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Social Media Objectives and Challenges for Law Libraries: a Systematic Literature Review

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 December 2016

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the scholarly peer-reviewed publications relating to social media objectives and challenges of law libraries. The methodology is that of a systematic literature review. The studies included in this literature review shows that the social media objectives of law libraries are: promoting and marketing resources and services, supporting legal research teaching and tutorials and providing reference services. Secondly, law libraries face some challenges with their social media usage regarding the quality and scope of content, technological difficulties and online privacy.

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Copyright © The Author(s) 2016. Published by British and Irish Association of Law Librarians 

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Included Studies Responding to the Review Questions

Keele, Benjamin J. & Pearse, Michelle, “How Librarians Can help Improve Law Journal Publishing” (2012) 104:3 Law Libr J 383.Google Scholar
Guyer, Cindy, “Experiential Learning: Context and Connections for Legal Research: A Case Study” (2013) 32:3 Leg Ref Serv Q 161.Google Scholar
Jackson, Darla W., “Collaboration Versus Communication: Selecting the Appropriate Tool” (2010) 102:2 Law Libr J 315.Google Scholar
Percy Jayasuriya, H. Kumar & Brillantine, Frances M., “Student Services in the 21st Century: Evolution and Innovation in Discovering Student Needs, Teaching Information Literacy, and Designing Library 2.0-Based Services” (2007) 26:1–2 Leg Ref Serv Q 135.Google Scholar
Druery, Jackie, McCormack, Nancy & Murphy, Sharon, “Are Best Practices Really Best?: A Review of the Best Practices Literature in Library and Information Studies” (2013) 8:4 Evidence Based Library & Information Practice 110.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Bierman, James & Valentino, Maura L., “Podcasting Initiatives in American Research Libraries” (2011) 29:2 Library Hi Tech 349.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Guo, Jinchi & Huang, Jie, “Making Microblog an Efficient Tool for Library Services: A Case Study” (2013) 63:2 Libri 87.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Steele, Jordon & Greenlee, Ed, “Thinking, Writing, Sharing, Blogging: Lessons Learned from Implementing a Law Library Blog” (2011) 103:1 Law Libr J 113.Google Scholar
Carter, Katie, “Same Same But Different” (2014) CILIP Update with Gazette 23.Google Scholar
Ax-Fultz, Laura J., “Igniting the Conversation: Embracing Legal Literacy as the Heart of the profession” (2015) 107:3 Law Libr J 421.Google Scholar
Dority Baker, Marcia L., “Using Buttons to Better Manage Online Presence: How One Academic Institution Harnessed the Power of Flair” (2013) 7:3 J Web Librarianship 322.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Han, Ning & Hall, Susan L., “Think Globally! Enhancing the International Student Experience with LibGuides” (2012) 24:4 J Electronic Resources Librarianship 288.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
McLaughin, Paul Jerome, “Wanting to Do More but Bound to Do Less: A Law Librarian's Dilemma” (2015) 56:2 Reference Librarian 119.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Gragg, Phillip & Sellers, Christine L., “Twitter” (2010) 102:2 Law Libr J 325.Google Scholar
Danner, Richard A., Leong, Kelly & Miller, Wayne V., “The Durham Statement Two Years Later: Open Access in the Law School Journal Environment” (2011) 103:1 Law Libr J 39.Google Scholar
Davidson, Stephanie & Matheson, Scott, “Innovations in Providing Access to Research and Knowledge: Directions for Systems Improvement in the Law Library” (2008) 27:2–3 Leg Ref Serv Q 137.Google Scholar
Davidson, Stephanie & Matheson, Scott, “The Evolution of Providing Access to Information: The Fall of the Online Catalog” (2007) 26:1–2 Leg Ref Serv Q 57.Google Scholar
Weiter, Stephen, “Who's Really Computer Savvy? Web 2.0 Technologies and Your Library” (2008) 8:4 Leg Info Mgmt 270.Google Scholar
Herrick, Susan & Burriesci, Sara Kelly, “Teaching Legal Research Online” (2009) 28:3–4 Leg Ref Serv Q 239.Google Scholar
Winter, Susanna, “Law Firm Libraries in the 21st Century” (2008) 8:1 Leg Info Mgmt 28.Google Scholar
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