125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter

It’s nice to have a support network of smart librarians to talk to and learn from on Twitter. I’ve compiled a list of 125 librarians I recommend following on Twitter. Read Library Science Daily for their contributions to my library world. I publish it every morning.

  1. David Lee King @davidleeking Digital Services Director – Topeka, KS
  2. Shannon Miller @shannonmmiller Teacher librarian – Van Meter, IA
  3. Joyce Valenza @joycevalenza Teacher-librarian – Abington, PA
  4. bookavore @bookavore Head of RA
  5. Buffy Hamilton @buffyjhamilton Learning Strategist
  6. jessamyn west @jessamyn Community Technology Librarian – Vermont
  7. Joe Murphy @libraryfuture Tech trend spotter & librarian – LA
  8. Josh Hanagarne @joshhanagarne Author – Salt Lake City
  9. The Daring Librarian @gwynethjones Teacher-Librarian – Washington, DC metro
  10. Sarah Houghton @TheLiB Director – San Rafael, CA
  11. Stephen Abram @sabram VP Strategic Partnerships and Markets – Toronto, ON
  12. Greg Lambert @glambert Law Librarian – Houston, TX
  13. Meg Gerritsen Knodl @DotMeg Community manager – Minneapolis, MN
  14. James Neal @james3neal Recent MLS
  15. Bobbi Newman @librarianbyday – Iowa, USA
  16. Phil Bradley @Philbradley Librarian & internet consultant – London, UK
  17. Judy O’Connell @heyjudeonline – Sydney, Australia
  18. Liz Burns @LizB Book reviewer, blogger, librarian
  19. Rita Meade @ScrewyDecimal Public librarian – Brooklyn, NY
  20. Marshall Breeding @mbreeding Independent consultant, speaker, author – Nashville, TN
  21. Michael Stephens @mstephens7 Educator, librarian, blogger
  22. Eric Rumsey @ericrumsey – Iowa City
  23. K.G. Schneider @kgs University librarian – Bay Area, CA
  24. Ned Potter @theREALwikiman Academic Liaison Librarian
  25. Steven R. Harris @srharris19 Library collections dude – Albuquerque, NM
  26. INALJ (Naomi House) @needalibraryjob
  27. Nessa Morris @Nessa_Morris Regional Librarian – Taylor, MI
  28. Jason Griffey @griffey Head of Library Information Technology – Sewanee, TN
  29. Keisa Williams @keisawilliams Academic Librarian
  30. Andy Burkhardt @vonburkhardt Assistant Director – Burlington, VT
  31. Ranti Junus @ranti Systems/E-resources Librarian – Lansing, MI
  32. lisacarlucci @lisacarlucci – New Haven, CT
  33. John Dupuis @dupuisj Associate University Librarian – Toronto, ON
  34. Lauren Gilbert @UffishL Head of Community Services – Long Island
  35. Travis Jonker @100scopenotes Elementary school librarian – Michigan
  36. Robin Ashford @rashford Academic librarian – Portland, OR
  37. Kelly Jensen @catagator
  38. Anna @helgagrace Reference librarian – MA
  39. Jo Alcock @joeyanne – West Midlands, UK
  40. valerie forrestal @vforrestal Academic librarian – Bayonne, NJ
  41. Meredith Farkas @librarianmer Head of Instructional Services – Portland, OR
  42. Toby Greenwalt @theanalogdivide – Chicago
  43. Abby Johnson @abbylibrarian Children’s Manager – New Albany, IN
  44. Colleen Greene @colleengreene Systems Librarian – Orange County, CA
  45. Tom Bruno @oodja – Milford, CT
  46. Laura Solomon @laurasolomon Library Services Manager – Cleveland, OH
  47. Kate @librarian_kate – Norwalk, CT/New York City
  48. Robert Smith @rosmith11 Subject Specialist for Science & Engineering – Canada
  49. Lisa Bunker @mutabilis Social Media Librarian – Tucson, AZ
  50. Lisa Whatshername @pnkrcklibrarian – Michigan
  51. Laura Leavitt @leavitt9 Business librarian
  52. Daniel Messer @bibrarian
  53. Steven M. Cohen @LibraryStuff Law Librarian – NY
  54. PrincessOfTheWorld @princessofworld – Mission, KS
  55. lauren pressley @laurenpressley Head of Instruction – Winston-Salem, NC
  56. CogSci Librarian @CogSciLibrarian – Chapel Hill
  57. Memo @m3mo Anarcholibrarian – Boise, ID
  58. Aaron Tay @aarontay – Tampines, Singapore SG
  59. Sarah Anderson @SarahJLA – Vancouver, BC
  60. Katy Wrathall @SmilyLibrarian – UK
  61. Tiffini Travis @mojo_girl Director of Information Literacy & Outreach Services
  62. Ellyssa Kroski @ellyssa – NYC
  63. Mylee Joseph @myleejoseph – Sydney, Australia
  64. Mick Fortune @mickfortune Library automation expert
  65. John Fink @adr Digital Technologies Development Librarian – Hamilton, Ontario
  66. Allison Tran @alli_librarian Teen services librarian – Southern California
  67. Erin Dorney @edorney Outreach Librarian – Lancaster, PA
  68. Annie Pho @catladylib Reference and instruction librarian – Chicago
  69. Aaron Schmidt @walkingpaper
  70. Jason Kucsma @J450NK – Brooklyn, NY
  71. Maryann James-Daley @missjames Web & Social Media Specialist – Washington, DC
  72. Frank Huysmans @fhuysmans Professor of library & information science – Den Haag, Netherlands
  73. Linda Lindsay @mauilibrarian2 School librarian – Maui
  74. Cecily Walker @skeskali Web services & UX librarian – Vancouver, BC
  75. Craig Anderson @libraryguy – Union, NJ
  76. Daniel Ransom @ThePinakes Librarian for Research and Electronic Resources – San Francisco
  77. Rachel P @archelina – Lewes, UK
  78. Joe Kraus @OAJoe Academic librarian – Littleton, CO
  79. Edith S @wiilassie – Lewisham, London
  80. Amanda Clay Powers @AmandaClay Co-coordinator of reference – Starkville, MS
  81. Emily J. Hurst @hurstej Medical Librarian – Houston, TX
  82. Chris Burris @burriscj Head of Serials Acquisitions
  83. jason clark @jaclark Digital Initiatives Librarian – Bozeman, MT
  84. Ron Kirsop @LibraryRon Adult Services Librarian
  85. Andrew McAlorum @ajmcalorum Digital Projects Librarian – Toronto
  86. lagina @lagina Catalog librarian – Southern California
  87. Lauren Bradley @BibliosaurusRex Systems Librarian – New York City
  88. Debra Gottsleben @gottsled School Librarian – Morristown, NJ
  89. Brian Greene @BrianLibrarian
  90. Ruth Kneale @desertlibrarian Systems librarian – Arizona
  91. Steve Thomas @stevelibrarian Assistant Branch Manager – Gwinnett County, GA
  92. Heather Moorefield @actinginthelib Education Librarian – Virginia
  93. Jim Bennett @JSSBennett Independent Libraries Professional – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  94. Melissa Brisbin @melissabrisbin Head of Emerging Technologies – Cape May County, NJ
  95. Dianne McKenzie @dimac4 Teacher Librarian – Hong Kong
  96. Corey Condello @coreycondello MSLIS – Rochester, NY
  97. David Parkes @daveparkes University Librarian – Staffordshire
  98. Alesia McManus @scilibchica Director of the Library – Maryland
  99. Jacob Berg @jacobsberg Library Director
  100. Erin, Librarian @tad_overdue – Goshen, IN
  101. Donna Feddern @infoexplora Digital Services Manager
  102. Joe Hardenbrook @mrlibrarydude Information literacy librarian – Appleton/Green Bay, WI
  103. Madigan McGillicuddy @madiganreads Public librarian – Atlanta, GA
  104. Lauren Dodd Hall @laurendodd Systems Librarian – Alabama
  105. Ziba Perez Zehdar @iLuvLibraries MSLIS – Southern California
  106. Jack Bullion @jackbullion Clinical Informationist – Dallas/Arlington, TX
  107. Peter Murray @DataG Library technologist – Columbus, OH
  108. Jen Waller @jenniferwaller – Oxford, OH
  109. Claire Stewart @claireystew Head, Digital Collections and Scholarly Communication Services
  110. Donna Bourne-Tyson @dbournetyson University Librarian – Halifax
  111. Ellen Mehling @ellennyc Director, Graduate Library School Program – NYC
  112. Melissa Ormond @mis2mo2 Embedded Horror Librarian – Chicago, IL
  113. Rob @svelteassassin – Orange County, CA
  114. Matthew Thomas @mjthomas43 eResources Librarian – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  115. Carly Dennis @lyrca – Portland, OR
  116. Rekesha Spellman @rekesha Reference librarian – Suffolk, VA
  117. Lindsey Levinsohn @LLevinsohn Director of Children’s Services – Sandusky, OH
  118. Jim DelRosso @niwandajones Digital projects coordinator – Ithaca, NY
  119. Annabelle Hepburn @annhepburn
  120. Scott Rader @scottyrader
  121. David Green @dpgreen Children’s & youth librarian – Wollongong, Australia
  122. brattylibrarian @brattylibrarian Academic librarian – Manchester, NH
  123. William Ottens @williamottens Library Director – Oskaloosa, IA
  124. Sarah Scott @Sarah_H_Scott – Bellevue, WA
  125. Frank Skornia @FSkornia – Norwalk, CT

You can read about the things that these librarians are doing at Library Science Daily.   I tried to list folks who were active on Twitter. Did I miss someone? Did I rank someone too low? Leave me a comment!

27 Responses to 125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter

  1. and can often be found speaking and consulting around the country on education, librarianship, technology, social media and education. She is a must-follow on Twitter!

  2. You should add @MrSchuReads, @jenniferlagarde, @MatthewWinner & @plemmonsa to name just a few amazing Teacher-Librarians. Thanks for the list and all the great suggestions in the comments!

  3. Could you please change my twitter account from @jokrausdu to @OAJoe. I had changed that twitter handle to be shorter and easier to remember. I am number 78. Thanks.


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  5. This is already a fine and full list, but if if the surface tension holds on a “full cup”, I’d suggest you add @stevehargadon and @freetechforteachers (Richard Byrne) neither librarians but both ace allies.

    Anne Weaver @Anneticipation and Karen Bonanno @kbonanno are two solid Australian librarians to follow

    Finally, I would suggest @wlmalit the Washington State’s School Librarians association collective postings.

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  7. Some inspirational people on this list, but it’s way too Amerocentric. Great to see a couple of “internationals” featured. Remember, Twitter is a global phenomena, there are loads of cool librarians outside the US of A! @philbradley @jennyluca @staceyt @judithway @sducharme @bookchica @librarydonna @megangraff @librarianedge @librareanne

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  9. I tweeted to say thanks for including me on this awesome list, but I want to say it again– thank you very much! Thank you for compiling this list. I’m excited to expand my network by following the librarians you’ve listed here, and those mentioned in the comments.

  10. WOW! Thank you so much, I’m honored to have been mentioned! I also was going to suggest my friends & colleagues:
    But it seems as my dear friend Jerry our CybraryMan has beat me to it! So let me add: Joquetta Johnson, the Digital Diva @accordin2jo ! Go Libraries!

    Srsly, tho.. thanks again, I’m chuffed to be mentioned & feel free to post my avatar 😉 it’s hawt! LOL
    ~Gwyneth Jones

  11. Fabulous list! Thank you so much for creating it. I follow most already! Great to have these links. I post about libraries/social media/ebooks etc. Public Librarian – Northern Ireland if anyone interested 😉 @peeweem

  12. Yay, thanks for the mention! Now I have a bunch of new people to follow!

  13. Thanks for an interesting and useful list, Matt. Curious to see how it will evolve…
    Ray (@RayPLib)

  14. Elissa Malespina

    I agree with Jerry you must include Nikki and Jenn. Both excellent resources. I would also not mind a mention @SOMSlibrary

  15. Can I stick my head above the parapet?
    Vice-chair of London & SE School Libraries Group, primary school librarian, school library and reader development consultant, published children’s & YA author.
    I’m active with school library campaigns and tweet for L&SE SLG.

  16. Great list. You have some of my favorite teacher librarians listed. Some you might want to include: @jenniferlagarde

    Definitely need to add: @NVBinder who moderates #libchat

    My list of some great teacher librarians are on this page on my site:
    Library Blogs, Sites – Librarians to follow

  17. Thanks for including me! Another librarian you may want to add to your list is @cyndie23 She’s a great librarian and tweeter.

  18. Sniff I didn’t make the cut but I know 2 people on the list so congrats to them! I can be followed at #trinitaslibrary

  19. While I agree with some and ‘absolutely not’ with others, I suggest you make this a List in your Twitter. Then we can all share your list & save work if we want to follow all 125.

    Some I think you missed:
    Natalie Binder, Moderator of the weekly #LibChat @NVBinder
    Julie Strange, Best presenter on Library Marketing, @strnglibrarian

  20. Lalitha Nataraj

    What a fabulous list- I follow many of these amazing people already. I would also include the awesome Angie Manfredi (@misskubelik) – her tweets about children’s/YA services and literature are sharp, well-articulated, and honest.

  21. Thank you for including me on this list! I agree with Marilyn’s recommendation of @sallyheroes. -@Sarah_H_Scott

  22. Thank you so much for including me!

  23. Marilyn Domney

    Hi, you should add https://twitter.com/sallyheroes (@sallyheroes )

    from New Zealand. I follow her. I am the reference librarian at Wellington City Libraries and my tweet handle is @wcl_Marilyn

  24. Thanks for adding me to the Twitter list! Now I have a few more librarians to follow on Twitter.

  25. Thanks for a great list! I’m @nic221 on Twitter.