Twitter job shadowing

Mar 12, 2010 by

On March 4th, I participated in a virtual job shadowing project on Twitter organized by the Florida Library Association. The objective was to help recruit new librarians by showing them what librarians did during the day. Also featured were public librarians, a hospital librarian, a trainer/ independent worker and a library cooperative director. You will find below the tweets that composed my day, in reverse order (meaning in chronological order). My handle is...

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College students don’t use Twitter...

Apr 21, 2009 by

In a report on a USF study, that I found a little disheartening, it was concluded that, while college students do use social media, they don’t use Twitter much and remain unaware of its use for business/professional purposes. So, they use it to connect with friends, but couldn’t care less about businesses, brands or organizations trying to reach out to them that way. Which could means that very few students would follow a library’s Twitter profile, or if we extrapolate to other platforms, a library’s Facebook Page for example. Discouraging when students are the main clienteles I want to reach using those tools. Rates of usage are very low: Of the 250 Florida college students surveyed, 99 percent use social networking sites. However, only 15 percent have an account with Twitter and 34 percent...

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Twitter resources in Education

Apr 3, 2009 by

An interesting list of tips, apps, and resources for teachers on Twitter (100 of them). May be more geared toward K-12 but still some good ideas for the higher ed crowd. I’m playing with the idea of a session for my...

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Twitter and conference meetings...

Feb 27, 2009 by

As a collateral to my February 25th post, Peter Bromberg at the Library Garden blog, posts about Twitter etiquette at conference business meetings. The good and the (very) ugly. Although, sometimes I think new Twitter users don’t always realize the permanent nature of their tweets. And how very public they...

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Twitter and presentations

Feb 25, 2009 by

Very interesting post about the use of Twitter during presentations, by both attendees and presenter, over at Pistachio. Which brings a host of issues and interrogations: is it rude to look at a laptop instead of the presenter? why are the attendees twittering? Are they interested or bored? (enerving for the presenter) Should the presenter or moderator be on the lookout for the back-channel during the presentation? What would be the effects of that? And how to set it up? Is the back and forth enhancing or hindering the live presentation content? Conferences usually have a hash tag set up in advance, but should each session have one as well? Should the presenter determine it at the beginning? A few months ago, I gave a seminar using synchronous electronic classroom software (Elluminate). While I...

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