Twitter Chat: #arlisnechat

arlisneChatLogoNewBlueJoin ARLIS/NA New England for #arlisnechat!
Tuesday, May 26th 7-8pm EST

Are you interested in discussing trends in Art Librarianship? Join ARLIS/NA New England for Twitter chats beginning this May! All art information professionals and students are encouraged to participate! Modeled after various successful librarian run Twitter chats (#critlib, #medlibs, #libchat, #slatalk) our discussion will be organized as an hour long question and answer session. Feel free to tweet at the moderators off hashtag or through direct message if you have questions before, during, or after the chat. This Twitter chat will be the first ever hosted by ARLIS/NA New England – watch for more Twitter chats throughout the year!


Chat Details

For our first #arlisnechat, we’ll be talking with Hillary Webb and Ken Laing from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design Library about social media in art and design libraries and museums. We’ll all discuss their recent article Engaging with Social Media: The Emily Carr University of Art and Design Library Experience from the Spring 2015 issue of Art Documentation. This article is available to ARLIS/NA members or JStor subscribers. Follow along and participate at #arlisnechat.

Date and Time

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, time 7-8pm EST

Chat Moderators

Kate Thornhill (@kate_thornhill), ARLIS/NA New England Vice-President Emily Una Weirich (@emilyuna_), ARLIS/NA New England Treasurer

Next #arlisnechat discussion topic

Hillary Webb and Ken Laing. Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America. Vol. 34, No. 1 (Spring 2015), pp. 137-151

Article abstract

In the spring of 2013, the Emily Carr University of Art and Design Library embarked on a year-long project to evaluate its social media efforts. The resulting case study discusses the academic art library’s observations and assessment of its social media platforms, including the results of a survey sent to social media followers and how that information shapes the future goals of the library’s social media campaign. Although much has been written about the use of social media in libraries, this article also contributes to the discussion surrounding the overall assessment of efforts and what determines success.

Chat Guidelines

  • Follow #arlisnechat on Twitter
  • Question and answer format
    • Moderators will tweet a question, e.g., Q1 How are you? #arlisnechat
    • You reply with: Q1 I am doing fine #arlisnechat
  • We suggest having read the article before the chat, but no sweat it you don’t!

Twitter Chat Recap

After the chat has finished it will be available on Twitter, sent through the ARLIS/NA listserv, and posted on the ARLIS/NA New England website.


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