I'm Not a Librarian, I'm a Curator (SEAALL)

Presented at SEAALL Annual Meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 4, 2014


A curator collects, organizes, and shares information. Librarians have always been curators. In the ever changing information environment we now need to acknowledge our inner curator and bring those skills to the social media efforts of our institutions. Social content curation is about collecting, organizing, and sharing information in new ways that aid our patrons; they want to follow trusted “filters” of information to save them time. Effective and useful curation can highlight the value of the library in a new way. Identifies skills and tools needed to become social content curators and develop a curation program