the Librarian

Chapter Publication: Show Me. Getting YouTube Videos to Your Students Through SEO

The Chapter

I had previous experience with Search Engine Optimization and started to apply it to both the website and the social media at Shoreline Community College when I was given relevant roles there. As soon as I saw an opportunity with YouTube videos I took advantage of the growing content and experimented with the channel to see if we could both attract new viewers and use it as a convenient teaching tool for instructors. I'm excited about the results and was pretty satisfied with the methods I describe in the chapter. 

Social Media : the academic library perspective.

Being included in a peer reviewed publication was exciting and enriching for me as a librarian. I mostly engaged with Nina Verishagen, exchanging many drafts and getting so much appreciated feedback. But I also had a wonderful experience getting a sneak peek at one of the other chapters. I enjoyed the other chapter so much and found it enjoyable and exciting to pass along what I hoped was valuable feedback. 

A Peer Reviewed Publication

From a personal perspective as a writer, I found the feedback enlightening and interesting. There were so many different writing styles. My attention was mostly on correctly grammar and I noticed that my editor was so much more interested in making sure the text was clear and easy to use. 

I could tell that the editor's priority was to produce a usable and practical handbook for the academic librarian who is ready to get started with social media.