March 13, 2015 by Catherine Dhanjal
‘With Power Comes Great Responsibility – How librarians can Harness the Power of Social Media for the Benefit of its Users’
The annual conference of the Cilip Multimedia, Information and Technology Group (MmIT) is taking place at the Edge Conference Centre at the University of Sheffield on Monday 14th September and Tuesday 15th September 2015.
The theme of the conference will be around social media in relation to the information and library sector. Time has moved swiftly on since the early days of libraries experimenting with social media platforms as channels of communication and many libraries now routinely use social media for marketing and promotion purposes, but there is a wealth of other creative and alternative social media practice which has evolved and is open to the sector.
Therefore the MmIT conference aims to revisit social media and explore the different and evolving practices available to us.
Conference themes will consist of:
- Altmetrics and measuring impact
- Using social media for research
- Marketing and promoting library services using social media
- Social media for professional development
We are also pleased to announce the inclusion of a Student Forum at this conference, in which MA and PhD level students are invited to give short presentations of 5-10 minutes on the subject of their own research, provided it is linked to the theme of the conference.
If you are interested in contributing a 45 minute paper, workshop, seminar or PhD presentation to the conference please complete an abstract submission form (available on request from Robert or submit online at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/submission-form-mmit-conference-2015) and return it to Robert Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sunday April 26th
All those who submit will be notified by Monday 11th May as to whether they have been successful.
All speakers will receive a complimentary day at the conference and will have their travel expenses paid. If speakers wish to attend the remainder of the conference and the conference dinner these will need to be booked additionally.
The successful students, contributing to the PhD forum will get full subsidised places at the conference (travel will not be included in this instance)