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3/02/2006

MySpace Library Profiles - UPDATED

As a follow-up to my recent post about MySpace -- Note to aspiring bloggers: If you want your blog to come alive, it looks like all you have to do is post a commentary on this :) -- I've discovered a few libraries out there who are actually testing this space with their own profiles - Neat!

Take a look ...
Public Libraries:
The Library Loft @ ImaginOn - PLCMC
Denver Public Library - eVolver
Goshen Public Library
Hennepin County Library
Lansing Public Library
Parma Public Library
New Castle-Henry County Library
San Jose Public - Tully Branch
Thomas Ford Public Library
Tonganoxie Public Library
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Westmont Public Library

Academic Libraries:
Brooklyn College Library
Georgia Tech Library
Morrisville State College Libraries
University of Texas - Austin libraries
Wendt Library - UW Madison

If you know of a Library that's not on the list who also has a MySpace profile, please let me know and I'll be happy to add it :)

3/8 Update: The list is growing thanks to everyone's responses. I'll try and update this again later in the week with any new replies. So keep profiles coming. :)

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24 comments:

*mi said...

http://www.myspace.com/goshenpubliclibrary

Anonymous said...

The Denver Public Library has one at http://www.myspace.com/denver_evolver

Amanda Werhane said...

Wendt Library, at the UW-Madison, is on MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/wendt_library) and Friendster (http://www.friendster.com/useropen.php?uid=25176475) and Facebook (http://wisc.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8640463)

Sandra Stewart said...

San Jose Public Library - Tully Branch
http://myspace.com/tullylibrary

Brian Mathews said...

Just an opinion. Myspace has peaked and is kind of on the way out. It is quickly becoming like Friendster. The problem is that when something becomes so popular it loses credibility or the coolness factor.

So yeah, while social media are essential for libraries and librarians, I don’t think that just having all your eggs in one format is enough. See the good folks at chilly Madison have made themselves available in various mediums.

Finally, I’ve been experimenting with this stuff (personally and professional) for two years now. Students respond better when you are a “real” person, rather then a physical entity.

Bill Drew said...

Morrisville State College Libraries:

http://www.myspace.com/morrisvillecollegelibrary

I disagree with Brian's comment. MySpace is still growing.

Meghan Sitar said...

University of Texas at Austin is on both MySpace and Facebook. The Facebook profile was just created and isn't populated with users quite yet.

http//www.myspace.com/utlibraries

http://utexas.facebook.com/group_profile.php?gid=29322

Teens @ APL said...

Alexandrian Public Library's YA stuff: www.myspace.com/teensatapl

Anonymous said...

Just started a myspace for my library and things have gotten out of control! The person who helped set it up added herself as a 'friend' (she's a library employee). Her myspace was filled with sexual content. Her co-workers complained notified HR and now, HR Univ. Relations and the Univ. lawyer are involved. All because of a link! I've been chastised for not running it through a committee first.

CLPTeens said...

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main's Teen area has one: www.myspace.com/clpteens

Anonymous said...

Parma Library in Hilton, NY has a myspace account too!
http://www.myspace.com/parmalibrary

Anonymous said...

The Western Branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana has a myspace profile called Western Teens.

Anonymous said...

Phoenix Public Library has one.
Teen Central, really.
myspace.com/teencentral

BPL Staff said...

Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) is on MySpace at: http://www.myspace.com/birminghampubliclibrary

Kelli said...

Ball State University Libraries' MySpace at http://myspace.com/brackenlibrary

Robin Chan said...

We here at the University of Central Florida Libraries' Ask a Librarian reference service have started a MySpace profile (http://www.myspace.com/ucfaskalibrarian) to promote ourselves to our target market. We've also created a MySpace group for libraries to network and share ideas for using the medium (http://groups.myspace.com/myspacelibraries). We're still in the beginning stages, but we've found that it can be a valuable promotional tool for our service. After less than two weeks of being "live" we have over 630 students (and growing!) who have accepted our friend requests. MySpace members who identify themselves as current students of our University total over 20,000. Not too shabby for a service that has "peaked".

Not Marian said...

The Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio has a teen MySpace profile:
http://www.myspace.com/81235044
(We obviously haven't picked a URL yet!)

Kelly said...

There's a good list here for best practices (libraries w/myspace for teens): http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=MySpace_%26_Teens

and YALSA'S wiki: http://teentechweek.wikispaces.com/DOPA

Kelly said...

Also, while the Loft at PLCMC has a stellar MySpace site, there are these PLCMC branches too:

www.myspace.com/suganime
www.myspace.com/steelecreeklibrary
www.myspace.com/mountainisland
www.myspace.com/freedomteenzone
www.myspace.com/corneliusteen

Anonymous said...

Portland Community College Library


http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=94983419




Max Macias

Anonymous said...

Bryant University Library
http://www.myspace.com/bryantuniversitylibrary

Anonymous said...

Scottsdale Community College Library:
http://www.myspace.com/scclibrary

Anonymous said...

London Public Library. London, Ontario, Canada.
http://www.myspace.com/teenannex

I made our myspace page in January. It's been great. We have a group of teens that have messaged and thanked us for the page as we use it to send out bulletins about our monthly indie teen bands shows (and they can watch clips from the shows there too). I also had a teen ask via myspace for reading suggestions because she was out of ideas.

Anonymous said...

Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library:

http://www.myspace.com/merrill_cazier