"What Would I Tweet?": Exploring New Professionals' Attitudes Towards Twitter as a Tool for Professional Development

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Title: "What Would I Tweet?": Exploring New Professionals' Attitudes Towards Twitter as a Tool for Professional Development
Authors: Dalton, Michelle
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5101
Date: Oct-2013
Abstract: Twitter is a relatively common platform through which libraries can connect with their user communities. However, it also represents an innovative tool for professional development by allowing library and information sciences (LIS) professionals to communicate and share information across distance and time. Using data gathered from a workshop activity, this article explores the attitudes of new and emerging professionals towards Twitter, including barriers to usage and how these can potentially be reduced. The results indicate that some librarians are still reluctant to fully utilize it as a continuing professional development tool for a variety of reasons. Promoting strategies that specifically address these concerns may help to increase the level of engagement with Twitter by the LIS community as an innovative learning and development resource.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Journal of Library Innovation
Copyright (published version): 2013 the author
Keywords: Social media;Professional development;Library and information studies
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:UCD Library Staff Research Collection

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