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Social Media And Learning At The Ferguson Municipal Public Library, Madelynn Dickerson Nov 2016

Social Media And Learning At The Ferguson Municipal Public Library, Madelynn Dickerson

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This brief article highlights the way in which the Ferguson Municipal Public Library harnessed social media, specifically Twitter, to provide opportunities for learning in the community during the August 2014 protests after the death of Michael Brown, a black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer. The article presents data from the Ferguson Library’s Twitter account and looks at community reception of the library’s educational efforts.