Libraries around the world use social media for all different reasons. Post are formed to show new books that staff have read and criticized as well as reviews on books. They post up-coming events, alterations to policies and procedures. They use it to promote classes they may be holding, reading groups, kids events.
La Trobe University Library uses Facebook to post things such as events that are happening in all La Trobe campuses so that all students know. Posting information about assignments and deadlines, social events such as are you ok day and lots of links to surveys that students can do in order to win prizes. RMIT University Library also uses Facebook in the same way with post about textbooks that you can purchase second hand and posts regarding library look book.
The State Library of Victoria uses twitter to post about history, books and activities.
Social media platforms allows for these organisation to connect with its members and to inform the public of the services available to them. They share significant information about major dates, calendar events and books and services available. They do this to engage the community and to open up the communication lines for those who wish to contact the library and stay connected with the community.
The use of social media in the library