Olin Library hosts Twitter classes in July

Twitter may appear to be one of many online attention drains, but tweeting often proves surprisingly practical.

Washington University Libraries staff members are offering two free workshops aimed to help interested members of the WUSTL community explore how and why this social media tool can be useful.

“Twitter 101,” 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. Geared for the Twitter novice, this 90-minute introductory session will cover account creation, search features, what it means to follow someone, how to construct a tweet, what hashtags and retweets are, and other Twitter basics.

“Twitter and Marketing,” 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26. This session is designed to introduce attendees to tips and ideas for integrating the micro-blogging tool into marketing plans for events, departments or organizations.

Both sessions are free to WUSTL students, faculty and staff and will be held in Olin Library’s Arc Presentation Room (Level A).

For more information and to register, visit wulibraries.doattend.com.

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