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Library seeks friends on Facebook, offers news through Twitter

Three months into the spring semester, the library’s new Facebook account has attracted more interest than its Twitter account.


Malik Bartholomew, Access Services assistant, said the social networking tools were created for the Will W. Alexander Library and became operational at the start of the spring semester. A Twitter account was created in December and a Facebook account in January. A library Facebook group created by student workers in fall 2006 is still operational as well.


Bartholomew said the library currently has 184 friends on Facebook, 225 members in its Facebook group and 17 followers on Twitter.


Bartholomew said the Facebook and Twitter accounts are intended to update Dillard students on library resources, hours of operation, the current book of the month, events, discussions, activities, blogs and pictures of library events. More importantly, he said, the accounts provide a friendly place were students can ask and get answers to questions concerning the library.


He said he created the sites because “many students are unaware of the many resources that are available to them. Instead of waiting for them to ask about the resources, we are bringing the information they need directly to them by them.”


To access all of the library social networking sites, go to

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Library seeks friends on Facebook, offers news through Twitter