CHLA/ABSC Social Media Interest Group
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The CHLA/ABSC Social Media Interest Group <http://chla-absc.ca/socialmediagroup>, formed in 2012, was a special interest group of our national association. Health librarians Laurie Blanchard, Judy Inglis and Dean Giustini were founding members. In year I, a terms of reference were drafted, and put in place our goals for group formation. In 2013, the Social Media Interest Group officially launched its portal of social media best practices. The group also published an overview of its work in the December 2013 issue of JCHLA/JABSC.
Health librarians in Canada are involved in exciting and innovative uses of social media tools. Our aim is to share those narratives (and resources) to inform social media practices, and to improve and enhance access to, and awareness of, information services and resources for others. (See some great examples) Many others are considering the use and implementation of social media tools and resources and would benefit from learning about these experiences. This platform is designed to provide a vehicle to promote the sharing of experiences, ideas and questions with colleagues through virtual networking and information exchange, without the constraints associated with disseminating these experiences through more formal (and sometimes intimidating) avenues for publication and presentation. It is anticipated that use of the platform may also provide some contributors with the support and encouragement needed to consider publishing and presenting their work. See the marketing plan.
The goals of CHLA/ABSC Social Media Interest Group are to provide health librarians with a platform to:
Social media portal includes
Development of portal
Please help develop the portal by taking a few minutes to: