Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
Thursday, September 29 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Raising Your Library's Profile with Google and Wikipedia Pages

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Libraries often struggle with how they stack up against Google and Wikipedia. However, whether we like it or not, our patrons are overwhelmingly starting their information seeking with those sources. Furthermore, both are powerful search and information tools that offer much value to researchers and librarians. Inserting your library into these spaces offers you a way to control your presence there, to collect analytics, and to reach your audience in a mobile-friendly, linked data-forward way. In this session we will help librarians and library staff understand the value of having a Wikipedia page and a Google Business page for your library. Presenters will showcase their own institutional Wikipedia and Google Business pages, and give step-by-step practical advice in creating, developing, and promoting your own.


Christine Larson, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Metro State University

Christine Larson provides reference services and teaches online and in-person information literacy courses at Metro State.  She is also a member of the Metro Library's web and usability team, developing aspects of the library's web page and web presence.  Her interests include critical... Read More →

Becca Peters, Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian, Metro State University

Becca Peters is a cataloging and acquisitions librarian at Metro State. She also provides reference services and is a member of the Metro Library's web and usability team.

Thursday September 29, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Split Rock Room 1