Tag Archives: social media and libraries

USTLG recap: part 1

Yesterday I got up at 4am in order to make the long trek north to Huddersfield, where the University Sciences and Technology Libraries Group (USTLG) was holding a meeting on the theme of innovative outreach and engagement projects. The full … Continue reading

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23 Research Things – Thing 8

Today is all about academic social media such as Academia.edu and Researchgate. I was familiar with both of these references before I started working in libraries, as I used to be an academic and many of my colleagues made use … Continue reading

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23 Research Things – Thing 3

Thing 3 is all about managing your online identity, and involved the rather interesting exercise of Googling myself and seeing what came up. I was not surprised by the the results: the first led to the staff profiles section of … Continue reading

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Teaching through Twitter

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been participating in GSLSDoT, a ‘ten days of Twitter’ activity designed for students and researchers at the Graduate School of Life Sciences at the University of Cambridge. The aim is to get people up … Continue reading

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MmIT Conference 2015 – Day 2

We began the final day of the conference with an app swap breakfast, in which conference attendees were able to share and try out useful apps. In the discussion that followed, one interesting idea emerged, something that I’d be keen … Continue reading

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MmIT Conference 2015 – Day 1

This year’s theme for the CILIP Multimedia, Information and Technology Group conference was social media, and I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Sheffield and attend. The programme was packed with excellent keynote speeches, parallel workshops and … Continue reading

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Library Camp East

Yesterday I travelled to Ipswich to attend CILIP East’s Library Camp. The event was held in the meeting room at Ipswich Public Library, which was a really cool space with lots of different areas suitable for various activities and groups … Continue reading

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