This blog is one of the ways that the publications staff behind The Auk and The Condor connects with the journals’ readers (a.k.a. you!). Another? Social media.
Each journal has its own Twitter account (@AukJournal and @CondorJournal), where we share the latest ornithology research—from other publications as well as our own—and news that’s relevant to our community. The American Ornithological Society, our parent organization, also uses social media—in addition to Twitter, they’re on Facebook and Instagram. You don’t need an account on any of these sites to read the content posted there, and checking them out periodically will help you keep up with the latest developments in the American ornithology world.
If you’re interested in learning more about social media, whether you’re an avid user looking to get some new tips or you’re thinking of wading in for the first time, you should consider attending the social media symposium at American Ornithology 2017, the joint annual meeting of AOS and SCO (the Society of Canadian Ornithologists) that’s coming up in Michigan. The symposium begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, and will cover how using social media for science communication can benefit your research and your career. Hope to see you there!