September 21, 2015 by Catherine Dhanjal
The MMIT Conference took place in Sheffield, UK on 14th and 15th September. Thank you to all those who attended and who presented!
Storify of Lauren Smith’s keynote: https://storify.com/walkyouhome/mmit with thanks to Lauren Smith
Nodexl: https://twitter.com/was3210/status/643731949417271296 with thanks to Wasim Ahmed
We also have a SlideShare presence for MMIT.
Our keynote speakers were 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 was our after dinner speaker.
Monday 14th September
10:00 Welcome from MmIT – Leo Appleton
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?
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
14:50 Sponsor lightning sessions Taylor & Francis Increasing research impact through social media
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
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 – Andy Tattersall
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
11:40 Parallel workshops 5
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) Using social media to address professional issues in LIS
14:20 Parallel workshops 6
15:30 Parallel workshops 7
Sierra Williams (London School of Economics) From academic blog to networked scholarly community: Lessons from the LSE Impact Blog
16:20 Closing remarks
Thanks again to our sponsors Bailey Solutions, RefME and Taylor & Francis.
Thanks to Rowman & Little and Facet Publishing for sending books, which were awarded to delegates and speakers:
Photo shows MMIT chair Leo Appleton with books from Facet on left and Rowman & Little on the right.