Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Discover More Corps

I was not familiar with Discover More Corps until recently and caution this post includes shameless self-promotion.
"The ProQuest Discover More Corps is a new social network where you can connect with a global community of current and future librarians, have access to our popular Quantum2 professional development series, and explore a different complimentary resource each month." -- About Discover More Corps
The site came to my attention after receiving an email from Elizabeth McGough, MLIS, their Social Media Marketing Manager, inviting me to co-present a professional development webinar on the topic of Pinterest and Instagram. Several emails and conference calls later, I'm excited to be part of one of the upcoming October webinars presenting with Danielle Salomon, UCLA Powell Library.

Monday, October 14, 2013, 12:00pm EST/ 11:00 Central 
Using Pinterest and Instagram to Connect with Customers 

Danielle Salomon, Teaching and Learning Services Librarian and Social Media Manager at UCLA, will discuss how UCLA's Powell Library uses Instagram to connect with undergraduates and engage in teaching and learning. Topics covered include: why an academic library might have more success using Instagram instead of Facebook or Twitter; the user demographics of Instagram; tips for posting; and examples of teaching and learning opportunities.

Diane Schrecker, Curriculum Librarian and Instructional Resource Center Manager at Ashland University, will present an overview of Pinterest, the popular online ‘pinboard.’ Topics explored will include how to: integrate existing library information resources to the Pinterest platform, develop original content using Pinstamatic, utilize web tools for creating audio and video content, cultivate boards that may be easily refreshed throughout the year, and present ideas for supporting education course work from a librarian and adjunct instructor’s perspective.

Learn More, here.
Register for the free webinar.

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