Subject Librarian

Communication

Creating video to promote library services

As I noted in a previous post, one of the things that we’ve really focused on over the summer in preparation for the coming year is putting together some fresh video content that we can use on a variety of social media platforms. As yet we haven’t really used much video content, and our existing […]

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Anatomy of a library induction teaser trailer

A couple of days ago I had the idea of creating a short library induction advert for the start of the new year. The plan for the coming year in terms of social media is to really go for it with video content. We’ve had a real focus on images in the past year (hello […]

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Promoting your library on Facebook and Instagram

For a long time I’ve not really talked about Facebook Pages when I’ve been speaking at events and things about using social media effectively. Ever since the introduction of the paid model to reach more of the people who like your page, I’ve kinda considered it not to be worthy of the time and effort […]

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Pitching ideas to peers and confident communication

Today we had a staff development day at the Boleyn Ground (West Ham’s football stadium if you aren’t into that sort of thing). The day featured a number of talks and sessions about a variety of aspects of the service. Perhaps the key element for me was a section whereby staff pitched ideas to their […]

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Impending conferencing, presenting and touring...

This week has mainly been about preparing presentations for the coming weeks, predominantly the NAG conference social media workshops I am delivering in York next week. It has been particularly tricky to prepare for these. Whilst I have presented at conferences in the past, I have not previously run any workshops. So I’ve been picking […]

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Talking the talk...

I’m a little late with this one as I was otherwise engaged most of last Friday so didn’t have the time to sit and write out a blog post about my week. Partly because I presented at a CPD25 event on apps and social media, partly because I was meeting my dear friend Jaffne who […]

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Hitting the ground...

The past week has presented me with some interesting new challenges as well as some interesting new opportunities, which is great! Gradually as the days and weeks pass I am dealing with more of the kinds of things one should expect to deal with as a subject librarian. You realise, after a few weeks, that […]

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