Use of SNS Tools and Services by LIS Professionals for Libraries: A Survey
Social networking sites (SNS) are widely using by the library information science professionals for libraries for various purposes due to their characteristics, facilities and connectivity. This study provides views of library and information science professionals regarding usages of SNS tools and services for their libraries. It was discovered from the study that maximum number of library and information science professionals who responded in this survey were associated with academic libraries have known about SNS tools and services from more than four years from internet/search engines, use SNS several times in daily, for interacting with the users and getting feedback from the users , used SNS namely ‘Facebook’ , for marketing of library services and products but did not have policy for using SNS into their libraries and lack of credibility of SNS tools and services emerged as major barrier to use SNS for libraries. Apart from this, maximum number of respondents said that SNS tools and services will be used for libraries in full extend in future.
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