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We host Twitter chats using the hashtag #DLFteach. Chats take place every other month, alternating between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern (that’s 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific). Learn more about the DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Group on our wiki page.

Upcoming chats

  • July 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
  • September 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
  • November 13, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern

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.
    4. Consider sharing archived materials to DLF-Pedagogy and DLF-Announce.