Abstract

This study surveyed 366 Valparaiso University freshmen to discover their feelings about librarians using Facebook and MySpace as outreach tools. The vast majority of respondents had online social network profiles. Most indicated that they would be accepting of library contact through those Web sites, but a sizable minority reacted negatively to the concept. Because of the potential to infringe on students' sense of personal privacy, it is recommended that librarians proceed with caution when implementing online social network profiles.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-7131
Print ISSN
1531-2542
Pages
pp. 25-36
Launched on MUSE
2009-01-08
Open Access
No
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