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Facebook is just one of many social networking sites that has teens (and adults!) flocking around public access and personal computers, laptops and cell phones to view who-knows-what. Learn the good, the bad and the ugly about what teens are REALLY doing on these sites; discover data you can use to convince staff or administrators about the value of social networking; gain information about other types of social networking services and how your library can plug into these services to the benefit of your library and its patrons. This session is based on the presenter's published work and will help participants walk away with a deeper understanding of the value of social networking sites, a better grasp of the extent of such sites, and a new (or renewed) enthusiasm for incorporating these sites into educational and beneficial uses at libraries.

ABOUT THE PREENTER: Maryann Mori is the Library Director at the Waukee (Iowa) Public Library.

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17-3-2011 1:15 PM

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Mar 17th, 1:15 PM

The Face of Facebook: How Teens are Using Social Networking Services

Facebook is just one of many social networking sites that has teens (and adults!) flocking around public access and personal computers, laptops and cell phones to view who-knows-what. Learn the good, the bad and the ugly about what teens are REALLY doing on these sites; discover data you can use to convince staff or administrators about the value of social networking; gain information about other types of social networking services and how your library can plug into these services to the benefit of your library and its patrons. This session is based on the presenter's published work and will help participants walk away with a deeper understanding of the value of social networking sites, a better grasp of the extent of such sites, and a new (or renewed) enthusiasm for incorporating these sites into educational and beneficial uses at libraries.

ABOUT THE PREENTER: Maryann Mori is the Library Director at the Waukee (Iowa) Public Library.