Twitter For Librarians

Getting Your Library on Twitter!

Twitter 101

Twitter is a social-networking & microblogging service that allows users to send short (140 characters or less) messages.

For educators Twitter is a Professional Learning Network open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Getting Started:

Create an Account

  1. Go to the sign-up page on Twitter and create an account.
  2. You will need to provide your library name, your library's gmail address, and create a password.
  3. Username: BuckhornHighLib, SMSLibrDutton, WGSLibrary, S9GSLibrary, MCMediaCenter
  4. Confirm your Twitter account via the email address you provided.

NOTE: Usernames can be changed later.

Edit your Profile (Don't Stay an Egg Head)

  1. When logged into your account, click the gear symbol in the upper right corner.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Profile on the left menu of items.
  4. Update your photo and/or header image.
  5. Update your name, location, and bio.
  6. Click the Save changes button.

NOTE: The bio & picture are public. This is how people will decide whether or not to follow you.

Sample Bio:

Welcome to Buckhorn High School Library!

Madison County Schools

Local Mentions for Your #librarytuesday Tweets!




Local People To Follow

@MadCoSchools- Madison County Schools

@SuptMattMassey- Matt Massey, future MCBOE Superintendent

@Tim_Solley- Tim Solley, director of Middle Schools

@Vsullivan- Vickey Sullivan, Instructional Technology

@WTMarkham- BHS Principal

@buckhorn_high- BHS

@BuckhornHighLib- BHS Library

@HMCEMA- Madison County EMA

State Suggestions:

@MunioLibrarian (Dede Coe- Library Media Partners @ State Dept)

@lowrymeg (Meg Lowry- Library Media Partners @ State Dept)


@TBice- Dr. Bice


Other Educational Suggestions:

@21stCenturyTch- 21st Century Teacher

@rmbyrne- Free Technology for Teachers blog writer


@RemindHQ- Remind 101

@educreations- Educreations

@SkypeClassroom- Skype collaboration for teachers





@CommonSense- Common Sense Media

@ALEX_Education- Alabama Learning Exchange





Librarians Should Follow:

@MCLAalabama- MCLA

@ALLACOM- AL Library Assoc.

@ALLibAssoc- ALLA

@ALALibrary- American Library Association

@aasl- American Assoc, of School Librarians

@elissamalespina- Elissa Malespina, ISTE Library PD Chair

@jenniferlagarde- Library Girl

@istelib- ISTE Librarians PLN


@NikkiDRobertson- TL Chat Moderator

@HMCPL- Huntsville Public Library

@GoddessReading- Zombielibrarian

@PageTurnersBlog- PageTurnersBlog

@sljournal- School Library Journal

@goodreads- Good Reads

Elementary Suggestions:




@myschoollibrary (Cari Young)








Secondary Suggestions:

@HMCPL_Teens- Huntsville Library Teens



YA Authors:












Helpful Resources: List of Twitter Users Divided by Content Area Guide to Educational Twitter Hashtags Librarian Twitter Chats

Hashtag Guide

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Twitter Chats for Teachers

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Ideas for Twitter & Your Library

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Local Twitter Experts