360 degree Collaboration: Social Media and the Subject Librarian

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360 degree Collaboration: Social Media and the Subject Librarian

  1. 1. Challenge, Change & Collaborate –the future for Subject Librarianship360 DEGREE COLLABORATION:SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE SUBJECT LIBRARIAN Alison McNab De Montfort University Twitter: @AlisonMcNab #UCRGEMC3
  2. 2. SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE SUBJECT LIBRARIAN• Where?• The obvious Web 2.0 spaces – personal and corporate• Why?• Why not?
  3. 3. SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE SUBJECT LIBRARIAN• What shall I share? – Who is my audience? – Differentiating between the professional and the personal• Whom shall I share with? – Engaging with your students – Engaging with your academics – Engaging with peers
  4. 4. ENGAGING WITH STUDENTS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
  5. 5. BEYOND THE ECHO CHAMBER• Engaging with your academics ....while avoiding stalking them• Engaging with peers – adding value to the profession – marketing your workplace – marketing yourself
  6. 6. SOME COLLABORATIVE SPACES TO THINK ABOUT• Lanyrd• Slideshare• Mendeley• LinkedIn• Augmented conferences
  7. 7. CONCLUSIONS• Do what feels comfortable• Try what feels uncomfortable!• Keep challenging yourself• Keep the conversation going!
  8. 8. Thank you for listening Alison McNab @AlisonMcNab amcnab@dmu.ac.uk

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