During #LibChat (a weekly Twitter-based chat among library professionals), I used the Storify social-curation platform to group users’ question-and-answer posts. The finished “stories” can be found on the splash page for my Storify account.
Topics addressed last night include advice for first-timers at the American Library Association’s annual Midwinter Meeting (taking place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 this year). Other topics included whether or not libraries should be open during an emergency, arts in the library and the state of library funding.
I’ve had a Storify account since late 2011 or so. My employer at the time, a daily newspaper publisher, was under management that placed an emphasis upon “digital-first” transmission of news.
In response to these mandates, I began to experiment with online tools for journalism: use of Twitter during the course of my job and curating social narratives with Storify.
Since leaving that position to pursue my career as a library professional, I continued to use the tools and techniques of online, social journalism. And with a broad array of subjects addressed each week by participating library professionals, I find #LibChat is archived to best-advantage when I group posts with Storify.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal