Olin Library hosts spring Twitter classes ​

Washington University Libraries staff members are offering a series of free workshops this spring to help students, faculty and staff tap the practical powers of Twitter.

Each of the sessions will be held in Olin Library’s Arc (Level A) at 3 p.m. on various Thursday afternoons throughout the spring semester, with topics ranging from Twitter 101, an introductory class, to more advanced workshops — collectively titled Twitter 201 — on specific uses of the popular social media platform.

Twitter 101 will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. Geared for the Twitter novice, this hour-and-a-half session led by Islamic Studies Librarian Jaleh Fazelian 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 201: Photography & Images will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Engineering Librarian Lauren Todd will join Fazelian to help attendees learn how to take beautifully composed pictures on a smartphone, why Instagram isn’t the only option, and where to connect with photographers on Twitter.

More classes will be offered in March and April. Those classes will focus on Twitter and the job market and Twitter and the hashtag. For more information and to register, visit http://wulibraries.doattend.com. Follow University Libraries on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WUSTLlibraries.