It’s Time to Retire the iCentre Facebook and Twitter
The iCentre is saying farewell to two of our social media channels. The iCentre Facebook and Twitter channels were first used for our school library services in 2011. At this time, we were interested in learning how to use these digital environments to enhance library services to students and staff in our school community. Facebook was used to communicate and promote books, research resources, and library services and Twitter was adopted as a means of building professional learning networks (PLNs) within our school and beyond.
Over the years, by positioning ourselves as learners, we have experimented and engaged in several social media platforms. As our community preferences and trends change, so too, we have adapted and moved with the times. Facebook is no longer reaching our community in the way that it once did, and our teachers have developed independent PLNS and no longer rely on the iCentre Twitter as a central node in these networks. Having served us well, we believe the time has come for these much-loved platforms to retire. Our private iCentre Bookchatters Facebook Group is the only component of these channels that well remain in operation.
At the same time, Instagram use has grown to become our most popular and authentic channel for engaging with our community. As such, the @icentremta Instagram channel will remain – please follow this, along with articles published on the iCentre Website for all iCentre updates and news.
We also use Pinterest and Youtube at various times and these channels will also remain operational.
As Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher said, “Change is the only constant in life.”
Therefore, stay tuned, more change is inevitably around the corner!