May 16, 2022

Review Article: “Libraries Breaking Barriers Through TikTok: Enhancing Access and Visibility”

The article linked below was recently published by Library Hi-Tech.


Libraries Breaking Barriers Through TikTok: Enhancing Access and Visibility


Dina Mokgadi Mashiyane
University of the Free State – South Campus, Bloemfontein, South Africa


Library Hi Tech News
DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-01-2022-0011



The purpose of this study is to ascertain the usage of TikTok by libraries in enhancing access and visibility of services, facilities and resources.


This is a review paper of literature related to the usage of TikTok in libraries.


The literature revealed that TikTok is being used mostly for library marketing and advocacy. Though there is scant literature on TikTok for information literacy, this platform is being used for teaching and learning purposes.


This is a welcome contribution to the utilization of TikTok for enhancing library services and reaching out to users beyond the library walls.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.