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Using Instagram in libraries...

I’ve not been posting much on here this year (hello start of academic year), but that’s not to say that not much has been happening. Of course we launched our new YouTube channel over the summer and we’ve seen it pay real benefits in terms of answering student queries. But we’ve also seen our Instagram […]

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Using images and video on social media

As I’ve noted in previous posts, we’ve been working quite hard on our Instagram and YouTube presence over the past few weeks, to the extent that the former has now become one of our most important communications tools (more so than Facebook). To that end, I thought I’d write a quick post listing some of […]

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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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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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Event planning and workshop preparation...

The summer should, in theory, be a quiet time for a subject librarian. Of course, it’s not at all as there are plenty of things to prepare before the next academic year. At present I am currently looking at ways I can adapt and improve my induction sessions. Last year I decided to pretty much […]

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NAG social media workshop

The following is a write-up of the social media workshop I ran at the NAG conference last year. The article was published in the Winter 2014/2015 edition of NAG’s Taking Stock journal. The slides I used in the workshop are also available online. In the current climate, how we communicate with our users within both […]

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Exploiting user internet behaviours using social media

As noted in my previous post on the NAG conference, this was the first time I had been invited to run a workshop at a conference. I have delivered several presentations in the past, but never a workshop. Consequently, I was a little unsure how to approach this, particularly as it was a workshop on […]

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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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