The Academic Library in Times of Change

Hashtag Info Lit: A text analysis of information literacy tweets

April 13, 2018
5:30  -  7:30
Ballroom

Session Category :  Poster 

This poster will provide a text analysis of tweets related to information literacy, the ACRL Framework, and critical librarianship. Viewers will enjoy a variety of graphical interpretations of the data. The analysis will identify the most prevalent terms that are used in dialogues about information literacy and related topics, as well as the most prominent Twitter accounts discussing these issues.

Text analysis provides a new way to look at conversations about a core area of librarianship. What words are we using to discuss information literacy? Who is tweeting and retweeting on this topic? As librarians think and talk about our shifting approach to information literacy, a text analysis of tweets can shed some light on what we are saying, how we are saying it, and who is saying it.