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A look at Twitter and its use in the school library.

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    • Using Twitter in the School Library www.twitter.com
    • What is Twitter?
      • An information network
        • “Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Simply find the public streams you find most compelling and follow the conversations.” (twitter.com)
        • Consists of 140-character messages from all over the world
    • What is Twitter Lingo?
      • Tweet
        • Short message consisting of 140 characters or less
      • Follower
        • Twitter users who opt to receive your tweets
      • Follow
        • Twitter users who you opt to receive tweets from
      www.twitter.com
    • What is Twitter Lingo?
      • # - Hashtag
        • An organizational tool used to tag tweets
      • @
        • Symbol used to directly address a particular Twitter user
      www.twitter.com www.twitter.com
    • What is Twitter Lingo?
      • RT or Retweeting
        • Posting another’s tweet to all of your followers
      • URL shortening device
        • Adjusts long URLs to short URLs to be used in tweets (ex. bitly.com and tinyurl.com )
      www.twitter.com www.twitter.com
    • What is Twitter Etiquette?
      • Interaction
        • Twitter users should actively interact with each other not only follow others (ex. answer questions or ask questions)
      • Complete account profile
        • Include the name of your school or library and its URL
        • Use bio field to tell Twitter community about yourself or the library
    • How Can Twitter Be Used in the School Library?
      • Outreach to professionals and patrons
        • Provide services or resources to followers that may be useful to them (ex. educational tools or booklists)
        • Create booklists for followers to consider
        • Celebrate special events (ex. author’s birthday or Banned Books Week)
    • How Can Twitter Be Used in the School Library?
      • Professional development and networking
        • Converse and connect to other librarians during conferences or by following on Twitter
        • Make connections by retweeting a post you found interesting or interacting with other teacher librarians
    • How Can Twitter Be Used in the School Library?
      • Promotions of resources or events in the school library
        • Tweet about events that are occurring in the school library or new books added to the library collection
        • Create links to the school library blog, website, or other connections to your library
        • Create posts or links to something you have created (ex. book trailer or book talk)
    • How Can Twitter Benefit the School Library?
      • Measure the effectiveness of interacting with students and staff on Twitter
      • Twitter is a free resource, which is beneficial for tight school library budgets
      • Twitter accommodates multiple formats
        • Phone, twitter.com , via RSS feed, or via email
    • How To Start Using Twitter?
      • Sign up for an account – It’s FREE!
        • Twitter.com
      • Watch a video on using Twitter
        • How to Use Twitter Video
      www.twitter.com
    • Who Could you Follow?
      • Associations and Awards
        • @aasl
        • @ALAyma
      • Review Journals and Magazines
        • @sljournal
        • @LibraryJournal
        • @voyamagazine
    • Who Could you Follow?
      • Publishers
        • @scholastic
        • @harperteen
      • Social Media
        • @unquietlibrary
        • @BlueSkunkBlog
        • @goodreads
    • Want to Know More?
      • Contact me at
      • [email_address] or
      • @MirandaKral via Twitter
    • References
      • Carscaddon, L. & Harris, C.S. (2009). Working the social: Twitter and FriendFeed. Library Journal , 134 (11),
      • 24-26.
      • Cole, S. (2009). 20 ways for librarians to use Twitter. Library Journal , 134 (11), Retrieved from
      • http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com.
      • Marcoux, E. (2010). Tweeting. Teacher Librarian , 37 (5), Retrieved from http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com.
      • Farkas, M. (2010). Dipping into the stream. American Libraries , 41 (5), Retrieved from
      • http://web.ebscohost.com.
      • Foote, C. (2010). Everyday advocacy: making a case for libraries is easy with web tools. Here's how to get
      • started. School Library Journal , 56 (8), 28-30.
      • Harris, C. (2007). Tweets at your library. School Library Journal , 53 (11), Retrieved from
      • http://web.ebscohost.com.
      • Milstein, S. (2009). Twitter for libraries (and librarians). Computers in Libraries , 29 (5), Retrieved from
      • http://web.ebscohost.com.
      • Rodzvilla, J. (2010). New title tweets: using Twitter and Microsoft Excel to broadcast new title lists.
      • Computers in Libraries , 30 (5), Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.
      • Trinkle, C. (2009). Twitter as a professional learning community. School Library Monthly , 26 (4), Retrieved
      • from http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com.
      • Twitter . (2011). Retrieved from www.twitter.com
      • Werner, K. (2011). The tweeting librarian. Voice of Youth Advocates , 33 (6), 518-519.