The activities for this lesson are due June 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm CDT and are worth 2 credit hours. Estimated work time: 1-2 hours.
If you would rather complete an alternate topic, please go to the alternate topic page and pick one from the list. If you aren’t interested in creating or have access to an organization Facebook Page, there is a personal Facebook lesson in the alternate topics as well as a Hootsuite topic for more advanced Facebook users. (Hootsuite is a social media management tool.)
Facebook Pages are for businesses, brands and organizations to share their stories and connect with people. Like personal profiles, you can customize Pages by publishing stories, hosting events, adding apps and more. People who like your Page and their friends can get updates in News Feed.
You can create and manage a Page from your personal account. No worries, your personal Facebook account isn’t linked in any way to your library’s Facebook page other than using it login so you can update your library’s Facebook page.
Personal profiles are for non-commercial use and represent individual people. Pages look similar to personal profiles, but they offer unique tools for businesses, brands and organizations. Pages are managed by people who have personal profiles. You can like a Page to see updates in News Feed.
Keep in mind that each person who signs up for Facebook has one account with login information. Each account can have one personal profile and manage multiple Pages. (taken from https://www.facebook.com/help/www/217671661585622)
Facebook Pages are a great way to share the following and more:
- Library Pictures
- Upcoming Events
- Library Closings
- Job Postings
- New Books
- Library Happenings
- Contact Information
- Library Hours
- Library Location
- Website Address
- Card Catalog Access
A few examples of Library Facebook Pages in Southwest Kansas:
- Jetmore Public Library
- Stevens County Library
- Cimarron City Libray
- Dodge City Public Library
- Wichita County Public Library
A few examples of other types of Facebook Pages that are well managed in SW Kansas:
- Victory Electric Cooperative
- Clark County – Sheriff
- Pioneer Electric Cooperative
- KSCB/The Legend – radio station
Exercises: (Due June 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm CDT)
Tools you’ll need:
- A Facebook account or email address
- A computer or internet enabled device
- An internet connection
- Watch 15 Ways to Improve Your Library’s Facebook Page from Techsoup
- Read Facebook For Libraries: How to Create a Quick and Appealing Post
- If you already have a Facebook page for your library or organization, skip this step.
- Create a Facebook Page for your library or an organization you work with if you haven’t already.
- Before creating it’s a good idea to search and make sure the organization doesn’t already have one.
- GCFLearn has a great tutorial on creating a Facebook Page if you need help.
- Check your page to make sure it has the following and edit them or add them if needed.
- Contact Information
- Website Information
- Do at least 5 of these things:
- Update the profile picture on your page
- Update the cover photo on your page
- If you want to add a Summer Reading picture there are Facebook Cover Images on the cds. There’s one for the Early Lit, Childrens, Teen, and Adult section. Go to each section and look for the PPT and Facebook Folder.
- Schedule a post for a future time
- Pin a Post
- Post pictures from an event
- Add an Event
- Answer a question or respond to a comment on your organization page.
- Add another administrator to your Facebook Page.
- Add a call to action button.
- Post a comment with the following:
- A link to the Facebook Page you worked on for this lesson.
- A link to one of your favorite Facebook Pages and why it’s your favorite.
- What you learned this lesson.
- Reply to one other comment below.
- Fill out this form for verification.