Your Library’s Facebook Page”
Ginny Mies
TechSoup for Libraries, January 4, 2016

Location: Web Based Training
Other Information:
 Paul Signorelli ~ Biography
Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed and author of the forthcoming Change Your World Using Social Media (Rowman & Littlefield, Fall 2018), served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-social media strategist-consultant. He collaborates with clients and colleagues to identify and work with current trends in ways that help them better serve members of the communities with which they work; continues to serve on New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Project expert panels identifying and documenting educational-technology developments, trends, and challenges in libraries and other learning organizations; and writes extensively to document and promote ed-tech innovations. He earned his MLIS through the University of North Texas online program; remains active in training-teaching-learning through ALA and ATD (the Association for Talent Development) at a variety of levels; and can be reached at, through his website (, or through his Building Creative Bridges blog (
Contact: Aaron Blumberg
Contact Number: 2393136218
Presenter: Paul Signorelli
Status: Closed

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