Is using My space and other social networks the latest tool on offer from a cool and trendy library? Well probably Yes! BUT it is a way of connecting with the teen market especially.
I looked at the Pawtucket Library website ( don't you just love the name ) and their My Space site really promoted their Homework centre, Ask any questions etc. It provides easy access to what is on offer and announces activities, book reviews and other services in quite funky ways.
The Library Friends space on all these sites I find a bit 'ugggh!' but that is part and parcel of the deal!
If done wisely it could offer a great way of getting feedback on our library services and finding out what students / the public themselves want.
It would be really interesting to see some future statistics as to if these sites do enhance our services.