MmIT 2015 Conference: “With Power Comes Great Responsibility – How librarians can Harness the Power of Social Media for the Benefit of its Users”
Monday, 14 September 2015 at 09:30 - Tuesday, 15 September 2015 at 16:30 (BST)
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The conference theme is social media & addresses areas such as altmetrics, current research, marketing and communications, and delivering services via social media.
Delegates will engage in a series of workshops and seminars on social media themes and the conference will also showcase current research and innovations in these areas through lightning sessions and presentations from researching practitioners. There will also be a student forum where Masters and PhD students will highlight their research.
Our keynote speakers are PhD researcher and public library advocate, Lauren Smith of walkyouhome and Brian Kelly, formerly based at the Jisc-funded UKOLN and Cetis innovation centres and now an independent consultant. Phil Bradley is our after dinner speaker.
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Monday 14th September
10:00 Welcome from MmIT
10:10 Opening Keynote: Marie Kinsey (University of Sheffield) Social media and journalism: the art of getting things spectacularly wrong
11:00 Parallel workshops 1
Alison McNab & Judith Wayte (University of Nottingham) – Informal professional development through social media participation and networking
Jenny Morgan & Jacqui Taylor (Leeds Beckett University) To Pin or not to Pin?
Antony Groves (University of Sussex) Using Vine to publicise your library services
12:10 Parallel workshops 2
Suzie Kitchin (University of Northumbria) To tweet or not to tweet – facilitating conversation with researchers
Michelle Bond & Angela Duckworth (Liverpool Hope University) Create your own social media framework or policy
Bailey Solutions How to measure the impact of your enquiry service: tips and techniques
14:00 Keynote: Brian Kelly (Independant consultant, UK Web Focus) Digital Life Beyond the Institution
14:50 Sponsor lightning sessions
15:30 PhD / Research Forum
Virginia Power (University of the West of England) Function follows form; the paradigmatic potentialities of social analytic metadata enhancement and its role in promoting OER use.
Lara Dodd (University of Northumbria) Using social media to capture information seeking behaviour of aspiring undergraduates
Suzanne Parfitt (Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia) Would you like to be my friend? Patrons’ views on academic library engagement through social network sites
Shazia Arif (Robert Gordon University) No social media please, we’re researchers
16:30 Parallel workshops 3
Vashti Zarach (Bangor University) Encouraging students to use social media for research during generic library skills sessions
Lucy Keating (Newcastle University) See it, Try it, Show it: new ways of encouraging library staff to explore social media
Ka Ming Pang (St George’s University) How St George’s Library has used social media to promote library services
19:30 Conference Dinner with after dinner speaker Phil Bradley Privacy and social media
Tuesday 15th September
9:00 App swap breakfast / registration for day 2 only delegates
10:00 Welcome from MmIT
10:10 Sponsor lightning sessions
10:30 Parallel workshops 4
- Stephanie Farley & Gavin Willshaw (University of Edinburgh) Social media collaboration - influencing internal practices and cohesion
- Mark Clowes (University of Sheffield) & Rebecca Stevenson (Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust) Get yourself connected! Creating a joined up social media profile for your library services
Taylor & Francis Social Saturation or Engagement Evolution? Use of Social Media in the Library – 12 months on
11:40 Parallel workshops 5
Claire Sewell (Cambridge University) Measuring the impact of social media marketing
Timothy Collinson (University of Portsmouth) Daleks, penguins and Sherlock Holmes : effective social media library promotions
RefMe RefME, failing fast: An academic tool that attracted a million users in 1 year through social media
13:30 Keynote: Lauren Smith (Research Associate, University of Strathclyde) More than buzzfeed and shelfies: how social media is used to address professional issues in LIS work
14:20 Parallel workshops 6
Mike Ewen & Carl Barrow (University of Hull) Broadening our horizons
Andy Tattersall (University of Sheffield) Blog’s not dead
Clare Brown (Collyer Bristow) I’m a cyber librarian! My role in boosting Collyer Bristow’s Google rankings
15:30 Parallel workshops 7
Michelle Walker (University of Northumbria) Engaging researchers with altmetrics
Sierra Williams (London School of Economics) From academic blog to networked scholarly community: Lessons from the LSE Impact Blog
16:20 Closing remarks
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CILIP: Multimedia Information & Technology Group
The Multimedia Information and Technology (MmIT) Group aims to unite CILIP members engaged in, or interested in, multimedia information and technology developments in library and information science.
Members are drawn from all information service sectors, and have in common an interest in the delivery of information based on modern media, including graphic forms, streaming video, film clips, sometimes animation, and sound – alongside traditional text.