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May 17, 2012 / playforth

Sussex Library Tweetup – reporting back

Last night was the first Sussex Library Tweetup, in which a [insert collective noun of your choice here] of librarians and library students took over a large section of the very hospitable Prince George pub in Brighton. From what I could pick up, the conversation included such topics as the library job market, the value of cataloguing (yay), and reaching users through social media, as well as a healthy amount of non-work related chat.

Lessons learned for organising the next one:

  • we accidentally arranged it for the same evening as a CILIP in Sussex workshop, which worked out very well as several people came along after that, so might be worth doing deliberately next time!
  • we needed more space. It’s very hard to predict how many people will turn up, even using Tweetvite to collect RSVPs, but it’s probably better to plan for more than you think. We might even need to book an actual room next time.

And here’s the roll call:

Helpful signage by me, photo by Tom Roper

@archelina

@suzannetatham

@tomroper

@dreamingentity

@sarahjison

@beccahowes87

@soirore

@sparklenight

@lawsonstu

@599point7

@sezlowe

@wigglesweets

@cjeskriett

And non-tweeters Helen, Julia, Karen, Emma and Syed. (Though I think we may have converted a couple of them!)

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  1. Tom Roper / May 17 2012 12:02 pm

    A splendid evening, thoroughly enjoyed it.

  2. Céline / May 17 2012 6:18 pm

    Sounds like a roaring success. Am delighted to hear the value of cataloguing being discussed too #hvcats 🙂

  3. Mark Hoult at WestSussex.info / Jul 13 2012 9:40 am

    Rachel

    If you have any events for the general public that you’d like the word spread about please let me know @SussexInfo and I’ll do what I can.

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