This week I attended a full house event at Glasgow University library. The occasion was the MmITScotland AGM which featured Stewart Bain of Orkney Library as the guest speaker. It was heartening to see so many younger members of the profession turning out to support the CILIP Special Interest Group.
MmITScotland works with SLIC and SCURL to deliver the annual Scottish e-books conference and each year sponsors two delegate places at that event. So it was good to note that newly elected members of the Committee, Leigh Bunton, Louise Morrison, Shayna Conn and Claire Bell are all interested and active participants in digital developments. You can follow the Group on Twitter at @MmITScotland. They also have a blog .
Stewart Bain is the voice of @OrkneyLibrary, the recipient of two Golden Twit Awards at the recent International Social Media Awards for their work with Twitter. Stewart explained that Orkney library and Archive have been using Twitter since 2009 to engage with and inform the public. @anabelmarsh has produced a storify of Stewart’s presentation. She has also blogged about the event.
The afternoon fairly flew by with lots of questions and discussion generated by Stewart’s talk. It was a real pleasure to meet the voice behind the tweets and to learn more about how the service is making social media work for them. You can join 5000 other followers on Twitter @OrkneyLibrary.