Rachel Smith, Communications and Marketing Officer, Durham University Library and Heritage Collections

Rachel Smith, Marketing and Communications Officer, Durham University Library and Heritage Collections

Rachel Smith, Marketing and Communications Officer, Durham University Library and Heritage Collections

Hello, I’m Rachel and this week I’ll be looking after the @voiceslibrary Twitter account!

As Communications and Marketing Officer for Durham University’s Library and Heritage Collections I’m responsible for marketing five Library sites, our Archives and Special Collections, the Palace Green Library galleries (currently hosting the Lindisfarne Gospels Durham exhibition!), the Oriental Museum and Museum of Archaeology. And breathe.

In case you’re wondering (as I often do!) how I managed to get into my job: after graduating with a BA (Hons) in Combined Honours in Arts in 2009, I spent two years working as a Library Assistant in the academic liaison team at Durham. I was promoted to my current role in December 2011. I recently achieved CILIP Chartership and I’m part of the CILIP Career Development Group North Eastern Division committee.

What I’m tweeting about:

As well as telling you about what I’m doing at work, I’m planning some regular twitter features during my takeover which I’ll be marking with hashtags. I’ll be interested to see if any of them take off…

#librarycomms – I’ll be using this hashtag to tell you my library communications tips (I’ll be thinking about a different theme each day)… or if you have any questions about library communications and marketing include #librarycomms I’ll try to answer!

#librarycrafts – like many librarians, I love crafting, so I’m looking forward to sharing some of my favourite library themed crafts and tutorials from around the web this week.

#libraryloves – I’m maybe ever so slightly stealing City University London’s hashtag to tell you the little things I love about my library and libraries in general. And I might throw in a couple of #libraryloathes for good measure!

#mylibrarylookslike – Each day, I’ll be tweeting a picture I’ve taken of my library to show you how I see the library I work in.

I normally tweet as @missrachelsmith, or institutionally as @dulib and I’d love to continue the conversations I start this week!

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