May 6, 2011

The Networked Librarian (Video & Slides)

The Networked Librarian – Lee Rainie at BayNet from BayNet Webmaster on Vimeo.

Director Lee Rainie discusses technology and libraries at San Francisco Public Library. He describes the latest research findings of the Pew Internet & American Life Project about how Americans use the internet and cell phones. He explores how libraries can be actors in building and participating in social networks through their use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogging and through delivering their time-tested — and trusted — services to their patrons. You can watch a video of his remarks above, and view the slides from his talk below (or download them as a PDF or Powerpoint file). A transcript of his remarks is available on the BayNet website.