written on Sep 04, 2010 by Rachel Varon
In conjunction with our upcoming webinar, MIDEA Presents: How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook featuring social media expert Beth Kanter, MIDEA is kicking off the fall with a new initiative called Social Media Roundups.
Social Media Roundups are our way to practice using social networking tools to support interesting conversations about digital media and art museums. Many MIDEA members are already engaged in these tools (and we use them all here at the NMC). However, we want to encourage sharing within our MIDEA community. Each month we will kick off a new topic for a Roundup and invite you to respond using a social media tool or tools.
As a followup to the June 2010 MIDEA workshop and next week’s webinar, we will launch our first Social Media Roundup with a discussion about social media and museums. We anticipate the next few topics to be ones that emerge from the soon-to-be-released 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition.
To participate in the September Roundup, pick one or more of these options:
Join the Social Media Roundup via Facebook
Join the Social Media Roundup via Twitter
Join the Social Media Roundup via Delicious
We will be following the responses, posing new questions, and helping to keep the conversation going- you can see the latest content from all three of our Roundup Tools on the MIDEA Social Media page. We are also keeping an eye out for your posts about special news and projects to feature as spotlights on the MIDEA website, and we’ll of course report back to the community about what we find.
Look for our prompts in the next few days on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere — and then jump in and respond! If you need any help through any of this process, please let us know. Join us on the MIDEA Social Media Roundup!
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Rachel Kuniansky Varon works as the Associate Director of MIDEA. In this role, Rachel leads a team of digital media experts that trains and supports art museums in the state of Texas, assisting them in the creation of engaging museum education and outreach materials for the web. Additionally, Rachel manages the Steve in Action Project, an IMLS grant, a three-year effort to develop, demonstrate, evaluate, and document social tagging tools and methods in a range of cultural heritage settings. Rachel grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and first moved to Austin for her undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin. Rachel completed her MA in Art Education from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. While completing her degree, she also worked at the Blanton Museum of Art, where she initiated a number of digital education projects including student created podcasts and a multi-media website about the traveling exhibition, Geometry of Hope. She lives in South Austin with her husband Alberto, daughter Helena, and fearless dog, Luna. She loves finding ways to enhance museum experiences through technology.
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