We were delighted to be asked to speak at the Government Libraries Section of the Library Association of Ireland A.G.M. on Social Media for Government Agencies last week. It gave us a chance to look at some other government libraries and agencies and the way that they are using social media. We were particularly impressed by the Scottish Government Libraries proactive role in promoting social media use in that country and also by the range of U.S. agencies which are using social media. The U.S. even has a set of awards for the most social media-friendly state library. Lots to explore and copy.