"Whether your future lies in academia or other professions, building and maintaining a scholarly and professional profile online can be an
important and strategic part of candidature. If a potential collaborator or employer can’t Google your name and discover details of research expertise and
how to contact you, then for many people you don’t exist! In this workshop Dr Leaver will give an overview of the tools available for building an online
presence (blogs, social networks, bespoke profiles such as Academia.edu, citation presences such as Google Scholar) and examine some of the questions it’s worth asking before you leap online, including: should I set up a blog? Which
free tools are best for me to establish an online presence? Who owns my writing or pictures if I post them online? Are Facebook or Twitter useful tools for networking with colleagues and scholars? How do you balance Facebook as a
place for sharing personal information versus a place for building a scholarly profile? What exactly is Twitter, what’s a conference ‘backchannel’, and
why do more and more academic conferences have an official “hashtag”?"