Social Media for Rare Books and Special Collections Libraries

Workshop on Social Media

organised by the Rare Books Group of the Library Association of Ireland

Date: Monday, 11th of May 2015

Venue: Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2



10.30-11.00: Registration.

11.00-11.45: Dr Jason McElligott, The Keeper, Marsh’s Library, Dublin

‘Our experience of using social media to generate public profile’
This presentation will focus on the ways in which Marsh’s Library has used social media ( & to increase significantly its public and academic profile. It will describe the equipment and resources we have used to create our profiles. It will outline our experience of what works, and what does not work, in the world of social media.


11:45-12:30: Dr. Natalie Harrower, Manager of Education and Outreach, The Digital Repository of
Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin

‘Getting the most out of Twitter: how to increase reach and impact’
This presentation will discuss how to find the right audience for your work through Twitter, Instagram and third party apps, how to build that audience, and how to develop an online and real-world interactive community for your content, project, or institution

12.30-1.00pm: Coffee break

1.00-2.00pm: Hands on session


Register for this workshop by emailing David Meehan (Secretary RBG) at

Places are limited, so you are advised to book early. In order to get the most out of the hands-on session, it is advisable to bring a laptop or other portable device.

Library Association of Ireland Members: €30
Unwaged: Free
Others: €50

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