We are wondering how much customization is possible and where there might be tutorials.
Currently our facebook page is at: Freedom High School Library (eagle head logo)
What is the best way to make a library facebook page? I first started as a "business" page, under education, but I found that I couldn't "add" friends, just import people from my own page, which I don't want to do. I do not want middle school students on my personal page, but I ONLY want middle school students on my library page, so that did not work. Do I just make another personal page?
I am eagerly awaiting more replies on this as I find the way I have set up my library FB page to make it as secure as possible doesnt make it easy to add the stuff I want. I wouldnt want to add friends as that would pose a security issue. You have to enable students to "Like" your page and then they can comment. My FB page is still in its infancy and because I find it cumbersome I hope to be enlightened!
I chose to use a group instead of a page. I think groups are more interactive than pages--each student will see notifications of comments/posts easier and hopefully participate! I have been able to add links to YouTube easily by just typing in the link url which then pops up the picture and play button. I haven't figured out how to add widgets. Would love to know that too!
I had a big FB High School Book Club group. When FB revised to new look, the group was dissolved. So, I gave up and created a FB Page for the Library that focuses on all activities and interests.
So how do you a group?
I'd like to know as well!
I just clicked on Groups on the left side of my page (you can also do a search for "create group"). It listed groups I was a member of and at the top there is a button " + Create Group" where you can start a new one! Choose your settings--public, private, closed, etc. The problem on getting students added is that you can only add your own friends, and I don't have students as my fb friends. I put a link on my website and offered candy to whoever signed up and participated (bribery I know)! I also asked some of the students I knew to add members from their friend lists.
The only downside to the group I can see is you have to post as yourself--your picture and name shows up with posts instead of your group's name like with a Facebook Page.
Ok, so if you add them to your library page, do you have to have them as a friend on your original facebook page? B/c I don't want students on my personal page. I wish there was a way to invite "friends" just like you would a regular page.