Twitter chat

Assessment

Wk

Topic

Week

commencing

Synchronous

activities

Twitter Chat Champions

Hashtag

Guest tweeters

Questions

Post

chat

Learning journal

Assessment due

(Sunday midnight)

1

Welcome and introduction

20 July

Class 

S306 and online

5.30pm-7pm

No activity

2

Introduction to programs, products and services

27 July

Class

Online only

5.30pm-8.30pm

No activity

3

Reference

3 August

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

Class

Online only

7pm-8pm

No champions this week

#ifn614refchat

No official guests, but we were joined by:

@kimtairi

@sarahlibrarina

@leatherboundlib

@thelibrarykim

@missemilielib

Q1 When was the last time you used a reference service or product? What did you use it for?

Q2 What about a reference *service* specifically? Last time used?

Q3 How important are reference *services* to you as a library user?

Q4 Is the word 'reference' out of date? Would you have known the word pre library school?

Q5 Let's talk asynchronous and products. Did you know what a subject guide was before this course? Do you now?

Q6 If we think it's better to teach people to fish than buy them McDonalds, what do we think of subject guides?

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Activity

4

Designing programs, products and services

10 August

Class

S306 and online

5.30pm-7.30pm

Quiz

A1: Post Week 3 activity for 2 additional marks

A1: Complete Week 4 quiz

5

Reading and literacy

17 August

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

Online debrief

Online only

7.15pm-7.45pm

Debbie

Kirsty

Michele

Sarah

Steph

Samantha

Taylor

#ifn614readchat

@jobeaz

@alisonwrote

Q1 Why are readers’ advisory services important?

Q2 What makes a good readers’ advisor? What skills, knowledge & attributes do RAs need?

Q3 What are the characteristics of good readers’ advisory practice?

Q4 What tools and resources do you recommend to assist with readers’ advisory work?

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Debrief in the forum

Activity

A1: Post Week 5 activity

6

Participatory libraries

Managing programs, products and services

24 August

Class 

S306 and online

5.30pm-7.30pm

Quiz

A1: Complete Week 6 quiz

7

Information and digital literacy

31 August

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

Online debrief

Online only

7.15pm-7.45pm

Chris S

Caitlin

Kym

Peldon

Robynne

Shannon

Will

#ifn614infolitchat

@kathleensme

Q1 Why are information and digital literacy programs important?

Q2 What does it mean to be information and technology literate?

Q3 To what extent should all library staff have the skills and knowledge to support customers’ use of tech?

Q4 What types of programs, products and services should libraries offer to support information and digital literacy?

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Debrief in the forum

Activity

A1: Post Week 7 activity

A2: Expression of interest submissions open

8

Managing programs, products and services

7 September

Class

S306 and online

5.30pm-7.30pm

Quiz

A1: Complete Week 8 quiz

A1: Learning journal: Checkpoint 1

(make sure you have completed quizzes and activities rom Weeks 3 to 7 inclusive)

9

Making and makerspaces

14 September

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

Louise

Paola

Hanan

Ankit

Toni

Ruth

Steve

#ifn614makechat

Q1 Makerspaces: what's the point? Should makerspaces really be a priority for libraries? Why or why not?

Q2 Why is creativity important? And what role do GLAMs of different types have in supporting creativity?

Q3 Hugh Rundle suggests buying a 3D printer is not aligned with the library's mission. Do you think libraries have a mandate to support tech-centred production?

Q4 A little left of centre... Is creativity important to you, personally or professionally? Why or why not? How do you express your creativity?

I'd love our Twitter Chat Champs to pose a question too. Tweet me your question before hand and I'll schedule it to be posted during the chat.

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Activity

A1: Post Week 9 activity

A2: Expression of interest submissions close

10

Evaluating programs, products and services

21 September

Class 

S306 and online

5.30pm-7.30pm

Quiz

A1: Complete Week 10 quiz

Semester break

11

Research support

5 October

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

Bronwyn

Chris B

Katherine

Kate

Leena

Patti

#ifn614researchchat

@c_osulliv

Q1 Should librarians create more partnerships with researchers and contribute actively to research projects? How?

Q2 Can you see any possible negative impacts of an increased focus on research support in academic libraries?

Q3 How important is subject specialisation to effective research support? Are librarians subject experts? Should they be?

Q4 Is it fair that HDR students enjoy ‘privileged treatment’ over undergrads? (Keller 2015:78)

Thanks to Katherine and Kate McK for sharing questions on Twitter. I’ve incorporated them questions here.

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Activity

A1: Post Week 11 activity

12

Children and teens

12 October

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

Class 

Online only

7.15pm-8.15pm

Rachel

Saurav

Tracey

#ifn614kidschat

@myleejoseph

Q1 What’s the problem with unattended kids in the library? And what do we do about it?

Q2 Kids and privacy. What is our responsibility to kids? To parents?

Q3 What memories do you have as a child or teen using the library, or if you’re a parent, of your kids using the library?

Q4 What is the point of school holiday programs? Free entertainment?

Q5 Share about some interesting programs, products or service for teens & kids that you’ve discovered this semester.

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Activity

A1: Post Week 12 activity

13

Culture and pop culture

19 October

Twitter chat

6pm-7pm

Class 

Online only

7.15pm-8.15pm

Lisa

Jenny

Michalina

Luke

Natalie

Nicole

Stacey

#ifn614culturechat

Activity

A1: Post Week 13 activity

14

26 October

A1: Learning journal: Checkpoint 2

(make sure you have completed quizzes and activities from Weeks 8 to 13 inclusive)

A3: Grant application