The latest academic paper to be published by NWU Library staff members is on the use of Social Media at the NWU Library during the #FeesMustFall Campaign.
Published by the “Library Review”, the article is titled ”A university library’s use of social media during a time of crisis”. The purpose of the paper is to highlight how NWU Library used Facebook and Twitter to inform, educate and communicate with library users during the students’ protests, #FeesMustFall Campaign.
The paper provides insights that the teaching and learning (educational) aspect still lags behind on social media usage in libraries. Given the period in question, the expectation would have been a higher percentage of posts that could be categorized as educational.
The link to the online first version of the article has been provided to the authors at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/LR-12-2016-0105 (to access the abstract)
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/LR-12-2016-0105 (to access the fulltext. Limited to the first 50 people at the moment)