More and more archivists are active on social media networks. One of these social media networks is Twitter. Lots of archivists from Museums and Archives are on Twitter and use it to inform their followers about events, new collections, publications and other things worth knowing, as well as keep in contact with their colleagues and followers.

Thursday June 9, 2011 is #AskArchivists Day on Twitter, which is being held to coincide with International Archives Day. On that day everybody can ask questions to archivists in the world on Twitter. The Twitter event is an international happening, so every archive and archivist in the world can take part.

The main goal of the Twitter #AskArchivists Day is to get more attention for archives and their collections and to know what archivists like about their profession. And of course that archivists and people on Twitter can get directly into contact with each other.

#AskArchivists is a follow on from the Twitter event #askacurator, which was held in September 2010 and it was a huge success! And I have no doubt that #AskArchivists Day will prove to be just as popular!

So jot down your questions, search Twitter for Archives repositories (if you’re not already following them) and sent them a question … and please remember to add in the hashtag #AskArchivists.

Other Links for #AskArchivists Day!
Follow @AskArchivists on Twitter
Find more information about #AskArchivists on the blog
Follow the hastag #AskArchivists on Twubs
The hashtag #AskArchivists is saved by Twapperkeeper