APPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN ACADEMIC LIBRARY By Dr. Vipul V. Makodia

Abstract

Generally speaking academic libraries are increasingly using social media and information technology related tools with a view to promoting services and highlight resources to patrons. As organizations worldwide thrive on modern technologies, the application of web 2.0 domain in the field of Library information and communication has no exception. The web 2.0 domain has been introduced as an experimental field to be accepted and implemented for rendering virtual digital library services to patron. Social Software is quite lucrative before librarian 2.0 to accept, analyze and apply this new booming technology for the maximum benefit of the user 2.0. Professional competency needs to be developed among library professionals to be readily equipped with these social networking tools such as RSS, Wiki, Blogger, flicker, Library Think, Elf and so on. 

Keywords: Social media, Information technology, Academic libraries, Technology adoption