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Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

10 Days of Twitter

Join the online scholarly conversation.

Follow us @UofT10DoT         #UofT10DoT         10 Days of Twitter blog


Date: Feb. 6-17 - Twitter in (mostly) 10 minutes/day

Workshop format:

  • Day 1: Monday, Feb. 6, 12:10-1:00 - in-person class

Location: Robarts Library, e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions.

  • Day 2-5: Feb. 7-10 - Twitter exercises done on your own schedule, approx. 10 minutes/day
  • Feb. 11-12 - weekend off!
  • Day 6-9: Feb. 13-16 - 10 minutes/day
  • Day 10: Feb. 17, 12:10-1:00 - live chat via Twitter

Audience: graduate students (the course is eligible for credit in the Graduate Professional Skills program)



Twitter is a platform for scholarly conversation. It’s used for sharing and discussing research at all stages of the process (even peer review via Tweet!); for current awareness; for networking; for conference participation; and for teaching.

Learn about Twitter and its uses in higher education together with a community of learners, through hands-on practice, class discussion via Twitter, and guided engagement with the public scholarly conversation on Twitter.

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Be able to navigate the technical aspects of Twitter
  • Understand the breadth of platforms, applications, and devices that can be used with Twitter e.g. Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Storify
  • Communicate succinctly, framing a point using only 140 characters
  • Understand what it means to be a part of a scholarly conversation in public
  • Begin building a Twitter network of scholars, and gain followers of your own
  • Reflect on your own use of Twitter going forward: in the classroom, at conferences, and throughout the research process

Workshop facilitators:

Eveline Houtman is Coordinator of Undergraduate Library Instruction at Robarts Library and a PhD candidate at OISE. She has published on social media in higher education.

Jesse Carliner is Communications and Reference Librarian, Robarts Library.


Questions? Contact Eveline Houtman


Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Date: Wednesday, February 1

Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Location: Blackburn Room - 4th Floor, Robarts Library, 130 St George St, Toronto, ON

This workshop is designed for students who avoid studying and completing assignments. Through group discussion and hands-on activities, students will learn the reasons for procrastination, identify their personal procrastination habits, and learn practical strategies to develop more effective work habits. 

Organizer: Dr. Susan Hopkirk, Academic Success Centre

Pre-registration is preferred, but not necessary. Register through CLN.


Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Presenter: Kate Johnson, Holly Inglis
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Location: Gerstein Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 2nd Floor

Engineers! In this workshop you will be introduced to the specialized tools that will help you find an array of business and market related information. This workshop will include:

  • the basics of market research
  • finding industry profiles
  • how to use business information databases
  • where to get more help with business resources

Hosted by librarians from the Engineering & Computer Science Library and Rotman's Business Information Centre. If you have questions, please contact Kate Johnson