CAN SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTE READING AMONG YOUTH?

Itija Vespere

 

In this presentation, Itija Vespere discusses the reading habits of modern children, and how libraries can use digital platforms to promote book reading. In past decade libraries and school teachers ask the same question – how can we promote book reading among youth if they are online all the time?  We cannot change the rapid development of technology and the power of social media taking over everything, but we can learn how to use it. We can make social media work for us as a tool, especially the popular apps among youth, to create a whole lesson in library, because it has a personal approach, opportunities to communicate and create. In this presentation, we don’t look at importance to promote library services in social media, but how can we use social media to work with and to make libraries to be seen as a modern and interesting place to visit.

Estonian Librarians Association

ela@nlib.ee

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