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Mon 19 Mar 2018
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Provided by: Office of Scholarly Communication


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Easter App Hunt: Twitter for Librarians
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Mon 19 Mar 2018

Description

Are you completely new to Twitter and struggling to start? Or are you already on Twitter but know you could be making better use of it to promote yourself and your library? Join Librarians In Training for an interactive workshop aimed at helping librarians to make the most of their time online.

Offered as part of the Librarians In Training Easter App Hunt this interactive session will give you the chance to enhance your Twitter skills. For those new to the platform there will be guidance on what Twitter can be used for and how to get started whilst those already using Twitter will benefit from learning how to engage library users, promote their service and enhance their own professional network.

The session will include both advice and practical exercises so you can put your new knowledge to the test.

Target audience

Cambridge University library staff only

Prerequisites

Participants should read the blog post distributed as part of the Librarians in Training Easter App Hunt but no prior knowledge is assumed.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Mon 19 Mar 2018   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room map George Cronin,  Claire Sewell
Topics covered
  • Overview of Twitter and an introduction to the basic principles
  • How to use Twitter to enhance your professional network
  • Using Twitter to promote your library service
  • Practical exercises
Objectives
  • Develop an awareness of what Twitter is and how it can be used
  • Learn how to use Twitter as a way to enhance your professional identity and networks
  • Understand how Twitter can be used to effectively promote your library service
  • Put your knowledge into practice with practical exercises
Format

Interactive workshop

Duration

One two hour session


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