Thursday, May 07, 2015
Social media/ Networking
"Laura Woods (Subject Librarian for Engineering and Allied Health at the University of Huddersfield). She has worked in information professional roles in several different sectors, including commercial law and charity. She can be found on Twitter as @woodsiegirl, and blogs at https://woodsiegirl.wordpress.com/.
"Penny Andrews is an artist, para-athlete, researcher and librarian. She'd call herself a polymath, but that would imply a greater objective level of success at these things, when she's probably better known for deconstructing popular culture and engaging in professional debate via social media. She manages not to swear on radio and TV, where she makes regular appearances. Doctor Who is one of Penny's special interests (she's autistic, so that implies a very special level of interest), but she can often be persuaded to talk about libraries, Open Access to research, social media, accessibility and other slightly less cultish topics.
"Karen Dolman began work on the Mobile and Home Library Service in a Black Country Local Authority. After many different roles in libraries, since qualifying, she now works as an Information Adviser at Sheffield Hallam University, in the Health and Wellbeing Faculty. She is really interested in how social media is used for study, and how useful it can be. She will be talking a little about her experience of engaging with social media in work and how she uses social media. She can be found @Podling on Twitter and blogs as 'Two-Wheeled Librarian' ."
Costs: UKeiG or CILIP members £6.00 (£5.00 + £1.00 VAT) Non-members £12.00 (£10 + £2.00 VAT)
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Photo by Sheila Webber: apple blossom, Sheffield, May 2015