Storify at #elisaForum

My first attempt at storifying today

*edit – duplicates deleted and some new content added

BYOD at the Open Forum tomorrow! #elisaForum

Are you coming to ELISA Open Forum 2014 tomorrow?  Bring Your Own Device – so you can immediately try out what you learn or live tweet the event (using the hashtag – #elisaForum).

If you’re interested in contributing to this blog – now or in the future – please email me and I’ll set you up with the necessary access.

NB – we’ve been told the wi-fi at the venue can be patchy – but let’s hope the techno-gods smile on us tomorrow!

See you then


ELISA Open Forum 2014 – details #elisaForum

ELISA Open Forum 2014 will  focus on social media for library and information staff.  It will be held on the afternoon of the 3rd December at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.

The event, entitled ‘Rewards and risks of using social media’, will feature a mixture of presentations and workshops and the opportunity to network with staff from other libraries.

Speakers will be:

  • James Coltham (Rewards and Risks of Social Media)
  • Kay Munro (Gamification and Social Media for Staff)
  • Ines Byrne (Crowdsourcing)
  • Gill Hamilton/Ally Crockford (working with Wikkimedia)
  • Helen MacDonald (the 21 revolutions project, Social Media and Kickstarter)
  • Anabel Marsh (Creating informal CPD opportunities using Social Media)
  • Emily Dodd (engaging Social Media strategies)

The session starts formally at 13:00. Please sign in between 12:30 and 13:00 (NLS has a very nice café if you want to come and have lunch beforehand).

Please register your intention to attend the Open Forum via Eventbrite

ELISA on Twitter – #elisaForum

ELISA is has arrived on Twitter! We’ve set up this account – @elisaEDINBURGH – in advance of our Open Forum 2014. Check on Twitter or the website for updates.

We’ll be updating, and live-tweeting on the day, using  – join us!

Use of social media by the library


I thought people would find this document interesting:

It’s about social media in the library and it’s been published by Taylor and Francis:

ELISA Open Forum 2014 – Rewards and risks of using social media

This year’s Open Forum is entitled ‘Rewards and risks of using social media’.  It will be held on the afternoon of the 3rd December at the National Library of Scotland.

Further information, including the full programme, will be available next week.

Save the date! – ELISA Open Forum 2014

This year’s Open Forum is due to take place on the 3rd December at the National Library of Scotland. It will be a half day event on the theme of social media.

More details to follow – watch this space!