Promoting government information can be challenging at times. Displays are good, and so are blogs. But Twitter is the future. It seems as though everyone is on Twitter. The White House, various members of Congress, the State Department, even the Department of Defense all have Twitter accounts. And those are just to name a few! Twitter is useful for depositories because it can be used to promote displays, handouts, blog entries, and more. It can deliver up-to-date information on current government issues and can also send out links to various new government docs. At the University of New Orleans’ Earl K. Long Library, we are able to send out government information to a much larger audience than any display could reach. Tweeting government information is easy, free, and requires surprisingly little time or effort. We at the Earl K. Long Library can show you how.
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