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=== 2020 ===
=== 2020 ===
[[2020.02.18_Digital_Library_Pedagogy_Twitter_Chat|February 18, 2020: Collaboration, Scheduling, and Promotion for Digital Pedagogy Workshops]]
* [[2020.02.18_Digital_Library_Pedagogy_Twitter_Chat|February 18, 2020: Collaboration, Scheduling, and Promotion for Digital Pedagogy Workshops]]

== Hosting a chat ==
== Hosting a chat ==

Revision as of 09:21, 20 February 2020

We host Twitter chats every other month using the hashtag #DLFteach. Learn more about the DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Group on our wiki page.

Upcoming chats

Twitter chats are on the third Tuesday of the month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • April 22, 2020 (Wednesday, same time)
  • June 16, 2020
  • August 18, 2020
  • October 20, 2020 (8 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • December 15, 2020

Would you like to host a #DLFteach Twitter chat in 2020? The DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Group welcomes proposals for chat hosts and topics! If you are interested in hosting, please fill out this Google form.

Previous chats






Hosting a chat

Interested in hosting a chat? Want to suggest a topic? Get in touch with the outreach coordinators of the DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Group!

Step by step

  1. Identify hosts (usually 2 people). If hosts have never led a Twitter chat before they may need to gain access to the @CLIRDLF Twitter account and the DLF wiki (write to to get edit access).
    1. Put out an open call for hosts on DLF-Pedagogy and DLF-Announce.
    2. Invite leaders of the DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Group to host.
    3. Host the chat yourselves, as chairs of the outreach subgroup!
  2. Identify a topic. Browse previous chats for inspiration.
  3. Write questions in advance.
  4. Post questions to upcoming chats so that participants are able to view and consider questions ahead of time.
  5. Send questions to DLF-Pedagogy and DLF-Announce email lists one week in advance, and promote on @CLIRDLF Twitter and your own Twitter accounts.
  6. Send reminders to same channels one day in advance.
  7. Schedule tweets in TweetDeck to go out from @CLIRDLF account. For more on scheduling tweets, see advanced TweetDeck features.
  8. Host the Twitter chat!
  9. Archive the chat.
    1. Create a Wakelet story using the DLF account (write to for login info).
    2. Create a TAGS archive of the Twitter chat, and upload the CSV to the DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Group space on the Open Science Framework (OSF).
    3. Add links to both the Wakelet story and the TAGS spreadsheet on OSF to the page for this Twitter chat on the DLF wiki.
  10. Share archived chat to DLF-Pedagogy and DLF-Announce.


  • No more than 4–6 questions per hour.
  • Share questions ahead of time.
  • Encourage participants to answer with “Q” and the number of the question being discussed to make it easier to sort, e.g. "Q2: I think that…"
  • Consider using TweetDeck while participating so that you can primarily follow the chat’s hashtag.


Below is a 6-question chat with intervals of 8 minutes between question tweets. A 5-question chat usually has intervals of 10 minutes (e.g. 2:05, 2:15, 2:25, 2:35, 2:45).

  • Monday, 10:00 a.m. Join us tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. ET for our next #DLFteach chat, focused on digital library instruction successes and failures in the classroom. Details at
  • Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. In one hour (at 2:00 p.m. ET), join us for our next #DLFteach chat, focused on digital library instruction successes and failures in the classroom. Details at
  • Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. Welcome! This #DLFteach chat is hosted by @eagibes @ararebit & @letsshall
  • Tuesday, 2:01 p.m. Follow along with the #DLFteach hashtag, and don’t forget to include it in your responses along with the question number, e.g. Q1.
  • Tuesday, 2:02 p.m. For this session of #DLFteach, we’re interested in your biggest successes and failures in the classroom. What works, what doesn’t when it comes to digital library instruction.
  • Tuesday, 2:03 p.m. Questions will be Tweeted from @CLIRDLF. Ready? Here we go! #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 2:03 p.m. First, introduce yourself! #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 2:05 p.m. Q1: What was the best “nailed it” lesson plan for you? What worked so well? #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 2:13 p.m. Q2: What was your biggest “failed it” moment? It’s okay to share! We’ve all been there. #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 2:21 p.m. Q3: When planning for the classroom, what is most essential for you to include in a lesson plan? E.g. tool instructions, discussion questions, example archival docs? #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 2:29 p.m. Q4: If you could do your worst class again, what advice would you give yourself? #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 2:37 p.m. Q5: What are some elements of a good faculty/librarian collaboration that leads to a successful lesson plan? #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. Q6: How do you measure success? #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 2:55 p.m. Thank you for participating in this #DLFteach chat!
  • Tuesday, 2:56 p.m. Learn more about #DLFTeach, what we do, and how you can get involved!
  • Tuesday, 2:57 p.m. Did today’s #DLFteach conversation get you wanting to share more about your teaching? Consider contributing to the Digital Library Pedagogy Cookbook! Here's the CFP.
  • Tuesday, 2:59 p.m. We also host #DLFteach office hours on Slack, for feedback, discussion, and chatting with colleagues. For more info, check out @letsshall’s description on the DLF blog.
  • Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. Don’t forget to join our Google Group to stay updated! #DLFteach!forum/dlf-pedagogy