Instant Ideas and Collaboration
#uklibchat is a monthly discussion group that takes place on Twitter, usually from 7 to 8.30pm (UK time) on a Monday, using the Twitter account @uklibchat. More info on how on our #uklibchat FAQs page.
The idea for #uklibchat stemmed from a Student Activism and Engagement talk that Ka-Ming @agentk23 and Jo @dreamingentity gave at the CILIP Careers Development Group’s 2011 New Professional’s Conference, where the idea of using Twitter to connect UK LIS students and professionals was suggested. This concept was based on the Hack Library School #libchat , a twitter chat that runs in the USA for LIS students.
The original #uklibchat team connected via Twitter (appropriately enough) and our first ever #uklibchat was held on 7th July 2011.
When quoting us, or talking about us, please use #uklibchat all letters are in lowercase.
In July 2013 Ka-Ming (@agentk23) gave a 15 minute presentation for Umbrella 2013 on #uklibchat. This covers how #uklibchat is run, the benefits of using #uklibchat, and the skills needed for running #uklibchat.
This covers how and why we got started, who our users are, what they like about #uklibchat, and how we fit into the wider context
The #uklibchat team consists of six wonderful, friendly, happy-to-help people. If you have any queries or questions about #uklibchat please feel free to drop them a line on Twitter, or comment via this site.
Gaby : @Gabyk_Lib
Our most recent team photo at #uklibchat visit to Ireland. From left to right: Siobhan, Gaby, Annie and Ka Ming. David was with us in spirit :).