Web 2.0 and Library Services for Young Adults: an introduction for librarians (2008)

by Ivan Chew

Publisher: IFLA

The document is an introduction for librarians new to Web 2.0 and Social Media, and who are interested in using publicly accessible social media tools to serve Young Adults in any types of libraries: public, school, special or academic. 

The aim is for you—the practicing librarian—to understand and ultimately decide for yourself what is the best approach in using social media as part of your Young Adult service.

This document does not dictate the best way to attract teens to your library (there is none!)

For each section, we will cover the "What is it" and "How to use it" so that you know "Why use it" and "What to look out for in using it". With the focus for practitioners, specific services are also elaborated.


Original Language


Guidelines, Libraries for Children and Young Adults, Young people, Web 2.0, Social Media

Last update: 23 March 2021