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Effective Use of the Twitterverse for Professional Development

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Effective Use of the Twitterverse for Professional Development

  1. 1. Effective Use of the Twitterverse for Professional Development Alexandra Janvey @Alliebrwneyez Library 2.013 Conference October 19, 2013 Monika Talaroc @monikatalaroc
  2. 2. Agenda PART ONE Twitter for PD | Polishing your Profile | Finding Folks to Follow PART TWO Hashtag Bootcamp | Twitter Lists | Tools for Tweeting
  3. 3. What is Twitter?
  4. 4. #baby breakfast pic.twitter.com/cuteBABY25z
  5. 5. Asking for #Advice
  6. 6. Crowdsourcing #resources
  7. 7. Conference #Backchannel
  8. 8. Need more reasons to use Twitter?  Learn from thought leaders ❖ Track trends in your field or subfield ❖ Post (or find!) a job ❖ Break up a tough workday with a bit ‘o silliness
  9. 9. Use a professional picture or avatar
  10. 10. Choose a handle that is as short as possible
  11. 11. Fill out your bio to let people know what you’re likely to tweet about
  12. 12. Let people know how to connect with you beyond Twitter
  13. 13. Finding Folks to Follow
  14. 14. Agenda
  15. 15. Anatomy of a Tweet Tweeters name Avatar Handle or username Tweet Text Mention of other users URL Hashtag
  16. 16. Understanding #Hashtags
  17. 17. #Lib2013
  18. 18. General #Hashtag Tips  Increases chances of tweets getting seen ❖ Avoid “hashtag pollution” ❖ Don’t use punctuation or spaces { ? , . ; ! ‘ } It’ssofluffy #it ❖ Hashtags are not case sensitive #LIBRARYSCHOOL #libraryschool
  19. 19. Twitter Chats
  20. 20. Twitter Lists
  21. 21. Time-Saving Twitter Tools
  22. 22. Questions?
  23. 23. Thanks for listening! Alexandra Janvey Library Assistant, Long Island University @Alliebrwneyez Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu Monika Talaroc Archivist, Honolulu Museum of Art @monikatalaroc about.me/monikatalaroc

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