Social network profile management

Social network profile management

Greg Schwartz
Michael Porter
Sarah Houghton-Jan
Amanda Clay Powers

Digital identity mapping – online interactions make identity much more complicated
Your next employer looking for your identity will do a google search
You do not own your online identity

-own your username
– if your name is unique and can grab everywhere use it, otherwise pick something
– join the conversation , develop your identity by participation
– listen, pay attention to what other people are saying about you
– be authentic – your digital identity should be your real identity

Amanda Clay Powers
What are we doing here anyway
How managing identity online is like managing information
We know how to manage identity because we know how to manage information (really?)
Our place is to educate people about what they are doing
Peoples perception that librarians don’t know how to help them with their online interactions
Who else is in the position to coach people with this? Who else has the number of computers we do

Being online as the library
Register for online sites with a generic email address, not the address of a specific staff member
Quick replies to users messages
Keep it open to everyone – let anyone being your friend, other than spammers

What not to do
Register with stranger usernames
Not replying
Outdated profile information
Slow or no replies
Institutional in tone

Under management and over management, over mgmnt is just as dangerous as under dangerous

Be personable – sarah got a gig via facebook

Libraryman is his online identity – community staff for library staff

Be fun, but not too fun
Things can be misinterpreted online
Share success stories

Audience participation
Question about dual identity –
greg Schwartz talked about keeping identity separate, that in being authentic those 2 lines start to blur
sarah – you don’t have control of how other people see your identity, she posted wedding photos thinking no one would find them, but within 4 hours they were located
Michael – its hard to control, you might be able to have a separate account somewhere, but not a separate identity, thinks as tools get refined we’ll see more levels of connections, more than just friends, family etc, we care about functionality, Flickr example – what if we could group friends and allow just certain groups of friends see specific photos
Amanda – might be a generational thing too

Not everything needs to be online

Greg – everything you ever do say whatever online may eventually be shown to everyone, you never know when it will become public

Library success wiki

Sarah – if its not personal its not effective even if it is an institutional site

Greg aggregate your life stream – people are not familiar with those tools on a mass scale

Sarah – integrate your profiles, put linkedin on flickr, etc, cross pollinate, include links to all the sites on your library website

Michael – It takes research and time to things well enough, you might have to let something slide to make something else work

Amanda – ppl are overwhelmed by information, Mississippi library 2.0 Summit – to talk about tools, whats working, how its working, you have to get ahead of the curve

Audience question – single woman, online interaction can be awkward, talking the other women near where she lives, she is more interested in connecting with other people for a purpose and not really share personal information as much, we might have personal differences, but we can collaborate online without bringing that in.
Do you really want all your colleagues to have access to all your past relationship information.

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