Mississippi State University Libraries is ranked Number One in the Southeastern Conference and 24th in the country, according to the "100 Most Social Media Friendly College and University Libraries for 2013."
The article, published April 4 by Library Science List, evaluated 442 U.S. college and university libraries, based on the activity levels of various social media platforms.
MSU Libraries scored 82.2 out of a possible 100 points. Platforms evaluated include Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, YouTube and Google Plus.
"The MSU Libraries have been a leader on campus in social media and emerging technologies since we embraced the idea in summer 2006," said Amanda Clay Powers.
Librarian for social media, extension, agriculture and life sciences, Powers said the current recognition for MSU can be traced back to "our first 'Library 2.0' Summit in the summer of 2007, when we began developing the in-house expertise to meet the changing needs of the university.
"We now have deep expertise in house for teaching, research, outreach and service in the area of social media," she said, adding, "We have kept up as the field has grown and changed and matured over time."
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MSU Libraries may be followed on Twitter @msu_libraries or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/msulibrary. The website is http://library.msstate.edu/.
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