The Tweet That Netted Two Pounds

Well Done  – Leicestershire Museums and Libraries

I’m a great fan of the work that Leicestershire Museums and Libraries (2 different services I think) are doing with social media.

For those who haven’t seen it yet, there was an announcement on Friday from a government bod that he was going to tear down various public sector websites because of the cost.

Leicestershire Libraries and Museums (notice I changed the order there – just in case :)) have also started to work twitter pretty well.  Today I followed the tweet above out of curiosity and it was exactly the subject I have a real interest in.

There was a nominal admission charge of £2 – so that tweet clearly worked.

Please don’t read this as a flippant comment – it does show that there are real opportunities for public sector bodies to make systematic, regular use of social media.

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So what’s my job?

Recently we’ve worked with various groups bringing businesses into schools – these visits have been really enjoyable and very informative.

Carolyn Holmes put a superb entry on the Leicesterhsire Museums blog yesterday explaining the curator’s role.

The post is well worth seeing – if only for the marvellous butterfly picture!

The way the curator’s role is laid out could lend itself to great writing practice. The same approach could be used to ask pupils to write about the role of a fireman, bus driver, policeman, teacher, headteacher, celebrity 😦