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LSU Libraries and social media

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LSU’s Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) recently shared with us that LSU ranked #8 on the recent release of the’s “Top 100 Social Media Colleges,” citing the CxC Digital Media Fest as this year’s driving factor in the ranking. According to The website, they collect information about the activity and effectiveness of each school “at engaging their audiences on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media tools, such as iTunes and podcasts.”

At the LSU Libraries, social media allows us to engage with our customers through a variety of channels, to provide information, education, and entertainment. So whether you’re on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter- look us up!

You Tube LogoLSU Libraries YouTube Playlist
Our YouTube playlist on the LSU YouTube channel has videos from our Special Collections about various exhibits and events. Stay tuned for future videos on more related topics, including chats about amazing items in our collections with broad public appeal.



Podcast LogoOral History Podcasts
While podcasts are not always thought of as social media, they are mentioned in the criteria for the Top 100 Social Media Colleges. The LSU Libraries’ T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History produces excerpts of its oral histories into podcasts. Oral history podcasts about the LSU campus, Hurricane Katrina, World War II, and many other topics can be downloaded from our website.


Facebook LogoLSU Libraries Facebook Page
The official LSU Libraries Facebook page provides information and fun facts about the LSU Libraries.  “Like” it to keep up with information about our hours, news, and more.



The LSU Libraries Twitter account offers up to date information about services, hours, and exhibits. We welcome new followers!



LSU Libraries Blogs
LSU Libraries has several blogs: the one you’re reading right now provides news about the LSU Libraries and our resources and services. This blog often highlights special resources, and introduces you to the people who work at the Libraries.
The Special Collections blog provides information related to the LSU Libraries’ special collections, including exhibitions, trivia, digital collections, and more.

We’re looking forward to connecting with students, faculty, and community members this fall, through social media and in person.  Thanks for “liking” LSU Libraries!

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