Description: There is a constantly increasing and diverse body of scholarly research. This workshop focuses on current publishing models, including Open Access, and a range of tools available to navigate and control your personal research agenda. You will engage in practical exercises targeted to your disciplinary focus, resulting in a self-designed and active toolkit for maintaining awareness of research in your field.
The workshop focuses on three areas: get published; go public; stay current.
Eveline Houtman, Coordinator of Undergraduate Library Instruction, Robarts Library, and Ph.D. candidate, OISE.
Twitter is a platform for scholarly conversation. It’s used for sharing and discussing research at all stages of the process (even peer review via Tweet!); for current awareness; for networking; for conference participation; and for teaching.
Learn about Twitter and its uses in higher education together with a community of learners, through hands-on practice, class discussion via Twitter, and guided engagement with the public scholarly conversation on Twitter.
By the end of this workshop you will:
Be able to navigate the technical aspects of Twitter
Understand the breadth of platforms, applications, and devices that can be used with Twitter e.g. Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Storify
Communicate succinctly, framing a point using only 140 characters
Understand what it means to be a part of a scholarly conversation in public
Begin building a Twitter network of scholars, and gain followers of your own
Reflect on your own use of Twitter going forward: in the classroom, at conferences, and throughout the research process
Eveline Houtman is Coordinator of Undergraduate Library Instruction at Robarts Library and a PhD candidate at OISE. She has published on social media in higher education.
Nelly Cancilla is a Copyright Outreach Librarian at the University of Toronto Libraries. She manages and contributes to a number of UTL social media accounts and regularly presents on effective social media practices at library conferences.