Library hosts summer social media classes

Staff from WUSTL Libraries are offering a free workshop series this summer to help students, faculty and staff tap the practical powers of social media.

Sessions will be held at 2 p.m. on various Thursday afternoons in Olin Library’s Arc (Level A), with topics ranging from an overview of social media marketing to an in-depth look at specific uses of Twitter.

  • Twitter 101 (June 13). Geared for the Twitter novice, this hour-and-a-half session led by Megan Coyle, library assistant for information discovery, 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 (July 11). Librarians Jaleh Fazelian and Lauren Todd will help attendees learn how to take beautifully composed pictures on a smartphone, discuss why Instagram isn’t the only option, and suggest ways to connect with photographers on Twitter.

  • Social Media Marketing (July 25). Fazelian and Todd will cover best practices for using Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and other platforms to market products and services. Find out why pictures matter, how hashtags drive conversations and how to get Facebook users to LIKE a page.

For information and to register, visit