Social Media Week 2012


Social Media Week is one of the world’s most unique global platforms, offering a series of interconnected activities and conversations on emerging trends in social and mobile media.  How do you attend?  Attendee Registration for the September 2012 conference will begin on August 28, 2012.  Over 90% of events hosted during SMW are free.  Where an event session has a fee associated with it, it will be clearly stated.  Here is a schedule of events happening around the city of Vancouver in 2012.  Social Media Week 2012 in Vancouver is organized and hosted by Socialized, who helps organizations to effectively socialize by equipping them to profit and prosper using social media.

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, in support of Social Media Week, is actively involved in promoting its programs and services using social media.  Here is a following of some of the social media that we are currently using right now.  Check it out!

  • Twitter is a platform for communication and information dissemination as well as social networking in real-time thus bearing similarity to status updates in Facebook.   @ikblc_ubc  @sba_bc  @UBCLearn

  • Facebook social networking service launched in February 2004, and as of June 2012, Facebook has over 955 million active users!   Come check out the IKBLC Facebook page and “like” us!

  • QR Codes are placed throughout IKBLC – “Virtual Guestbook” which will award a prize to those who sign into the online guest book and leave their thoughts and comments about the current exhibition at IKBLC.


  • YouTube – UBC and IKBLC-based lectures, seminars, conferences and performances, the Learning Centre selects programs to be recorded which communicates and promotes UBC-based lectures and events as part of the IKBLC and UBC Library’s outreach activitie


  • Photo-Sharing – Google’s Picasa is an image organizer and viewer for organizing and editing digital photos. It is also an integrated photo-sharing website and used to embed images on the carousel slide viewer for the IKBLC homepage.


  • WordPress blog has been used as a social media channel to promote timely news & events, encourage dialogue with users, and also to share UBC Library/IKBLC resources (such as the latest webcasts).


  • Foursquare is a combination of Twitter, gaming, and Yelp.  When a user “check-ins” to a location, options include pushing the checkin to Twitter, Facebook, or keeping it just for foursquare users.


  • Augmented Reality – After selecting a “layer” to launch on the application, one can see the digital information displayed on top of the camera view simply by holding the phone over a specific area.  By turning around, a user can point his or her phone toward the various “Points of Interest” (POI).


  • Event Brite Eventbrite provides an effective suite of smart technological fixes for the issue of event management. Facilitates dissemination of information via a custom event webpage with unique URL

  • LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere.  Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next.