UBC Library warmly welcomes Dr. Samuel Chu and his upcoming presentation, Social Networking Tools for Libraries: An exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries.

Dr. Chu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He will present his exploratory study, which examines reasons for using or not using social networking tools, the length of usage, and the perceived benefits and costs of using these tools. The study also offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking tools.

This free presentation takes place on Tuesday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lillooet Room (301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Please register by Friday, April 6 at events.library.ubc.ca.

Excerpt in italics above is courtesy of the UBC Library blog

Did you know?

Dr. Chu is a UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) graduate as well as a former UBC Library employee. Take a moment to browse the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies’ collections in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/588 by clicking on ‘Titles’ under ‘This Community’.

UBC Library warmly welcomes Dr. Samuel Chu and his upcoming presentation, Social Networking Tools for Libraries: An exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries.

Dr. Chu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He will present his exploratory study, which examines reasons for using or not using social networking tools, the length of usage, and the perceived benefits and costs of using these tools. The study also offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking tools.

This free presentation takes place on Tuesday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lillooet Room (301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Please register by Friday, April 6 at events.library.ubc.ca.

About Dr. Chu

Dr. Chu, a graduate of UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and a former UBC Library employee, is the Deputy Director for the Centre for Information Technology in Education at the University of Hong Kong, where he is also the Program Director for the MSc (Library and Information Management). He has published more than 100 articles and books in the areas of IT in education, information and library science, and academic librarianship. 

For more information on Dr. Chu, please visit his University of Hong Kong profile page.

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