Monday Means Leadership: School Librarian Twitter Chats as Professional Development

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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.



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4 replies

  1. #TLElem stands for Teacher-Librarian Elementary, and is a great hashtag for librarians who serve kids in grades K-5. In fact, we have a live twitter chat tonight (3/16/15) at 8:45 EST. Topic: Re-invigorating Digital Literacy! You can find more info (along with chat archives) at http://tlelem.wikispaces.com/

  2. I love that you are highlighting School Librarian Twitter Chats; they are a great way to connect with others and learn about what others are doing. I’m a co-moderator on #txlchat and we recently moved our #TXLChat site over to http://txlchat.weebly.com/ Could you update the website information? We’d sure for TL’s to get additional info about what we do and also review archived chats. Thanks!

  3. The new archive address for txlchat is http://txlchat.weebly.com Could update the address above? Thanks.

    Also Kentucky School Library Association has a very nice chat on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:00PM EST #kylchat

  4. Becky and Sharon – Thanks for the updated information. Keep on tweeting!

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