Social Media Close-up: SnapChat

Course Description
Course Type: 

SnapChat, a social media service that allows users to share pictures or videos for a matter of seconds, has become increasingly popular with teens and new adults. "Share images or video clips to your friends. But there’s a twist: They can only be viewed for a matter of seconds. In fact, 50% of Male College students share selfies on Snapchat, the number is higher in Female college students. 77% to be precise" (

Because of its popularity, Snapchat can be a powerful outreach tool for libraries. In this course, we will identify ways to utilize Snapchat in your library. We will also explain how to sign up and use SnapChat and will discuss possible privacy concerns.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify ways to utilize Snapchat in a public or academic library
  • Evaluate privacy concerns and considerations
  • Explain how to sign up and use Snapchat
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Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • Approximately one hour of homework will be required each day.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Continuing Education Credit
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