Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2020

Abstract

Librarians have been present on social media since its earliest days, as have studies about librarians on social media. Early attitudes expressed concern about the way social media use might impact one’s professional reputation. This study revisits the attitudes and behaviors of librarians towards social media in 2019. It is found that early concerns remain, with only 38 percent of respondents indicating that they felt free of the responsibility of presenting a professional persona in social media. However, respondents were nearly unanimous in affirming social media as a positive resource for librarians.

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