Twitter is a social networking tool consisting of messages which are 140 characters or less. Use it to broaden your professional learning network, gather information, or publicize your library.

Getting Started

Click below for instructions on getting started with Twitter.


Twitter Articles

100 Hundred Ways to Use Twitter in Your Library - Virginia Library Association Blog
Twitter for Librarians - The Ultimate Guide - from College @ Home
What is Twitter? Twitter for Librarians - by Phil Bradley
Six Great Twitter Quiz and Polling Apps
Perfect article on Twitter PD from the NY Times:

Who to follow if you're a librarian:

US! @mschwander , @bekcikelly , @khornberger

Mschwander's Twitter list of authors to follow
Mschwander's Twitter list of librarians to follow

Add a Twitter List Widget to your Library Website!

Directory of Librarians Who Twitter - from Just Tweet It
Top 10 Twittering Librarians - from Librarians Matter
Twitter for Librarians - Twitter4Teachers; see Twitter lists for all subject areas!
Huffington Post's 50 Best Book People on Twitter

Also, go to Twitter's #FollowaLibrarian to see who other librarians recommend!

How Your Students Can Use Twitter

One Book One Twitter
See @tombarrett presentation on 28 Interesting Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom
Use TweetKnot to create private Tweet groups where your students can collaborate. See my website, Students Using Twitter Create a Twitter Feed for students such as the one below.

Twitter Feeds

Use Twitter Search to find Tweet subjects which you would like to follow.

Then, embed a RSS Tweet Feed into your site:

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Twitter Poll

Poll Everywhere

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