The purpose of this article is to summarize the importance of practicing social listening and online engagement on behalf of one’s library. While the literature shows that libraries, both public and academic, often strategize their social media goals to include listening, a concerted effort should be made by all libraries with an online presence to take an active role in engagement. By including social listening in one’s social media plan, goals and objectives, a library can anticipate a higher rate of engagement and meaningful interactions with their patrons.
"Taking Care of Business: Why Libraries Should Incorporate Listening into their Social Media Goals,"
JLAMS: Vol. 13
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.library.albany.edu/jlams/vol13/iss1/4