Do you have a Twitter account for yourself or your school library media program? Have you ever participated in a Twitter chat? Leading and participating in a Twitter chat can be great professional development.
Here are some school librarian Twitter chats that you may want to consider joining:
- #nctlchat – NC Teacher Librarian Chat – Sundays at 7:30PM EST – While NC school librarians lead the conversation, you certainly do not have to be from this southern state to join the talk on school library topics. Check out their website: http://www.nctlchat.com/
- #TLchat – Teacher Librarian Chat – 2nd Mondays at 8:00PM EST – A dozen nationally known teacher librarians lead the conversations around pertinent educational and school library issues. Check out their website: http://tlchat.wikispaces.com/
- #vaslchat – Virginia School Librarian Chat – Tuesdays at 8:00PM EST – While Virginia school librarians lead the conversation, you again do not have to be from the state to join the talk on school library topics. Check their archives: http://hcpslibraries.org/archived-vaslchat-links/
- #txlchat – Texas Librarian’s Chat – Tuesdays at 9:00PM EST – Texas school librarians explore current issues in school libraries in this now weekly chat. Check out the website: http://txlchat.weebly.com/
The conversations go fast, but you can always search the tag and read the tweets at a later time. You can also check the archives of the chats on the websites. Looking forward to seeing you online!
Author: Deanna Harris
I have spent my career in education as a middle grades language arts teacher, a middle grades teacher librarian, and a coordinating teacher at the NC Department of Public Instruction. During my twenty-three years, I have focused on teaching and learning, student achievement, and teacher leadership. I have worked with beginning and veteran teachers through mentoring, internships, staff development, and professional learning teams.