Get ready for the Week 5 Twitter chat

Our second Twitter chat is scheduled for tomorrow night, Monday 17 August, 6pm til 7pm.

This week, we’re talking about readers’ advisory services.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Topic Readers’ advisory
Hashtag #ifn614readchat
Guest tweeters
  • Jo Beazley: @jobeaz
  • Alison Miles: @alisonwrote
Twitter Chat Champions
  • Debbie
  • Kirsty
  • Michele
  • Sarah
  • Steph
  • Samantha
  • Taylor
Questions Q1 Why are readers’ advisory services important?

Q2 What makes a good readers’ advisor? What skills, knowledge & attributes do RAs need?

Q3 What are the characteristics of good readers’ advisory practice?

Q4 What tools and resources do you recommend to assist with readers’ advisory work?


Note the outcome of the poll on how you would like to debrief the Twitter chats suggested roughly equal numbers of students want to have an Adobe Connect session as want to debrief in a forum, so we will do both.

All students can participate in the debrief in either location. These debriefs are an opportunity to extend the conversation beyond the Twitter chat. Participation isn’t mandatory.


  • Robynne Reply

    Kate can you please remind me of the name of the tool we used for the Twitter chat last time?

  • Sarah Ross Reply

    I used tweetdeck which was annoying but have been recommended which looks way better – see how I go on Mon but at least it automatically adds the #

    • Kate Davis Reply

      Yup, it’s I’m going to give Twubs a go tonight as it annoyed me that put my handle in when I replied to people’s replies to me. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  • Peldon P Reply

    Hi Kate, does that mean the class is online only? No class on campus tomorrow night? Thanks

    • Kate Davis Reply

      No, only an optional online debrief for the Twitter chat.

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