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.
- November 13, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Hosting a chat
Step by step
- 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 email@example.com to get edit access).
- Put out an open call for hosts on DLF-Pedagogy and DLF-Announce.
- Invite leaders of the DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Group to host.
- Host the chat yourselves, as chairs of the outreach subgroup!
- Identify a topic. Browse previous chats for inspiration.
- Write questions in advance.
- Post questions to upcoming chats so that participants are able to view and consider questions ahead of time.
- Send questions to DLF-Pedagogy and DLF-Announce email lists one week in advance, and promote on @CLIRDLF Twitter and your own Twitter accounts.
- Send reminders to same channels one day in advance.
- Schedule tweets in TweetDeck to go out from @CLIRDLF account. For more on scheduling tweets, see advanced TweetDeck features.
- Host the Twitter chat!
- Archive the chat.
- Create a Wakelet story using the DLF account (write to firstname.lastname@example.org for login info).
- 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).
- Add links to both the Wakelet story and the TAGS spreadsheet on OSF to the page for this Twitter chat on the DLF wiki.
- 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 https://wiki.diglib.org/2018.05.08_Digital_Library_Pedagogy_Twitter_Chat
- 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 https://wiki.diglib.org/2018.05.08_Digital_Library_Pedagogy_Twitter_Chat
- 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! https://wiki.diglib.org/Pedagogy
- 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. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZXM52sb5CGkmRmNiGRt2m33YfqAJHpbX183p5yXKosw/edit?usp=sharing
- 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. https://www.diglib.org/dlfteach-slack-channel-office-hours
- Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. Don’t forget to join our Google Group to stay updated! #DLFteach https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dlf-pedagogy