Breakout Session

Engaging With Students Through Social Media

Track: Social Media

Abstract
While social media has become ubiquitous in students’ lives it is still often difficult to know how, when and why to engage with them in an academic setting. This presentation discusses reasons why you may or may not want to have an active social media presence as well as things to consider when creating a social media plan and policy.

Amanda Cowell
Emerging Technology Librarian
The College of New Jersey

Bio
Amanda Cowell is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at The College of New Jersey. Before coming to TCNJ she worked as the technical lead for Brooklyn Visual Heritage project (www.brooklynvisualheritage.org) at the Brooklyn Public Library and as a digital archivist at Rutgers University. Before becoming a librarian, Amanda worked for several years as a software design and development engineer for Lockheed Martin.