Check out our new Griffith Uni IT social media pages

We’re sure you’ve been following our Library social media pages—FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube—for ages, right?

Well, did you know that Digital Solutions has recently launched social media pages, too?

Stay up-to-date with Griffith University’s IT – find out about the IT services we offer, news and updates, IT discounts, events and interesting IT information. You can follow @GriffithUniIT on:


Are you following us on Twitter?

If you’re a fellow Twitter user (like us), there are a few things we suggest you should be doing:

  • Adhering to the 280 character limit.
  • Check out the hashtag #kittens when you need a study break. Stressed? Fluffy kittens are sure to help. #Cute.
  • Don’t spam.
  • Re-tweet stuff you think is cool!

Oh, we almost forgot one:

Just like you use different social media for different things, so do we. While our Library Blog here is full of useful (and fun!) information which may go into a little more depth, our Twitter page is great for getting a quick snapshot of info and finding out what’s happening in your Griffith library.

So, if you’re a fellow Twitter user–come on over and follow us. Like us, retweet us, do all the Twitter stuff! Or just follow our page quietly. Really, it’s your choice.

And if you’re not a Twitter user, why not consider joining? It’s a great way to stay on top of information!


Did you know we’re on Twitter, too?

Us library staff like to think we’re a little hip (we’re not all cats and cups of tea, you know). And, even though we may not always be hip, our Twitter certainly is.

Yep, our Twitter. In case you didn’t already know, Griffith library is on Twitter. And most other major social media, too: FacebookInstagram and our wonderful blogs like this one.

Just like you use different social media for different things, so do we. While our library blog here is full of useful (and fun!) information which may go into a little more depth, our Twitter page is great for getting a quick snapshot of info. And it’s awash with funny gifs too!

So, if you’re a fellow Twitter user–come on over and follow us. Like us, retweet us, do all the Twitter stuff! Or just follow our page quietly. Really, it’s your choice.

And if you’re not a Twitter user, why not consider joining? It’s a great way to stay on top of information!


5 reasons why you should follow our Instagram

Not only are we the best library blog on the planet, we are even dominating #socialmedia. You see, we’ve got Twitter and Facebook, but today is all about the #Insta!

  1. 1. We care about our #students, give #studytips and remind you referencing is kind of a big deal, with #consequences.
  2. 2. We use our degrees to teach you about native Australian flora such as #wattles being technically a fluorescence, not a flower!
  3. 3. We give some good #motivational advice to help you #succeed with your #studies.
  4. 4. We like #libraries and #librarians even when they aren’t our own and love we kept #oldschoollibrarian photos!
  5. 5. We love #books and #animals – and let’s be honest, if you don’t love those things, should we really be #friends?

In fact, one user said they’ve “been astonished by” our “awesome work for some time” and we are choosing to believe it’s not a bot due to our popularity over QUT Library Instagram!

P.S. We are just playing with you QUT Library, we actually love you guys and the playful rivalry we have together!


Follow us on Twitter!

Now, we’re no Modern Seinfield, but we daresay our Twitter account is pretty cool. Unless calling yourself cool negates the cool (does it?).

Regardless, we also daresay you should follow our Twitter account – @GriffithLibrary.

Just like you use different social media for different things, so do we. While our library blog here is full of useful (and fun!) information which may go into a little more depth, our Twitter page is great for getting a quick snapshot of info. And it’s awash with funny gifs too!

So, if you’re a fellow Twitter user – come on over and follow us. Like us, retweet us, do all the twitter stuff! Or just follow our page quietly. Really, it’s your choice.

And if you’re not a Twitter user, why not consider joining? It’s a great way to stay on top of information!


Check out our Library Twitter

Library Twitter

Us library staff like to think we’re a little hip (we’re not all cats and cups of tea, you know). And, even though we may not always be, our Twitter certainly is.

Yep, our Twitter. In case you didn’t already know, Griffith library is on Twitter. And most other major social media, too: FacebookInstagram, our wonderful blogs like this one.

Just like you use different social media for different things, so do we. While our library blog here is full of useful (and fun!) information which may go into a little more depth, our Twitter page is great for getting a quick snapshot of info. And it’s awash with funny gifs too!

So, if you’re a fellow Twitter user – come on over and follow us. Like us, retweet us, do all the twitter stuff! Or just follow our page quietly. Really, it’s your choice.  

And if you’re not a Twitter user, why not consider joining? It’s a great way to stay on top of information!


Hashtags for the researcher

Hashtags are the way topics and conversations are grouped on Twitter and other social networks. But they have a history longer than the digital age.

Keith Houston, in his blog Shady Characters, traced the hashtag back to the fourteenth century when medieval monk-scribes abbreviated the the Latin term libra pondo as ℔ (with a line through it). This eventually became the familiar # for convenience. From there the symbol took on a multitude of uses including coding in some early programming languages, labeling of IRC channels and as a button on 1960’s telephones.

According to research, Twitter is becoming an integral avenue for researchers to explore their disciplines, engage with each other and share their work. Check out these researcher themed hashtags on Twitter:

For further information on increasing your impact with the use of various social media, the library offers the HDR workshop “Build and leverage your research profile”. Discipline Librarians can also offer advice on the effective use of social media in connecting with other researchers.

Did you know that Griffith University will often include the #griffithlibrary when talking about our own research?