Brown Library keeps the public informed through social media

social mediaHaving an informative website (www.jvbrown.edu) is just one way that the James V. Brown Library staff lets the public know what’s happening. The library also is active on many forms of social media – all to bring book news, library information and, of course, silly memes to the public.

Do you follow the James V. Brown Library and its Connect Williamsport community calendar on Facebook and Twitter? “Like” the pages at www.facebook.com/JVBrownLibrary and www.facebook.com/ConnectWilliamsport to learn more about upcoming events and our occasional contests to win shirts, coffee mugs and more!

Facebook not your thing? We also have an active presence through our Tumblr blog at http://www.tumblr.com/blog/jamesvbrownlibrary that highlights our love of books, authors and literary quotations.

Like pictures more than words? We’ve got that too, on our Pinterest page, which can be accessed at http://www.pinterest.com/jvbrownlibrary/

And since the library offers professional services and databases through resources like the Foundation Center, we also are on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/james-v-brown-library, where you can follow us to learn more about the library business and issues faced by nonprofits across the nation.

“Social media helps us raise the profile of the site, find new users and start a dialogue with our fans,” said Robin Glossner, library development director. “We use various forms of social media to highlight events, send people to the site, and to have fun contests and giveaways. The social media presence allows users to talk to us about what they need, like and don’t like.”

In addition, the Connect Williamsport team will be offering content about our community on these social sites. Connect Williamsport’s Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/ConnectWilliamsport, and it can be followed on Twitter at @ConnectWport.

Right now, Connect Williamsport is sponsoring a photo contest to find new images of Williamsport and the surrounding area to refresh its home screen. The contest deadline for submissions is Aug. 1 and the winners will be announced on Aug. 22. Full details about the contest are available on www.jvbrown.edu, and the library will be keeping the public up to date on its social media sites. Winners in each category will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

For more information, contact Robin Glossner at 570-326-0536.