Okay, so I’ve joined the the Facebook group, which was neat. I’ve only used Facebook actually for about a year– yes, really– even a younger person like myself and a librarian at that, I was reluctant to join Facebook. My excuses for not joining ranged from not wanting to be egotistical to not caring about what other people are doing or thinking or being afraid that the public-ness of being a public school employee would somehow be affected. Already you are spotted running in to a grocery store or at the mall, so now I’m going to jump in to social networking?
I can’t tell you how frightened I was to create one and now, a year later, I don’t know what the big deal was about. I don’t post status updates and I scan my news feed of friends, family, stores and shows I’ve liked, but there’s nothing earth-shattering about being on. To me it has just been another communication tool. Which is why I’m pursuing a Facebook page for our high school library, as another form of communication. There’s announcements, posters, lunch, word of mouth, and class visits, but there’s just something about adding Facebook to the mix that to me will bring in more “business”.