Description

Social networking tools are pervasive and provide opportunities for academic units but also create challenges. This session will look at how the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois has used Twitter for developing academic literacies, solving problems before they arise, outreach and marketing, and developing and strengthening community relations. . Discussion will include planned and unexpected benefits and pitfalls, including how Twitter can help libraries become more vocal and integral parts of their communities of users.

Start Date

17-3-2010 11:20 AM

Target Audience

Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Special Libraries, Public Services

Technical Expertise

intermediate

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Mar 17th, 11:20 AM

One Tweet at a Time: developing critical thinking, library connections & information skills with Twitter

Social networking tools are pervasive and provide opportunities for academic units but also create challenges. This session will look at how the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois has used Twitter for developing academic literacies, solving problems before they arise, outreach and marketing, and developing and strengthening community relations. . Discussion will include planned and unexpected benefits and pitfalls, including how Twitter can help libraries become more vocal and integral parts of their communities of users.