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Social Media for Libraries

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, November 23, 2016
All Day

Location
Irish Computer Society

Facilitators Aisling Foley & Bríd McGrath

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Description

This course provides an introduction to social media for librarians. The course is highly participative and covers social networking, social bookmarking, social media for images and managing your social media presence. Participants will also learn key skills in Twitter (tweeting, hashtags, lists, advanced searching for Tweets, analytics &c.), the value of other resources, such as Tumblr, Soundcloud, Instagram and Snapchat for libraries, using social media for recording activities and how to cite social media resources.

Social media is highly relevant in a number of areas such as raising the profile of your library, communicating with your users and resource discovery and curation.

The course will be practical and participative, with practical work in every session. Participant numbers are limited to 14, to ensure individual attention.

Timetable

  • 09.15 Registration and Introductions09.30 Introduction to Social media for libraries10.00 Social Networking for libraries   (Facebook, Google+, Linkedin, Twitter, Blogs)

    11.00     Tea/Coffee

    11.15       Social Networking for libraries cont. (practical)

    Facebook,  Twitter lists, webchats, advanced search

    12.30       Lunch

    1.15           Social media for readers (Litsy, citations)

    2.00         Social media for audio-visuals (practical)

    Pinterest, Flickr, Tumblr, Youtube, Vine, Vimeo, Instagram, Snapchat, podcasting

    3.00           Tea / coffee

    3.15             Managing your social media presence  (Hootsuite)

    4.00            Questions & Answers / Evaluation

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Terms & Conditions

Full refund for cancellations received two working days or more prior to course commencement. Cancellations received within two working days of the course commencement will not be refunded.