Popular workshop returns: Using Twitter for marketing and outreach

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/21/2015


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing


CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop Using Twitter for Marketing and Outreach, with Andy Burkhardt. This is a 90-minute workshop and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

This workshop will empower you to build a consistent, effective library Twitter presence that creates value for your library users and promotes the library, its resources and its services. Twitter is a powerful tool that allows you to build community and reach out to people in real time. You can leverage Twitter to market your library, gain a better understanding of your users and provide service and support.

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • create a Twitter dashboard in order to build awareness and follow conversations;
  • schedule tweets in order to save time and maintain fresh content;
  • craft tweets that both market your library and create value for your audience;
  • use Twitter metric tools to measure and improve effectiveness.

About the Instructor:
Andy Burkhardt is the assistant director for digital strategy at the Champlain College Library in Burlington, Vermont and winner of the 2012 ACRL Excellence Award. His areas of expertise include technology in education, social media, and information literacy. He regularly presents on these topics at local, regional, and national conferences. Connect with him on Twitter @vonburkhardt.

Registration for this ALA TechSource Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands‐on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

ALA TechSource is a publishing imprint of the American Library Association. ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports and the ALA TechSource Blog.

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