March 28, 2017

Should “Tweeps” Be in the Dictionary?

SPONSORED BY: Oxford University Press and Library Journal

EVENT TIME AND DATE: Tuesday June 18, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

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How does social media impact our view of dictionaries and the development of the English language? In this webcast, a dictionary editor, a reviews editor from Library Journal, and a linguist, lexicographer, and language columnist come together to discuss and debate this topic.

Katherine Martin- Head of US Dictionaries, Oxford University Press

Katherine Connor Martin is Head of US Dictionaries at Oxford University Press. She joined the Oxford English Dictionary as an editor in 2003, after studying History at Yale University and the University of Iceland, and lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two daughters.

Henrietta Thornton-Verma– Reviews Editor, Library Journal

Henrietta Thornton-Verma (, @ettathornton) is reviews editor at Library Journal, edits Library Journal and School Library Journal‘s reference review columns, and covers ereference and digital databases for LJ. Before joining LJ‘s staff, Etta was reference editor at SLJ for five years and edited that magazine’s Series Made Simple supplement. Etta, who is from Ireland, has also been a reference librarian and a library director and is the mom of two avid readers.

Ben Zimmer- Executive Producer,Visual Thesaurus and

Ben Zimmer is a linguist, lexicographer, language columnist, and all-around word nut. He is the executive producer of Visual Thesaurus and, and is the language columnist for The Boston Globe.

Josh Hadro– Executive Editor, Library Journal

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