#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.

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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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