Are you an academic, undergraduate, or graduate student wondering how to build community online so that you can get your ideas out there? Come to three workshops by Penn Libraries Information Commons social media intern Jaime Estrada to discover the basic skills you need to start building an online community. Jaime has worked in academic publishing at both the University of Pennsylvania Press and now Princeton University Press for nearly five years. In her spare time, she writes and edits for blogs on social media, fashion, and LGBTQ social issues. When she was an undergraduate student in English at Smith College, she started and managed the first social media accounts for the Smith College Libraries. For the past two years, Jaime has taught social media workshops and one-on-one social media branding sessions to program directors, professors, Penn Medicine physicians, graduate students, undergraduate students, and special visitors at the Penn Libraries.
Twitter is where scholarship and journalism is born these days! Been to an academic conference lately? Many of them now set aside seats and charging stations for attendees who plan to live-tweet, live blog, and otherwise share the conference papers, panels, and content online. If you didn’t tweet about it, it didn’t happen. Learn to get over social media burnout, tailor your feed, create Twitter lists, and use hashtags to your advantage.
By the end of this workshop you should be able to:
1) How to use hashtags to filter information on Twitter.
2) Create Twitter lists.
3) Begin to actively build a Twitter brand and following.
Information Literacy Learning Objective: Disseminate information.
Digital Pedagogy Learning Objective: Continued professional development through campus and online networks.
Social Media Necessities, Part II: Facebook and Instagram, Saturday, April 15th, 2:30-4pm: Use your social media accounts for more than just socializing! Find out about how to use your personal Facebook and Instagram accounts to help you build your personal or professional brand.
Related LibGuide: Social Media by Penn Libraries Weigle Information Commons