Twitter is a great social media tool to advocate for your library. Tweets can be shared by other educators in your building or district who use Twitter, and parents can easily subscribe to view library activities. A great tweet can be shared globally to better spread the message about great libraries.
I love the affirmation when one of my tweets is liked or retweeted. I hope that the tweet makes a good impression and helps reinforce the great things libraries and librarians do each day.
It can be one of the many ways we advocate for our role impacting student learning and the culture of a building.
What tweets gets the most likes and retweets?
A tweet that contains an image will be viewed and retweeted more often. Buffer conducted a study about the “sharability” of tweets. Click here to view specifics.
Tweets with a hashtag received 16% more activity while a tweet with a photo received 35% more activity. Buffer also suggested that visuals with quotes have a bigger impact.
What are some ideas for adding images to Twitter?
My goal this school year involved adding visuals to our library twitter account @bvwlibrary.
We add images with students as much as possible, but if not, we try to be creative by adding cute memes. The tweets include information about projects, links to student work, statistics about library usage, and quotes from books.
In a recent tweet, we included a statistic, tagged a vendor, and added a meme. The tweet involved our usage statistics during the month of November.
How do I easily add images to tweets?
Img Flp: This site allows you to choose one of the provided images and customize with a quote.
Image Chef: Similar to Img Flp, you can use a provided image and add a quote. It provides the ability to upload an image too.
Piktochart: You can create an infographic using the provided templates. Idea: Post the entire infographic or part of the graphic in several tweets.
Author: Becca Munson
Becca Munson, Librarian, is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 23 years of experience in education. She is currently a school librarian at Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, KS. Becca continues to find ways to positively impact student learning with literacy initiatives, technology integration, and building rapport with students and staff. Follow her on Twitter to view the library in action @bvwlibrary and @beccamunson .
Categories: Advocacy/Leadership, Blog Topics, Technology
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