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Top 100 Social Media Friendly College and University Libraries

Mississippi State University Libraries has been ranked as number one in the SEC and number 24 across the nation in an article titled "100 Most Soc ial Media Friendly College & University Libraries for 2013." The article, published on April 4, 2013 by Library Science List, evaluated 442 college and university libraries across the nation, based on their level of activity on various social media platforms . MSU Libraries scored 82.2 out of a possible 100 points. Platforms evaluated include Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, YouTube, and Google Plus.

Social Media, Extension, Ag & Life Sciences Librarian at MSU Amanda Clay Powers says that "The MSU Libraries have been a leader on campus in social media and emerging technologies since we embraced the idea in summer 2006. Starting with our first "Library 2.0" Summit in summer 2007, we began developing the in-house expertise to meet the changing needs of the University. We now have deep expertise in house for teaching, research, outreach and service in the area of social media. We have kept up as the field has grown and changed and matured over time."

Follow us on Twitter @msu_libraries or find us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/msulibrary. You can find all of our social media on the library's home page (mobile or web).

For more information, please visit librarysciencelist.com or follow the link to their article: http://librarysciencelist.com/100-most-social-media-friendly-college-university-libraries/.

About MSU Libraries:

Mississippi State University Libraries is a premier research library providing its communities of users an ongoing, creative, technologically advanced library program that provides new and emerging technologies; enhances and inspires teaching, research, and service of the highest caliber in an environment of free and open inquiry and with a commitment to excellence. For more information about MSU Libraries, please visit http://library.msstate.edu/ .

MSU, Mississippi's flagship research university, is online at www.msstate.edu.