Comparing Top Tens

When does a Library Facebook page move beyond just sharing calendar events, programs, and likes to actively engaging its users? I was wondering at which point a Library Facebook page begins to have a personality or a real voice for the community. Personality is captured on every individual Facebook page quite easily. We catch glimpses into a person’s being just by the posts, comments and links viewed. A collegue of mine shared some additional thoughts with me about branding your Library. Facebook pages seem to be the ideal tool to help Libraries do this. Naturally, I had to find  a link to the best in Library branding and see how the “best” do it.

Who doesn’t love reading a top ten list? I spent some time comparing and exploring two separate “TOP TEN” Facebook page lists. One list is compiles “10 Great Facebook Pages” and the other list  “10 Great Library Facebook pages”. I realize that Multnomah County Library does not have the draw or financial backing as products like Red Bull or the Travel Channel, but I see some very innovative uses and unique features that we can apply to our own Library Facebook Pages.

Top Ten Facebook Pages from the Social Media Examiner

  1. Red Bull
  2. Burt’s Bees 
  3. Uno Chicago Grill 
  4. LiveScribe 
  5. Toy Story 3
  6. Coca-cola
  7. Oreo
  8. Jones Soda
  9. The Twilight Saga
  10. Travel Channel 

Top Ten Library Facebook Pages from the Social Networking Librarian

  1. Geek the Library
  2. Hunington Library and Gardens
  3. The Billy Graham Library
  4. Columbus Metropolitan Library
  5. Jehovah’s Witness News, Library
  6. Library of Congress
  7. Multnomah County Library
  8. The New York Public Library
  9. The San Francisco Public Library
  10. Salt Lake City Public Library

Personally, I enjoyed the Facebook pages of the Travel Channel and Salt Lake City Public Library the most in each category. Check them out. I would love to hear some of your thoughts.



One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Loraine on July 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Call me a romantic, but I am hooked on Twilight so I checked out that Facebook page and watched the trailer for Breaking Dawn, Part I.

    Also, I liked the Columbus Metro Public Library site very much…looks like a great place to work!


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