Opportunities As Seeds

My name is Tosca Waerea and, currently, I work for Auckland Libraries in their digital services team.  Specifically, I’m involved with our social media streams.  Prior to the 2010 local government amalgamation I worked for Manukau Libraries firstly as a general library assistant, then as a library assistant for Maori services and, lastly, as digital…

10 Reasons To Go To #LIANZA11 (In 140 Characters Or Less)

Last week I attended the Queensland Public Libraries Association Conference and tweeted live updates for the first time (all tweets from the QPLA Conference have been captured here). I was quite nervous about this as I wasn’t sure if I could: Offer any real value within 140 characters Keep my tweets up-to-date with the speed…

Social Media Influence Of Public Libraries

The previous article in this series looked at the number of Facebook and Twitter followers of New Zealand public libraries. The number of followers or likes provides a simple measure of a library’s social media success. But it doesn’t tell you how effectively you are engaging with them. There are several tools that can help…

Social Media Supporters Of Individual Public Libraries

This is the second of three articles on social media supporters of New Zealand public libraries that will be published over the coming weeks. Last week I provided a crude count of social media supporters split between the North and South Island. This week, I list the number of supporters by individual public libraries. <click on…

New Zealand Public Libraries: Social Media Supporters

This is the first of three posts on social media supporters of New Zealand public libraries that will be published over the coming three weeks. According to Neilsen’s 2010 Social Media Report, 1.8 million New Zealanders are interacting via social media sites. 79% list Facebook as their main social networking platform up from just 19% in…