MALA Using Social Media for Readers' Advisory

Using Social Media for Readers' Advisory


Mid-America Library Alliance (MALA)

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9:30am-1:30pm

Kaite Stover, Director of Readers' Services, The Kansas City Public Library, moderator

Kelly Fann, Head of Cataloging and Processing, Lawrence Public Library

Naphtali Faris, Early Literacy Manager, The Kansas City Public Library

Amy Fisher, Information and Readers' Services Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library

Mariah Hone, Information and Readers' Services Clerical Assistant, Mid-Continent Public Library

Rachel Smalter-Hall, Customer Success Manager, Book Riot

Molly Wetta, YA/Media Manager, Lawrence Public Library


Readers’ Services is a growing field and the developments in technology and social media have it growing at a rapid speed. Learn how to use various popular social media platforms to promote books and reading. Understand the importance of having a Library Social Media Policy in place. Be prepared to generate ideas for sharing books, reading programs, and social media promotions.



Powerpoint Presentation

Molly's blog post on her presentation


Library Social Media Policies for Patrons

Cleveland Public Library

Monroe County (IN) Public Library

Queens (NY) Library

Multnomah County (OR) Library


Library Social Media Policy for Employees

University of North Carolina Library