Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

LES transitions to Facebook Page

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

The LES Facebook page is now live! We will be transitioning to this Facebook platform over the next few months. If you are currently a member of the LES Facebook group, please take the following steps to begin the transition.

  • LIKE the new Facebook page!
  • Click on “Liked” and select “Get Notifications”
  • Post to the Facebook page rather than to the Facebook group
  • Why are we making this transition?
    The Facebook page will allow LES to have greater public visibility online, and will make it easier for the LES social media coordinator to schedule reminders and share news and events with you. By transitioning to a Facebook page, LES will be able to use Facebook to attract new librarians to join us and learn about what we do, while continuing to share important section news with existing members.

    What will be different?
    You will still be able to share news and other items of interest by posting to the page, but posts will no longer automatically appear in your Notifications. To receive Notifications from the LES Facebook page, you will need to go to the page, click on “Liked” and select “Get Notifications”.

    Screeshot of How to get Notifications

    Posts you add to the page will automatically appear on the left side of the page, and the LES social media coordinator will make sure to add them to the Facebook page timeline so that they will appear in the News Feed and Notifications.

    What will happen to the LES Facebook group?
    The LES Facebook page will replace the LES Facebook group as the LES Facebook communication platform. Content from the existing LES Facebook group will be saved and archived in the LES wiki. Members of the Facebook group will have the next few months to ease into the transition.

    If you have any questions or suggestions, please submit a comment below.

    Banning Facebook on Campus

    Monday, February 23rd, 2009

    About Timothy Hackman

    Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

    A post-by-proxy for our colleague Vince G. at Concordia.

    Concordia University in Montreal, Canada has blocked access to Facebook on campus,but it is available on the wireless network. Ostensibly, this was done to limit traffic on the university network, but now that Facebook has become a professional and academic communication tool, as well as an essential tool for students, I believe this prohibition is unwarranted. I am wondering if this practice is widespread (or not). Do you know of any other universities that have blocked campus access to Facebook?

    Become a Friend of LES!

    Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

    About Timothy Hackman

    Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

    Thanks to LES member Jaena Hollingsworth, we now have our very own Facebook group. Join today at The group offers another forum to meet and interact with your fellow LES members, so stop over and start a discussion topic, upload photos of past LES events, or just write something witty on the wall.