#uklibchat summary – Building your own network – November 2014

This is a well-organized summary of the #uklibchat Twitter session I participated in on November 4th about networking. It was particularly interesting for me to see first hand how different cultures (US/UK) approach things like networking and professional branding/marketing. Follow @UKlibchat to learn more about their interesting monthly Twitter chat discussions for librarians and info pros.


November’s chat on networks and networking was an animated one! Many thanks to Manchester NLPN for suggesting the topic and writing this month’s feature article. In the summary below I have grouped together similar answers, but the original, un-edited tweets can be found in the chat archive.

1. Which networks do you find it particularly useful to be a member of?

Online networks such as Twitter and blogs were mentioned by a lot of people, as well as a variety more traditional networks (local, national and international). The most frequent responses are at the top of this list:

  • Twitter
  • blogging
  • #uklibchat
  • Library school cohort
  • CILIP – regional group
  • CILIP – Youth Libraries Group
  • CILIP – Commercial, Legal and Scientific Interest Group
  • CILIP – mentoring
  • Special Libraries Association
  • School Librarian’s Network on Yahoo Groups
  • Manchester NLPN
  • Cambridge Library Group
  • Cardiff: Libraries in Co-operation
  • Informal networks in my area –…

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