You are cordially invited to join your CDG committee for a Twitter Chat on Wednesday 4th of March from 8pm to 9.30pm. We are really looking forward chatting with you all about job-hunting, skills and non-traditional careers for librarians.
So, what’s a Twitter Chat?
Forbes succinctly describe a Twitter chat as “a live Twitter event, usually moderated and focused around a general topic. To filter all the chatter on Twitter into a single conversation a hashtag is used. A set time is also established so that the moderator, guest or host is available to engage in the conversation.”
To join our Twitter chat all you have to do it tweet during the chosen time (Wednesday 4th of March from 8pm to 9.30pm) using the hastag #CDGchat.
What will we be chatting about?
We will have a pretty informal, semi-structured chat where by we will post certain questions for you to chat about. These will include topics such as
- what you want from your committee
- what resources are invaluable to you on a day-to-day basis or for job-hunting
- what skills are essential to your job
- library roles you’d like to learn more about
- non-traditional library jobs
- the skills gap and transferable skills
We hope this will be a great way to let us know what’s important to you with regards to career development as well as to meet and chat with other librarians and information professionals.
Setting up a Twitter profile
Twitter is a fantastic way to get to know other information professionals, to keep up date with the latest library news and generally great fun. Signing up is free and easy. Simply pop over to twitter.com, put in your name, email address and choose a password. In the next step you will be prompted to choose a username, this is unique to you and is the name your followers use when sending @replies, mentions, and direct messages. Once you have created your account you’ll be sent a confirmation email with a link to confirm your account and then you’re good to go.
Don’t forget to follow the @ once you have your account up and running. If you prefer to have your account private you can ‘protect‘ your tweets, but for the Twitter chat we recommend unlocking your account to participate more fully.