Has your library stopped using Twitter or Facebook?

If your public library/library district has used Facebook, Twitter or both, and has stopped using one or both, I’d love to get some feedback, to help me prepare a book on public libraries’ use of social networks, to be published by ALA Editions in 2012. Please send responses to waltcrawford@gmail.com by September 14, 2011.

Basic Information

Library/district official name
State, province or country
Service area population
Your name, title and email address, if I need more info
Whether you’re willing to be quoted directly.

Comments on Twitter or Facebook (or both—indicate which):

Why you stopped using the social network and any other comments you wish to make.


I can’t guarantee your comments will be used—in all, I’d guess no more than 2,000 to 3,000 words in the book will come from direct librarian feedback. But I will list you in the acknowledgments and your comments will definitely help as I prepare the subjective portions of the book.


Note: I’m not assuming that there are any “failure stories.” It won’t surprise me at all if I don’t get any responses to this “negative” query. On the other hand, while I can see the Facebook and Twitter accounts in the six or eleven states I’m studying in depth, I have no way of knowing about former accounts that have closed—unless people tell me.


Walt Crawford

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