ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting 
Montréal, Québec, Canada | November 1-5, 2013

 
ASIS&T Leadership Development Program: Social Media for Leaders 

Diane Rasmussen Pennington, University of Western Ontario
Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sunday, 5:30pm


Summary

The ASIS&T Leadership Committee is pleased to offer Diane M. Rasmussen’s Social Media for Leaders workshop as part of the ASIS&T Leadership Development Program at the Annual Meeting. “Social media” is a set of technological tools that ultimately serves to connect people. Social media has permeated many areas of societal function over the last few years, and the activities of leadership are no exception. For example, managers can utilize social media to flatten organizational hierarchies, make their activities transparent, and incorporate stakeholders’ input into their decision-making processes. Academics can establish or maintain their positions as leaders in their disciplines by sharing their research and ideas via social media channels, and by networking with existing and new colleagues. 

Despite these and other advantages, many scholars, students and information professionals know little about how to use social media effectively for fostering leadership activities within their individual and organizational domains. To this end, the workshop will consist of the following: