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Masterclass: Demystifying Social Media

  • 99 Shiel Street North Melbourne, VIC, 3051 Australia (map)

Don’t be fooled into thinking that social media isn’t relevant to you and your work. Come along to this Masterclass to understand why, how and when social media can broaden your professional world.

If you consider yourself a novice the whole day is for you. If you have some confidence but want to be inspired by exciting applications join us for lunch and the afternoon session.

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Session one – the nuts and bolts

The first session will be a very practical session on the ‘how to’ of social media – setting up accounts and pages, posting, tweeting, pinning, sharing etc.

Sarah Kelly - Sarah is the Digital Marketing Coordinator at the State Library of Victoria. She has extensive experience in social media and, in particular, how it can be used in our sector.

Session two – applications and implications

In the second session a panel of experts will show us how they use different forms of social media in their professional lives. Hear from:

Anh Nguyen – paralegal for Native Title Services Victoria and completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne on the oral history of Vietnamese Australian child refugees in Australia. Anh employs social media and digital technology in association with oral history.

Mike Jones – archivist, researcher and PhD student with a strong interest in sustainable digital humanities practice. Mike is a Research Associate at Museum Victoria, works as a Consultant Research Archivist at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, and provides support to government and community-based digital projects as an independent consultant.

Kelly Gardiner – is a writer, editor and educator. Kelly is a Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing at La Trobe University, and also works as the Learning Design Manager at the State Library of Victoria, creating and delivering professional development and digital literacy programs.

There will even be a chance to put in place some of the ideas and skills we have learnt throughout the day!

Date: 14 November 2015
Time: 9:30 am for a 10.00 am start to 4:00pm. Afternoon session begins at 12:30 pm.
Place: Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne
Cost: $60 for full day, $30 for half day (lunch is included in both half or full day bookings)
Booking: For full day go to Trybooking
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