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ACRL/EBSS Scholarly Communication Committee

Twitter Chat: Schol Comm Tools in the EBSSer’s Toolbelt

Join the EBSS Scholarly Communications Committee as we host a Twitter Chat in celebration of Fair Use Week


We will be asking questions on the topic of “Scholarly Communications Tools in the EBSSer’s Toolbelt”. 


Monday, February 24, 2020

1:00pm-2:00pm (PST); 3:00pm-4:00pm (CST); 4:00pm-5:00pm (EST)


Follow us @EBSS_ACRL and #EBSSchat


How to Participate

Members of the EBSS Scholarly Communication Committee will be moderating the chat from the @EBSS_ACRL Twitter account.


  1. Join Twitter - participation in the #EBSSchat requires a Twitter account

  2. Follow the Conversation-

    • Sign-on to Twitter during the time of the chat and search for #EBSSchat in the search field and click on the "Latest" tab to see the most recent tweets

    • If you're using the official Twitter app or website, you'll need to refresh your search periodically to see the most recent tweets pop up.

  3. Join the Conversation

    • The chat will last one hour.

    • The first five minutes are a chance for introductions

      • You might tweet, "Hi #EBSSchat I'm Tina.  I'm an education librarian at a public university in California"

    • After people have had a chance to introduce themselves, the moderators will tweet a question such as: Q.1 Do you like cats? #EBSSchat

    • You would then direct reply with: A.1 Of course I like cats. #EBSSchat

    • Providing the hashtag #EBSSchat on your tweets allows for collection of all tweets in the discussion

  4. When the chat is over, all tweets with #EBSSchat will be gathered together in a Wakelet, which provides a digital archive of the conversation.

Adapted from #critlib and Social Media Today


Need any more help? Feel free to tweet at or direct message the moderators at @EBSS_ACRL and they’ll be happy to help.

Tips for a Great Chat Experience

  • Consider using Tweetdeck, Tweetchat, or another app which allows for automatic loading of tweets.  In Tweetdeck you can add a separate column which displays all the tweets with the #EBSSchat hashtag.
  • Remember to add the hashtag #EBSSchat to each of your tweets so people will see them.
  • If your Twitter account is locked/private, feel free to participate, but be aware that only your followers will be able to view and interact with your tweets.
  • Don't feel like you need to respond to every question or every comment.  Take it at your own pace, and catch up with other comments later if you'd like.
  • Jump right in!  The success of a chat depends on lots of folks being willing to share their thoughts and experiences on a topic, even when they're not experts.