The goal of this article is to examine the use of the major social networking tools in academic libraries in the United States. Since college students are heavy users of social networking, such efforts provide academic libraries with outreach possibilities to students who do not use the physical library. The paper also examines the concerns about their use both from students and within the academic library.
Library and Information Science
Dickson, A. & Holley, R. P. (2010). Social networking in academic libraries: The possibilities and the concerns. New Library World, 111(11/12), 468-479. doi: 10.1108/03074801011094840