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200 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 200 librarians I recommend following on Twitter. Read Library Science Daily for their contributions to my library world. I publish it every morning.

 

  1. Shannon Miller @shannonmmiller Teacher Librarian. 2014 LJ Mover & Shaker.Consultant. Denver, Colorado vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com
  2. Phil Shapiro @philshapiro Washington DC http://www.his.com/~pshapiro/briefbio.html
  3. Crime Travelers @PaulAertker Action-adventure travel writer for children. Author of http://www.crimetravelers.com Former cubicle dweller, librarian & teacher. http://www.amazon.com/Brainwashed-Crime-Travelers-Paul-Aertker/dp/194013711X
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  5. Jose Afonso Furtado @jafurtado Former art library director at Gulbenkian Foundation. Lisboa, Portugal http://linkedin.com/in/jatsf
  6. Joy Weese Moll @joyweesemoll Librarian Book Blogger Kirkwood, MO http://joyweesemoll.com
  7. Connie Crosby @conniecrosby Toronto, ON conniecrosby.blogspot.com
  8. Buffy J. Hamilton @buffyjhamilton Librarian and teacher; 2011 LJ Mover and Shaker. theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com
  9. James Neal @james3neal MLS from @I_UMD – Librarian Greenbelt, MD – Columbia, SC http://james3neal.tumblr.com
  10. Joyce Valenza @joycevalenza Assistant Professor Rutgers University SC&I, teacher-librarian Abington, PA about.me/jvalenza
  11. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5571/14745363688_e1561602d7_q.jpg The Daring Librarian @GwynethJones Teacher Librarian. DC Metro, HoCo, & Balto, hon! http://thedaringlibrarian.com
  12. David Lee King @davidleeking Topeka, KS http://davidleeking.com
  13. Stephen Abram @sabram Toronto, ON http://stephenslighthouse.com
  14. Anna M @helgagrace Public library reference librarian. Western MA fadedhat.blogspot.com
  15. Liz Burns @LizB Librarian. Earth http://lizburns.org
  16. Kelly Jensen @catagator Editor for @BookRiot. Reformed librarian. It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary YA Fiction (Book). Former Texan. http://stackedbooks.org
  17. INALJ (Naomi House) @needalibraryjob Library Journal Mover&Shaker 2013 US & International http://inalj.com
  18. Ian Clark @ijclark Radical librarian. Canterbury/London http://ijclark.com
  19. Cecily Walker @skeskali librarian Vancouver, BC http://cecily.info
  20. Tom Bruno @oodja Librarian @Yale. Milford, CT http://www.amazon.com/Tom-Bruno/e/B0075E4D6Q
  21. Siva Vaidhyanathan @sivavaid Author of The Googlization of Everything (2011), The Anarchist in the Library (2004), and Copyrights and Copywrongs (2001). Charlottesville, VA
  22. John Dupuis @dupuisj Science & Engineering Librarian, Steacie Science & Engineering Library, York University. Toronto, ON scienceblogs.com/confessions/
  23. Meg Gerritsen Knodl @DotMeg Minneapolis, MN
  24. Kate @librarian_kate Norwalk, CT/New York City http://katekosturski.info
  25. Brent Ferguson @webmaster_ref Librarian South Bend, IN http://myepl.org
  26. john fink @adr Hamilton, Ontario. http://jbfink.github.com
  27. Jenny Luca @jennyluca Director of ICT and eLearning. Australia http://jennyluca.com
  28. Library Girl @jenniferlagarde 2012 LJ Mover & Shaker. ALA/NYT I Love My Librarian Winner. http://librarygirl.net
  29. Sarah Houghton @TheLiB Librarian. San Rafael, CA http://LibrarianInBlack.net
  30. jessamyn west @jessamyn Rural librarian geek. vermont http://librarian.net
  31. Steven R. Harris @srharris19 Assistant Dean of Libraries, U. Nevada, Reno. Reno NV about.me/srharris19
  32. Ayla Stein @TheStacksCat Urbana, IL http://about.me/aylastein
  33. Ranti Junus @ranti Systems & E-resources Librarian. Lansing, MI, USA http://rantijunus.net
  34. Greg Lambert @glambert Law Librarian (BigLaw) Houston, TX http://geeklawblog.com
  35. pcsweeney @pcsweeney USCG Captain of the Story Sailboat http://www.thestorysailboat.com San Jose, CA http://pcsweeney.com
  36. Rita Meade @ScrewyDecimal Librarian. @BookRiot contributing editor/Dear Book Nerd host. Picture book author (S&S Kids, 2016!) Brooklyn, NY http://screwydecimal.com
  37. Phil Bradley @Philbradley A librarian & internet consultant. I teach effective internet search techniques, & use of Web 2.0 technologies. London UK http://philb.com
  38. Kathy Kaldenberg @scsdmedia Peripatetic Librarian. Iowa http://rebelmouse.com/scsdmedia/
  39. Anne Haines @annehaines web content specialist at an academic library annehaines.wordpress.com
  40. Ned Potter @ned_potter York http://ned-potter.com
  41. Marla Waltman @marlawd Toronto, Canada marlatravels.blogspot.com
  42. Robert Smith @rosmith11 Subject Specialist for Science & Engineering Carleton University Library Ottawa Canada. https://www.library.carleton.ca/contact/staff-directory/robert-smith
  43. Judy O’Connell @heyjudeonline Sydney, Australia http://judyoconnell.com
  44. Travis Jonker @100scopenotes Elementary school librarian. Michigan http://100scopenotes.com
  45. Marshall Breeding @mbreeding editor of Library Technology Guides, columnist for Computers in Libraries, Editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter Nashville, TN http://librarytechnology.org
  46. val forrestal @vforrestal web services librarian, cuny NJ/NY http://vforrestal.com
  47. Kimberly Rues @KimberlyRues Kansas City, MO about.me/kimberlyrues
  48. Bobbi Newman @bobbinewman Librarian. PhD student Media Studies CU Boulder. MA PoliSci, MA LibSci. Colorado, USA http://bobbinewman.net
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  50. Katy Wrathall @katy_wrathall Librarian UK somewhere smilylibrarian.wordpress.com
  51. C Foote @technolibrary Educ /librarian, 1:1 iPad campus http://futura.edublogs.org
  52. Eric Rumsey @EricRumsey Iowa City http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/needtoknow/2013/09/04/plant-based-foods-a-tricky-pubmed-search/
  53. Jacob Berg @jacobsberg Library Director. beerbrarian.blogspot.com
  54. Annie @catladylib I’m a librarian. 2014 ALA Emerging Leader. Chicago catladylibrarian.wordpress.com
  55. m3mo @m3mo Anarcho-librarian Boise, ID
  56. Librarianry @LibrarianRy Librarian that is looking to be educated by the masses. Madison, WI
  57. Michael Stephens @mstephens7 LIS educator Traverse City, MI http://tametheweb.com
  58. Declan Fleming @declan IT Director, library techie San Diego, California http://declan.net
  59. Chris Bourg @mchris4duke AUL for Public Services, Stanford University Libraries. Stanford, CA chrisbourg.wordpress.com
  60. Justin Hoenke @JustinLibrarian I am a librarian. I believe that our #1 job is to do awesome things for our communities. Chattanooga, TN http://justinthelibrarian.com
  61. Andy @wawoodworth Librarian extraordinaire. New Jersey, USA http://agnosticmaybe.wordpress.com
  62. J Way @judithway Australian high school teacher librarian. Melbourne http://jway.global2.vic.edu.au
  63. Ellyssa Kroski @ellyssa NYC http://ellyssakroski.com
  64. Robin Ashford @rashford Associate Librarian, Assistant Professor — Emerging Technologies Portland, Oregon, USA http://about.me/robinashford
  65. Mylee Joseph @myleejoseph urban librarian Sydney, Australia
  66. Cyndi @cyndie23 Children’s Librarian. Southern California
  67. pollyalida @pollyalida Librarian. NY about.me/pollyalida
  68. K.G. Schneider @kgs University librarian. Bay Area, California http://freerangelibrarian.com
  69. Nikki D Robertson @NikkiDRobertson EdCampATL CoFounder, School lib turned Inst. Tech Facilitator Huntsville, AL http://e.nikkidrobertson.com
  70. Pat Wagner @pat2pattern Denver http://sieralearn.com
  71. PrincessOfTheWorld @princessofworld Princess of the World and in my spare time I am also a librarian Henrico, VA notablereading.blogspot.com
  72. Daniel Messer @bibrarian Phoenix and Queen Creek, AZ http://cyberpunklibrarian.com
  73. Heather McCormack @HuisceBeatha Collection Development Manager of 3M Cloud Library. Country of Ungentrified Bklyn http://cloudunbound.tumblr.com
  74. Jason Griffey @griffey I write and talk about libraries. Sewanee, TN http://jasongriffey.net
  75. Bethany Nowviskie @nowviskie Director, Digital Research & Scholarship, UVa Library; CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow; Past Prez, Association for Computers & the Humanities Scholars’ Lab, U of Virginia http://nowviskie.org
  76. Jo Alcock @joeyanne Researcher, librarian. West Midlands, UK http://joeyanne.co.uk
  77. Carol Tilley @AnUncivilPhD Somewhere in the Midwest http://caroltilley.net
  78. Lisa Bunker @mutabilis I’m a Social Media Librarian. Tucson, AZ tucsontalks.blogspot.com
  79. greg hardin @ghardin academic librarian. dallas, tx about.me/ghardin
  80. gretchen caserotti @gcaserotti Balancing libraries, art, children and technology. 1st time Library Director in the land of Famous Potatoes. meridian, id
  81. Margot Note @margotnote Archivist and librarian. Author of Managing Image Collections: A Practical Guide (2011) and Project Management for Information Professionals (2015). New York City http://linkedin.com/in/margotnote/
  82. Julia @sparkymonster
  83. Professor Krampus @nnschiller librarian, professor PNW – Portland (ish) http://informationgames.info
  84. Jenny Levine @shifted Shifting libraries and the American Library Association (MPOW) Chicago, IL, USA http://theshiftedlibrarian.com
  85. Lauren Smith @walkyouhome LIS PhDer (young people’s relationships with political information, political agency and participation, critical infolit). Public library advocate. The Shire about.me/walkyouhome
  86. Shirley Burnham @ShirleyBurnham Swindon, England
  87. Kristen H. @bookgoil I’m an elementary school librarian in the suburbs of Chicago as well as a book blogger and lifetime reader. I read mainly YA & MG books and love graphic novels. IL, USA http://thebookmonsters.com
  88. Andromeda Yelton @ThatAndromeda LITA, Ada Initiative. Empowering librarians via code. Somerville, MA http://andromedayelton.com
  89. Steven M. Cohen @LibraryStuff Law Librarian. NY http://librarystuff.net
  90. Emily Clasper @eclasper Long Island, NY http://eclasper.com
  91. kate @itsjustkate
    http://loosecannonlibrarian.net
  92. Peter Brantley @naypinya Director Digital Library Applications, New York Public Library. New York http://nypl.org
  93. Stacy Dillon @mytweendom School Librarian. NYC tweendom.blogspot.com
  94. Heather Moorefield @actinginthelib Assistant Professor for The School of Library and Information Science at The University of SC. Chair of AASL Best Websites Committee. South Carolina http://techfifteen.com
  95. Colleen Greene @colleengreene Librarian, web developer, content strategist, educator @pollaklibrary. Genealogist, historian, foodie, hiker, quilter. Orange County, CA about.me/colleengreene
  96. Jody Wurl @Jodyth Public librarian with a focus on website ux, teens, filmmaking, and geek culture. Twin Cities http://linkedin.com/in/jodywurl
  97. Cathy Potter @cppotter K-5 Librarian, NBCT, book blogger & reviewer, chair of CYBILS Book Apps & Chickadee Award committee, co-host of #MELit
    feslibrarylens.blogspot.com/ Maine http://nonfictiondetectives.com
  98. Mx A. Matienzo @anarchivist Brooklyn, NY http://matienzo.org
  99. Jim Bennett @JSSBennett CLA Chair of Member Communications Standing Committee I Trustee Ottawa Public Library Board | President (2010-12) of Federation of Ontario Public Libraries Ottawa, Ontario, Canada https://www.facebook.com/jim.bennett.102361
  100. Toby Greenwalt @theanalogdivide Director of Digital Strategy at @CLP_Tweets. Pittsburgh, PA http://theanalogdivide.com
  101. Laura Solomon @laurasolomon Web developer, librarian Cleveland, Ohio http://meanlaura.com
  102. Ray Maxwell @hsifnihplod New business librarian at Hunter Library, Western Carolina U. Recovering foreign service officer, former naval officer. raymmaxx.wordpress.com/
    linkedin.com/in/rdmaxwell/
  103. Donna R @kebabette Christchurch, New Zealand episodictable.wordpress.com
  104. Lauren Gilbert @UffishL Librarian. Fiction reviewer for @LibraryJournal & @KirkusReviews. Long Island
  105. Andy Burkhardt @vonburkhardt Assistant Director for Digital Strategy @champlib. Burlington, VT http://andyburkhardt.com
  106. Sujei =) @sujeilugo librarian/doctoral candidate/film Boston, MA (via Puerto Rico) http://letterboxd.com/sujeilugo/
  107. Lalitha @librarian_lali Member of YALSA’s 2016 Printz Award Committee. Youth services & community college librarian. San Diego! masalareader.wordpress.com
  108. Linda Lindsay @mauilibrarian2 teacher-librarian Upcountry Maui http://mauilibrarian2.com
  109. Chris Burris @burriscj Winston-Salem, NC http://facebook.com/burriscj
  110. Missy @geceosan I am a librarian. North Carolina
  111. Linda W Braun @lbraun2000 Yth & Family Learning Manager Seattle Pub Lib, Ed Tech Consultant, educator, teen advocate, librarian, YALSA Past Pres http://leonline.com
  112. Jessica Olin @olinj Delaware letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.com
  113. kris @librarykris
  114. Ingrid @MagpieLibrarian Rainbow Book List Member! GLBT RT Director-at-Large! This is what a librarian looks like, kids. Brokelyn magpielibrarian.wordpress.com
  115. lorcan dempsey @lorcanD Working for libraries. Has worked for @dubcilib, @uniofbath, @jisc, @KingsCollegeLon, @oclc, … Columbus, OH http://orweblog.oclc.org
  116. Emily Lloyd @PoesyGalore Creator of 6 Words Minneapolis, Cards Against Librarianship, and Shelf Check. Minneapolis about.me/elloyd74
  117. Aaron Mueller @aaronmueller Teacher-Librarian: Parkland Secondary SD63 Saanich, BC. Instructor:UBC T-L Diploma program Saanich, BC, Canada aaronmueller.com
  118. Emily J. Hurst @hurstej Medical Librarian. Houston, TX emilyjhurst.net
  119. ostephens @ostephens Librarian – what else is there to say? Leamington Spa http://meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas
  120. Nancy Sims @CopyrightLibn Copyright Librarian at the U of MN. JD/MLS. Info & personal opinions on copyright, culture, etc. http://blog.lib.umn.edu/copyrightlibn/ Minneapolis, MN https://www.lib.umn.edu/about/staff/nancy-sims
  121. Kristi Chadwick @booksNyarn Library Advisor. 2014 LJ Mover & Shaker. 2013 LJ Reviewer of the Year. Western MA booksyarnink.com
  122. Tiffany Whitehead @librarian_tiff Teacher Librarian, LJ Mover & Shaker, ISTE Emerging Leader Baton Rouge, LA mightylittlelibrarian.com
  123. Steve Thomas @stevelibrarian Public librarian. Host of Circulating Ideas, the librarian interview podcast. Gwinnett County, GA http://circulatingideas.com
  124. Frank Huysmans @fhuysmans Den Haag, Netherlands warekennis.nl
  125. Allison Tran @alli_librarian Youth services librarian. Blog manager for YALSA’s The Hub. Southern California readingeverywhere.com
  126. Lauren Bradley @BibliosaurusRex Judaica Systems Librarian. New York City laurenbradleymlis.wordpress.com
  127. Alan Wylie @wylie_alan A Public Library Worker, Library/Anti-Privatisation Campaigner (VFTL, TLC & SUFL) London dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.com
  128. Sarah Gallagher @SarahLibrarina Librarian in Dunedin @Otago. Dunedin, New Zealand sarahlibrarina.tumblr.com
  129. Shelley (Diaz) Vale @sdiaz101 SLJ Book Reviews, Senior Editor. Future Librarian. Glendale, NY sdiaz101.tumblr.com
  130. Amy Watts @amywatts Athens, GA
  131. Joe Kraus @OAJoe Academic librarian. Littleton, CO libraryjoe.wordpress.com
  132. Angie Manfredi @misskubelik New Mexico fatgirlreading.com
  133. Joe Hardenbrook @mrlibrarydude Librarian @ #CarrollU Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA mrlibrarydude.wordpress.com
  134. Courtney Young @librarycourtney 2014-2015 ALA President, academic librarian (info lit, advising, tech, diversity) Pittsburgh courtneyyoung.org
  135. Jeremy Willette @libraryjet Teacher Librarian for over 700 great kids! From Maine, now living internationally. ECIS Library Committee. NBCT.
  136. Bethany @bookrarian Tweets of Bethany Morse; Librarian Louisville, KY about.me/bethany_morse
  137. Basso Continuo @bckaemper Lib(e)r(t)arian at Stuttgart University Library Stuttgart, Germany
  138. Micah Vandegrift @micahvandegrift Scholarly Communications Librarian at FSU. Tallahassee, FL micahvandegrift.com
  139. Josh Hanagarne @joshhanagarne Author of The World’s Strongest Librarian. Salt Lake City worldsstrongestlibrarian.com
  140. Robert H. McDonald @mcdonald Bloomington, IN rmcdonald.info
  141. Sian @siandart Sian was once locked in the school library for hours. She was probably bitten by a radioactive librarian, but the infection lay dormant… Melbourne goo.gl/UGAar
  142. Kirstin Dougan @kmdougan Music & performing arts librarian. Professional tweets at @mpalillinois. Urbana, IL about.me/kirstindougan
  143. Daniel Ransom @ThePinakes 2014 ALA Emerging Leader. San Francisco thepinakes.com
  144. Erin @LibrarianE13 Teen librarian, public library TN
  145. Jules Shore @7shores Systems Librarian Maryland suburbs of DC viewthunder.blogspot.com
  146. Graeme Oke @GraemeO28 University Science Librarian. Melbourne, Australia about.me/GraemeO28
  147. Céline Carty @cjclib Librarian. thingblogging.wordpress.com
  148. Sara Gillis @hfxlibrarian I’m a librarian in Halifax, but you probably guessed that already. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada http://soundfxnow.com/soundfx/Sad-Trombone.mp3
  149. Trevor A. Dawes @tadawes Experienced Librarian and Educator; Associate University Librarian, Washington University @WUSTLLibraries; Past President, @ALA_ACRL St. Louis, MO trevordawes.com
  150. Viva @VivaLibrarian Your favorite erotica librarian hanging out in collection development. Adjunct professor on the side. CO
  151. Trevor Owens @tjowens Digital Archivist/Historian at LC Hyattsville, MD trevorowens.org

  152. @parody_bit Developer, librarian, wireless engineer, feminist, maker, bird nerd. VA sheldon-hess.org/coral
  153. Rob @Svelteassassin Graduate of U of South Carolina and Pitt SIS. Orange County, CA
  154. Roy Kenagy @RoyKenagy Des Moines whatwouldranganathando.org
  155. Krista Godfrey @weelibrarian
    weelibrarian.com/blog/
  156. Laura Leavitt @leavitt9 Business librarian in an academic setting.
  157. Abigail Willemse @ajwillemse91 Electronic Resources Librarian. http://about.me/awillemse Hamilton, New Zealand octopuslibrarian.wordpress.com
  158. jaime hammond @trudysmoke Community college library director. Waterbury, Connecticut. libraryspaces.tumblr.com
  159. Jill Hurst-Wahl @jill_hw Director of the Library and Info. Science & School Media Programs in Syracuse University’s iSchool. Syracuse, NY ischool.syr.edu
  160. Sophie Brookover @sophiebiblio
    tinyletter.com/TwoBossyDames
  161. Mick Fortune @mickfortune Independent consultant. Library automation, procurement, standards. St Vaury & Oxford mickfortune.com/Wordpress
  162. Sarah Barker @sarahgb college librarian, literacy champion & cat whisperer. North Wales, UK flavors.me/sarahgb
  163. char booth @charbooth librarian encinitas/claremont infomational.com
  164. Tiffini Travis @mojo_girl librarian tiffinianne.wordpress.com
  165. Andy Plemmons @plemmonsa School librarian http://about.me/andy.plemmons Athens, GA barrowmediacenter.com
  166. Aeon Morays @Sara_Mooney Bryn Mawr, PA saramooney.com
  167. DrWeb @DrWeb2 Librarian known as DrWeb San Diego, CA drwebworld.blogspot.com
  168. Meredith Farkas @librarianmer Librarian, writer, teacher, and mom jumping off the tenure track for the sweet community college life. Portland, OR meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/
  169. Rachel P @archelina Lewes, UK playforth.wordpress.com
  170. Carli Spina @CarliSpina Emerging technologies librarian. I blog on tech @ http://carlispina.wordpress.com. Massachusetts carlispina.wordpress.com
  171. Lisa Hinchliffe @lisalibrarian Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction/Professor + PhD Student in Global Studies in Ed @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  172. Leah White @leahlibrarian Librarian. Chicago leahlwhite.com
  173. 40 Forever @booksnbdays I am a singing librarian. South Florida roxxyandjake.blogspot.com
  174. Cate Levinson @storytiming the librarian is a growing organism. chicago storytiming.com
  175. Andy Priestner @PriestLib Trainer/consultant on communication, social media, ethnography, and LEGO Serious Play. Also Information & Library Manager at Cambridge Judge Business School. Cambridge andypriestnertraining.com
  176. Nate Hill @natenatenate Deputy Director, Chattanooga Public Library. Chattanooga, TN natehill.net
  177. Henry Mensch @henare Henry Mensch is a @ischoolsu student (graduating may 2015!). librarian, technologist. http://hcm.im/resume San Francisco CA USA henare.org
  178. Matthew Hamilton @brewinlibrarian Denver, CO
  179. Abby Johnson @abbylibrarian Children’s Manager at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library in Southern Indiana. New Albany, IN abbythelibrarian.com
  180. Jonathan Broad @jmbroad Madison, Mostly
  181. Simon Barron @SimonXIX
    undaimonia.blogspot.com
  182. loidagarciafebo @loidagarciafebo International Librarian. President @InfoNewWave NYC loidagarciafebo.wordpress.com
  183. Abby Barker @abbybarker Felixstowe
  184. Erin Dorney @edorney Writer, VIDA intern, Co-founder of The Triangle http://thetrianglepa.com, Editor at @libraryleadpipe Lancaster, PA erindorney.com
  185. Kevin Sanders @moananddrone
    http://reflexivemirrors.wordpress.com/ Bath hairdryerexcommunication.wordpress.com
  186. Jennifer Hrusch @typealibrarian Public Library Manager. Columbus, OH typealibrarian.blogspot.com
  187. Dianne McKenzie @dimac4 MYP Teacher Librarian in HK by trade. Hong Kong librarygrits.blogspot.com
  188. Erin M @tad_overdue Indiana tadoverdue.com
  189. Sally Gore @mandosally Research evaluation analyst, librarian, exercise physiologist, ex-clergy, mandolin picker, dreamer of the ultimate scooter-driven espresso cart / bookmobile. Worcester, MA librarianhats.wordpress.com
  190. Aaron Tay @aarontay I’m a Librarian from the National University of Singapore. Singapore musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.com
  191. Alesia McManus @cclibchica Community college librarian. MD
  192. Stella Wisdom @miss_wisdom Curator, Digital Research @britishlibrary Co-founded Off the Map videogame design competition http://gamecity.org/alices-adventures-off-the-map/ N15, London, UK http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/
  193. Matthew R Dyer @mtthwdyr Columbus, Ohio vizualize.me/mtthwdyr
  194. Michael Sauers Michael Sauers @msauers Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission Lincoln, NE travelinlibrarian.info
  195. Elisabeth M Nylander @nylaelis Texas gal living out her happily ever after in Sweden. MLIS thesis on digital library tools in charter schools. Librarian at aleholm.savsjo.se. Jönköping about.me/ElisabethMuellerNylander
  196. Craig Anderson @libraryguy Purple-haired Librarian @ Kean University Library Union, NJ librarianinreallife.wordpress.com
  197. Ruth Kitchin Tillman @ruthbrarian Metadata Librarian at NASA Goddard (Cadence Group). Gamer. EAD nerd. Creator: http://EADiva.com. DC ruthtillman.com
  198. Matthew Ciszek @mciszek Librarian-scholar. Hermitage, PA about.me/mciszek
  199. lauren pressley @laurenpressley Director of Learning Environments for Virginia Tech University Libraries. blacksburg, va laurenpressley.com
  200. David Parkes @daveparkes University Librarian& ICT Assoc Director, National Teaching Fellow, Staffordshire dukedomlargeenough.blogspot.com

 

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Vine Offers Boundless Creativity for Libraries; Have You Heard?

Vine has been generating a great deal of buzz recently. The iOS app (owned by Twitter) has many users tinkering with the six second video capture see what it can do—both personally and professionally. We would be remiss if we did not mention actor Adam Goldberg, who has shown Vine users how powerful the app can really be (BlackBookMag.com has already crowned the actor ‘King of Vine’). Additionally, Turkish journalist Tulin Daloglu was able to use Vine to capture the aftermath of a terrorist attack on a US Embassy by a suicide bomber. These two instances of give us a great framework of possible use for the app in our communications both personally and professionally in either artistic or realist fashion.


 

So the questions is: how can libraries use Vine to their advantage? Are there libraries on Vine? Well, it doesn’t appear there are very many yet. Searching for libraries on Vine is quite a challenge. Luckily, most Vine users use their Twitter handles to create a Vine account, which makes it easier to track down users on Vine. However, since the technology is still new, there are not many libraries onboard.

 

Here is a list of libraries that are early adopters of Vine:

UCLA Powell Library — @UCLA_Powell
https://vine.co/v/brBgBDKIIet

The Mid Manhattan Library — @MidManhattanlib
https://vine.co/v/bJ3gTWrIHtZ

Topeka + Shawnee Public Library — @TopekaLibrary
https://vine.co/v/bJt25Kgezqp

SAMK Kirjasto (Satakunta University of Applied Sciences Library, Pori, Finland) — @SAMKlibrary
https://vine.co/v/bnQQ6xiBQW9

Falvey Library, Villanova University — @FalveyLibrary video posting in app; not shared to Twitter account

Brookline Library — @brklib
https://vine.co/v/bnEUZYKvVwh

Plymouth Libraries — @plymlibraries
https://vine.co/v/b1357QgKOhM

New York Institute of Technology Library — @NYITLibrary
https://vine.co/v/bvUxAuPbFZa

York Libraries — @YorkLibraries
https://vine.co/v/bJrWU2UdOUb

Lansdowne Public Library — @Lanspublibrary
https://vine.co/v/bruHhXbKdX6

Schaumburg Township District Library — @stdl
https://vine.co/v/b17je6Bl1DQ

 

Maybe these libraries have given you ideas of how to use Vine to reach patrons? These are the early stages of the app, and the potential is huge. Get on board and make something creative for your patrons!

 

I spent hours poring through Vine/Hootsuite Search Combinations/et cetera, so, I apologize if I have left out any libraries using Vine. Please post the details in the comments section so we can all see what you’re making!

Robert Mitchell is an MLIS candidate at the University of North Texas’ hybrid/distance based program that works in connection with the California State University, Northridge Library. Currently, he is a social media intern at UCLA Powell Library. He is interested in information systems, digital humanities, and digital libraries. He hopes to use social media and design to reach patrons and increase library relevancy. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @RobertMitchellV and LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/robertbeatymitchell.

 

100 Libraries to Follow on Facebook

Previously, I did a post called 100 Libraries to Follow on Twitter. This is a follow-up…a list of active libraries that provide great content on Facebook. They are quick to respond to people’s comments and questions, and the public is utilizing their Facebook pages. If you are trying to learn about what leading libraries are doing, check out the following 100 Facebook pages. Enjoy!

  1. The Library of Congress http://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress
  2. The New York Public Library http://www.facebook.com/newyorkpubliclibrary
  3. The British Library http://www.facebook.com/britishlibrary
  4. Columbus Metropolitan Library http://www.facebook.com/columbuslibrary
  5. Boston Public Library http://www.facebook.com/bostonpubliclibrary
  6. Brooklyn Public Library http://www.facebook.com/BrooklynPublicLibrary
  7. The Seattle Public Library http://www.facebook.com/SeattlePublicLibrary
  8. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County http://www.facebook.com/CincinnatiLibrary
  9. Multnomah County Library http://www.facebook.com/multcolib
  10. Chicago Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-Public-Library/35447572453
  11. Lawrence Public Library http://www.facebook.com/lawrencepubliclibrary
  12. Queens Library http://www.facebook.com/queenslibrarynyc
  13. Denver Public Library http://www.facebook.com/denverpubliclibrary
  14. Salt Lake City Public Library http://www.facebook.com/slcpl
  15. San Francisco Public Library http://www.facebook.com/sfpl.org
  16. Toronto Public Library http://www.facebook.com/torontopubliclibrary
  17. Free Library of Philadelphia http://www.facebook.com/freelibrary
  18. Cuyahoga County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cuyahoga-County-Public-Library/61234117754
  19. Wake County Public Libraries http://www.facebook.com/wcplonline
  20. Los Angeles Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-Public-Library/8543076113
  21. King County Library System http://www.facebook.com/kingcountylibrarysystem
  22. Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/TopekaLibrary
  23. Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library http://www.facebook.com/ccjpl
  24. Greene County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/greenelibrary.info
  25. Jacksonville Public Library http://www.facebook.com/jaxpubliclibrary
  26. Calgary Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Calgary-Public-Library/49297786525
  27. Salt Lake County Library Services http://www.facebook.com/saltlakecountylibrary
  28. University Of Warwick Library http://www.facebook.com/WarwickUniLibrary
  29. Stark County District Library http://www.facebook.com/starklibrary
  30. University of Glasgow Library http://www.facebook.com/uofglibrary
  31. Allen County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/AllenCountyLibrary
  32. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library http://www.facebook.com/cmlibrary
  33. Fayetteville Public Library http://www.facebook.com/FayettevillePublicLibrary
  34. Indianapolis Public Library http://www.facebook.com/indypl
  35. Sacramento Public Library http://www.facebook.com/saclibrary
  36. Hennepin County Library http://www.facebook.com/hclib
  37. National Library of Scotland http://www.facebook.com/NationalLibraryOfScotland
  38. McAllen Public Library http://www.facebook.com/mcallenlibrary
  39. Detroit Public Library http://www.facebook.com/detroitpubliclibrary
  40. Kenton County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/KentonCountyPublicLibrary
  41. Pima County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pimacountylibrary
  42. Mid-Continent Public Library http://www.facebook.com/mymcpl
  43. Smithsonian Libraries http://www.facebook.com/SmithsonianLibraries
  44. Enoch Pratt Free Library http://www.facebook.com/theprattlibrary
  45. St. Louis County Library http://www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary
  46. Green Library, Stanford University http://www.facebook.com/greenlibrary
  47. Faulkner County Library http://www.facebook.com/FCLHQ
  48. Boise Public Library http://www.facebook.com/boisepublib
  49. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library – Central Library http://www.facebook.com/buffalolibrary.central
  50. Birmingham Public Library http://www.facebook.com/BirminghamPublicLibrary
  51. Edmonton Public Library http://www.facebook.com/EPLdotCA
  52. Saint Paul Public Library http://www.facebook.com/stpaulpubliclibrary
  53. Canton Public Library http://www.facebook.com/CantonLibrary
  54. Orange County Library System (FL) http://www.facebook.com/oclslib
  55. The Kansas City Public Library http://www.facebook.com/kclibrary
  56. Iowa City Public Library http://www.facebook.com/icpubliclibrary
  57. Central Arkansas Library System http://www.facebook.com/cals.mainlibrary
  58. Yale University Library http://www.facebook.com/yalelibrary
  59. Milwaukee Public Library http://www.facebook.com/Milwaukee.Public.Library
  60. University of Melbourne Library http://www.facebook.com/unilibrary
  61. Cleveland Public Library http://www.facebook.com/clevelandpubliclibrary
  62. Baltimore County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/bcplonline
  63. Skokie Public Library http://www.facebook.com/skokielibrary
  64. Durham University Library http://www.facebook.com/dulib
  65. Princeton Public Library http://www.facebook.com/PPLNJ
  66. Kalamazoo Public Library http://www.facebook.com/KalamazooPublicLibrary
  67. Lexington Public Library http://www.facebook.com/lexingtonpubliclibrary
  68. DC Public Library http://www.facebook.com/dclibrary
  69. Vancouver Public Library http://www.facebook.com/vancouverpubliclibrary
  70. Hartford Public Library http://www.facebook.com/HartfordPublicLibrary
  71. Miami-Dade Public Library System http://www.facebook.com/miamidadepubliclibrary
  72. Musser Public Library http://www.facebook.com/MusserPublicLibrary
  73. Frisco Public Library http://www.facebook.com/friscolibrary
  74. Metropolitan Library System http://www.facebook.com/metrolibrary
  75. Omaha Public Library http://www.facebook.com/OmahaLibrary
  76. Fullerton Public Library http://www.facebook.com/FullertonPublicLibrary
  77. Austin Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-Public-Library/23296672318
  78. San Rafael Public Library http://www.facebook.com/srpublib
  79. Las Vegas-Clark County Library District http://www.facebook.com/LVCCLDLibrary
  80. Salem Public Library (Salem, OR) http://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon
  81. Howard County Library System http://www.facebook.com/HoCoLibrary
  82. Houston Public Library http://www.facebook.com/houstonlibrary
  83. Santa Clara City Library http://www.facebook.com/santaclaracitylibrary
  84. Nashville Public Library http://www.facebook.com/NashvillePublicLibrary
  85. Missoula Public Library http://www.facebook.com/missoulapubliclibrary
  86. Pasadena Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pasadenalibrary
  87. Laredo Public Library http://www.facebook.com/LAREDOPUBLICLIBRARY
  88. UCF Library http://www.facebook.com/ucflibrary
  89. Z. Smith Reynolds Library http://www.facebook.com/ZSRlibrary
  90. County of Los Angeles Public Library http://www.facebook.com/LACountyLibrary
  91. Christchurch City Libraries http://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityLibraries
  92. Pikes Peak Library District http://www.facebook.com/PikesPeakLibraryDistrict
  93. Cecil County Public Library http://www.facebook.com/cecilcountypubliclibrary
  94. Springfield City Library http://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldCityLibrary
  95. University at Buffalo Libraries http://www.facebook.com/ublibraries
  96. Novi Public Library http://www.facebook.com/novipubliclibrary
  97. Spokane County Library District http://www.facebook.com/SpokaneCountyLibraryDistrict
  98. UCLA Powell Library http://www.facebook.com/UCLA.Powell.Library
  99. Halifax Public Libraries http://www.facebook.com/hfxpublib
  100. Cypress Park Branch-Los Angeles Public Library http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cypress-Park-Branch-Los-Angeles-Public-Library/277042792349983

You can read about the things that these important libraries are doing at Library Science Daily. I publish it every morning. I tried to list libraries that were active on Facebook and had a lot of followers. Did I fail to mention your library’s Facebook page? Leave a comment!

Washington and Oregon’s Academic Libraries Are Defining the Future of American Libraries

37 academic libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are embarking on an ambitious project to share technical services resources, collection development efforts, and staffing. This is the Orbis Cascade Alliance, one of the leading library consortia in the United States. More than 250,000 full-time students in the region are experiencing the benefits of the cooperative purchasing of electronic resources and the delivery of materials to and from almost 300 libraries in the Pacific Northwest. These institutions – almost all the major colleges in the area – use cooperative collection development and daily delivery of physical materials (to 80+ drop sites). Effectively, there is now one huge collection, instead of many smaller collections. The libraries have joined forces for cataloging, e-resource management, collaborative collection development, and digital preservation.

All of the 37 libraries will be using the same staff- and public-facing software by 2015, making it very possible to streamline workflows for technical services. All libraries are migrating to new software, which is an enormous undertaking. People accessing the library inventory will have the same user experience at a major research university as those at a community college. Among others, the academic libraries include:

  • University of Washington
  • University of Oregon
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Idaho
  • Portland State University
  • Portland Community College
  • Western Washington University

Going forward, the alliance of these academic libraries will make the Pacific Northwest even more of a major hub for national library conferences. In the coming years, consortia around the country will look to what the Orbis Cascade Alliance did, and how they managed to do it. The benefits of the collaboration will include:

  • Ability to invest in emerging technologies
  • Ability to invest in under-supported services and initiatives
  • Cost-saving through shared services
  • Elimination of redundant, inefficient processes
  • Increased access to important library collections
  • Laying a permanent alliance for an expansive geographical area

For students at these institutions, more resources will be available than ever before, and in greater variety. For libraries outside the Pacific Northwest, it will be worth following the process, since libraries across the United States will be tempted to emulate the collaboration with neighboring institutions. Will this consortium lay the groundwork for all large consortial arrangements going forward?

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!

100 Libraries to Follow on Twitter

This is a list of active libraries that provide great content on Twitter. They are quick to respond to people’s comments and questions, and their presence is felt around the Twitter library world. If you are trying to learn about what leading libraries are doing, check out the following 100 Twitter handles. Enjoy!

 

  1. Library of Congress @librarycongress Washington, DC – http://www.loc.gov
  2. NY Public Library @nypl Bx, Manhattan, SI – http://www.nypl.org
  3. Somers Library @Somers_Library Somers, NY – http://www.somerslibrary.org
  4. Pratt Library @prattlibrary Enoch Pratt Free Library: Public Library system of Baltimore City – Baltimore, MD – http://www.prattlibrary.org
  5. CTState Library @LibraryofCT Connecticut State Library – Hartford, CT – http://www.cslib.org
  6. TorontoPublicLibrary @torontolibrary Toronto Public Library – facebook.com/torontopubliclibrary
    – Toronto – http://torontopubliclibrary.ca
  7. Edm Public Library @EPLdotCA Edmonton Public Library – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, YEG – http://www.epl.ca
  8. Cincinnati Library @cincylibrary The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County – Cincinnati, OH – http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org
  9. B’ham Public Library @bpl Birmingham Public Library – http://www.facebook.com/BirminghamPublicLibrary – Birmingham, Alabama – http://www.bplonline.org
  10. Houston Library @houstonlibrary Houston Public Library – Houston, TX USA – http://www.houstonlibrary.org
  11. UCI Medical Library @Grunigen Grunigen Medical Library – University of California, Irvine – Orange California – http://grunigen.lib.uci.edu
  12. ChChCityLibraries @ChristchurchLib Christchurch New Zealand – http://christchurchcitylibraries.com
  13. NIH Library @nihlib Bethesda, Maryland – http://nihlibrary.nih.gov
  14. Columbus Library @columbuslibrary Columbus Metropolitan Library – Columbus, OH – http://www.columbuslibrary.org
  15. WorldDigitalLibrary @WDLorg @librarycongress – http://www.wdl.org
  16. Queens Library @QueensLibrary Queens, New York City – http://www.queenslibrary.org
  17. KCMO Public Library @KCLibrary KC Library – Kansas City, Missouri – http://kclibrary.org
  18. Hennepin Cty Library @hclib
    facebook.com/hclib – Minnesota, US – http://www.hclib.org
  19. LAPL @LApubliclibrary FB: http://is.gd/kXBhSv – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.lapl.org
  20. SmithsonianLibraries @SILibraries Washington, DC – http://blog.library.si.edu
  21. Stanford Law Library @SLSlib_newbooks Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford Law School – Stanford, CA – http://www.law.stanford.edu/library
  22. Vancouver Public Lib @VPL Vancouver Public Library – Vancouver, Canada – http://www.vpl.ca
  23. Halifax Libraries @hfxpublib Halifax Public Libraries – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/about/contact/ask-a-librarian.html
  24. USC Libraries @USCLibraries University of Southern California – Los Angeles, California – http://www.usc.edu/libraries
  25. FreeLibrary @FreeLibrary Free Library of Philadelphia Philadelphia – http://www.freelibrary.org
  26. DC Public Library @dcpl Washington, DC – http://www.dclibrary.org
  27. Char Meck Library @cmlibrary Charlotte/Mecklenburg NC – http://www.cmlibrary.org
  28. BPL @brooklynpublic Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn, NY – http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org
  29. NCSUEngLibrary @NCSUEngLibrary Raleigh, NC, USA – http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/pes
  30. Multnomah County Lib @MultCoLib Multnomah County, Oregon – http://www.multcolib.org
  31. CalgaryPublicLibrary @calgarylibrary Calgary Public Library – Calgary – http://calgarypubliclibrary.com
  32. denverlibrary @denverlibrary Denver Public Library – Denver, CO – http://denverlibrary.org
  33. King County Library @KCLS King County Library System – kcls.org
  34. OU_Library @OU_Library Open University Library – Milton Keynes, UK – http://www.open.ac.uk/library
  35. Nashville P. Library @NowatNPL Nashville Public Library – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://www.library.nashville.org
  36. Buffalo/Erie Library @buffalolibrary Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System – Buffalo, NY, Erie County, USA – http://www.buffalolib.org
  37. MPL @missoulalibrary Missoula Public Library – Missoula, MT – http://www.missoulapubliclibrary.org
  38. UBC Library @ubclibrary Vancouver, BC – http://www.library.ubc.ca
  39. UIUC Undergrad Lib @askundergrad University of Illinois Undergraduate Library – Urbana, IL – http://www.library.uiuc.edu/ugl
  40. Arlington VA Pub Lib @ArlingtonVALib Arlington Virginia Public Library – Arlington, VA – http://library.arlingtonva.us
  41. MS State Univ Libs @msu_libraries The Mississippi State University Libraries – Starkville, MS – http://library.msstate.edu
  42. Harvard Library @HarvardLibrary Cambridge, MA – http://library.harvard.edu
  43. Norwalk Library CT @NorwalkLibCT Norwalk Public Library – Fairfield County, CT – Norwalk, CT – http://www.norwalkpubliclibrary.org
  44. Lawrence Public Lib @lawrencelibrary Lawrence Public Library – Lawrence, KS – http://www.lawrencepubliclibrary.org
  45. UWDigitalCollections @UWdigiCollec Madison, Wisconsin – http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu
  46. Falvey Library @FalveyLibrary Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library – Villanova, PA – http://library.villanova.edu
  47. UT Libraries @utlibraries University of Texas Libraries – Austin, TX – http://www.lib.utexas.edu
  48. MCPL Libraries @MCPL_Libraries Montgomery County, Maryland – http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library
  49. Canton PublicLibrary @CantonLibrary Canton Public Library – Canton, Michigan – http://www.cantonpl.org
  50. MidManhattan Library @midmanhattanlib Mid-Manhattan Library – New York, NY – http://www.facebook.com/midmanhattanlibrary
  51. LondonPublicLibrary @londonlibrary London, Ontario, Canada – http://www.londonpubliclibrary.ca
  52. MIT Libraries @mitlibraries Cambridge, MA – http://libraries.mit.edu
  53. Vernon Area Library @VernonLibrary The Vernon Area Public Library District – Lincolnshire, IL – http://www.vapld.info
  54. ClevelandPubLibrary @Cleveland_PL Cleveland, Ohio, USA – http://www.cpl.org
  55. Miami U. Libraries @miamiulibraries Oxford, Ohio – http://www.lib.muohio.edu
  56. Springfield Library @SpfldMassLib Springfield City Library – Springfield MA – http://www.springfieldlibrary.org
  57. Johnson Co. Library @jocolibrary Johnson County Library – Johnson County, Kansas – http://www.jocolibrary.org
  58. MSU Libraries @msulibraries Michigan State University Libraries – East Lansing, MI 48824 – http://www.lib.msu.edu
  59. Seattle Library @SPLBuzz Seattle Public Library – Seattle, WA – http://www.spl.org
  60. Kitchener Library @KitchLibrary Kitchener Public Library – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada – http://www.kpl.org
  61. Detroit Library @DetroitLibrary Detroit Public Library – Detroit, MI – http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org
  62. Des Moines Library @dmpl Des Moines Public Library – Des Moines, IA, USA – http://www.dmpl.org
  63. Austin Pub Library @AustinPublicLib Austin, Texas – http://library.austintexas.gov
  64. SAU Library @SAULib Library of St.Ambrose University – Davenport, Iowa – http://library.sau.edu
  65. OkStateLibrary @OkStateLibrary Oklahoma State University Libraries – Stillwater, OK – http://www.library.okstate.edu
  66. Cecil County Library @ccpltweets Cecil County Maryland – http://www.cecil.ebranch.info
  67. Brantford Library @BtfdLibrary Brantford, Ontario, Canada – http://brantford.library.on.ca
  68. LA County Library @LACountyLibrary County of Los Angeles Public Library – Los Angeles County – http://www.colapublib.org
  69. Anderson Co. Library @Andersonsclib Public Library in Anderson County, South Carolina – Anderson, SC –http://www.andersonlibrary.org
  70. KCK Public Library @KCKPL The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library system – Kansas City, Kansas – http://www.kckpl.org
  71. Pikes Peak Library @ppld El Paso County, Colorado – http://ppld.org
  72. ZSR Library @zsrlibrary Z. Smith Reynolds Library – Wake Forest University – Winston-Salem, NC – http://zsr.wfu.edu
  73. Welland Library @wellandlib Welland Public Library – Welland, Ontario, Canada – http://www.welland.library.on.ca
  74. Netanya Col. Library @MichlalaLibrary Netanya Academic College Library – Netanya, Israel – http://www.netanya.ac.il
  75. Kzoo Public Library @KzooLibrary Kalamazoo, MI – http://www.kpl.gov
  76. Penrose Library – DU @dupenrose Penrose Library at the University of Denver – Denver, CO – http://library.du.edu
  77. WUSTLlibraries @WUSTLlibraries Washington University Libraries – St. Louis, Missouri – http://library.wustl.edu
  78. UCSD SSHL @ucsdsshl UC San Diego’s Social Sciences & Humanities Library – San Diego – http://libraries.ucsd.edu/locations/sshl
  79. Owatonna Library @owatonnalibrary Owatonna, Minnesota – http://www.owatonna.info
  80. UNC Davis Library @UNCDavisLib Chapel Hill, NC – http://www.lib.unc.edu/davis
  81. UCLA Powell Library @UCLA_Powell Los Angeles, CA – http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/index.cfm
  82. UCF Library @UCFLibrary Orlando, FL – http://library.ucf.edu
  83. UBLibraries @UBLibraries University at Buffalo Libraries Buffalo, New York – http://library.buffalo.edu
  84. SpoCoLibraryDistrict @SpCoLibraryDist Spokane County Library District – Spokane County, Washington – http://www.scld.org
  85. CCC Library @LibraryTweet Columbia College Chicago Library – 624 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago – http://www.lib.colum.edu
  86. Stratford Library CT @StratfordLib Stratford, CT – http://www.stratfordlibrary.org
  87. Winspear Library @WinspearBusLib Winspear Business Library @ University of Alberta – @ualberta – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – http://guides.library.ualberta.ca/business-home
  88. Westlock Libraries @WestlockLibrary Westlock, Alberta – http://www.westlocklibrary.ca
  89. Novi Public Library @TheNewNPL Novi, MI – http://www.novilibrary.org
  90. Bryan Cave Library @BryanCaveLib Library & Research Services at Bryan Cave LLP
  91. Undergrad. Library @Undergradref House Undergraduate Library at UNC-Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC – http://www.lib.unc.edu/house
  92. Brookfield Library @BrookfieldLib Brookfield, CT – http://www.brookfieldlibrary.org
  93. Fondren Library @fondrenlibrary Rice University – http://library.rice.edu
  94. Sprague Library @montclairulib Montclair State University – Montclair, NJ 07043 – http://www.montclair.edu/library
  95. LiveWire Libraries @WarringtonLibs Warrington, Cheshire, UK – http://www.livewirewarrington.co.uk
  96. Consortium Library @ConsortiumLib University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University – http://consortiumlibrary.org
  97. Wixom Public Library @wixomlibrary 49015 Pontiac Trail Wixom, MI – http://wixomlibrary.org
  98. WestGippsRegLibCorp @WGRLC_Libs West Gippsland, Victoria – http://www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au
  99. Annie Gabriel Lib. @CBULibrary Riverside, Calif. USA – http://www.calbaptist.edu/library
  100. Goodnight Library @GoodnightMemLib Franklin, KY – http://www.gmpl.org

 

You can read about the things that these important libraries are doing at Library Science Daily. I publish it every morning.

I tried to list libraries active on Twitter. Did I fail to mention your library’s Twitter handle? Leave a comment!

Libraries Help Stressed Students during Finals

In the fall semester of 2012, I asked some academic libraries what they were doing for stressed students during finals (#libsduringfinals). Here are some of the things I found:

  • UCLA Library had four libraries participate in finals activities like a stress-busters program, therapy dogs, origami, yoga, chair massage, Xbox gaming, and meditation.
  • UNC University Libraries had therapy dogs, free coffee, meditation, snacks, free tea, and crafting. Read more here.
  • University of Central Florida Libraries had an event called Kram for the Exam, with late hours, free study supplies, snacks, and t-shirts. Extended hours were posted on their blog. The libraries set aside computers for student use, as well. The coffee shop was also open late.
  • Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library had coffee around the clock, plus midnight snacks. They called it Wake the Library. Nice branding!
  • Cornell University Library installed a lawn in the library. It started with a heavy tarp to protect the floor, and sod was placed on top of the tarp. Additionally, a basket of food in the lawn area was replenished for students. The students used the lawn as a study area. Read more at Library Journal.
  • The University of Texas Libraries had a therapy dog study break, plus a display in front of the library on available campus resources.
  • The University of Illinois Undergraduate Library had therapy dogs.
  • University at Buffalo Libraries brought in therapy dogs.
  • Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons had a visit from Bailey the therapy dog.
  • Queens University of Charlotte’s Everett Library brought in therapy dogs. Watch a video here!
  • University of Iowa Libraries had a program called Pet a Dog and Study On.
  • Emory Libraries’ Robert W. Woodruff Library had visits from therapy dogs. Read about it here.
  • MIT Libraries had extended hours, therapy dogs, and more.
  • NCSU Libraries brought in free late night coffee and doughnuts.
  • UC Santa Barbara Library, as part of its efforts, had the Cookie Monster drop by.
  • Boise State University’s Albertsons Library was open 24 hours. BSU focused heavily on safety, with the CARE program.
  • Samford University Library kept a close watch over social media in order to respond to questions and comments from students. Also, the librarians sent out encouraging pictures of kittens to students.
  • Library of St. Ambrose University stayed open late.
  • LMU’s William H. Hannon Library
    has a fireplace, which made students happy.

 

Academic libraries are devoting resources to finals activities. Therapy dogs seem to be a popular initiative, but look at what UCLA, UNC, and UCF did for finals…it’s very impressive. Additionally, these libraries are blogging about the activities and using their finals periods as marketing opportunities.

 

What else did libraries do for students during finals? Leave a comment!

Content Marketing on Your Library Website

  • Content can help get more visits to the library website
  • It can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
  • What kind of content do university homepages use?

 

Easy content marketing ideas:

  • “5 ways that the library can help you with finals”
  • “10 ways to research for your philosophy paper”

 

Demonstrating whether your content marketing works:

  • Page visits
  • Social media shares
  • Event attendance

Mobile Optimization for Your Academic Library Website

First, a couple graphs on mobile usage from Mary Meeker…

 

Smart phones and tablets will soon become our primary personal computers.

Mobility strategy will be necessary for:

  • Catalog discovery
  • Library marketing
  • Student account management
  • Siri-like tools for finding things on campus

 

 

When links are close together, users hit the wrong links and become frustrated.

  • A reason to avoid lists of links

 

Don’t

  • Have items that patrons click right next to each other
  • Repurpose a mobile site design from a larger screen layout

 

Do

  • Design from scratch for the small screen sizes you wish to support
  • Use Responsive Web Design for library sites to minimize:
    • Resizing
    • Panning
    • Scrolling

 

Creating a mobile site design or a native mobile app will create a different user experience

  • Here are some examples…

Is USC successful?

 

 

Developing an Android native app:

  • It isn’t difficult to make an Android app
  • Android devices are not very standardized
  • Android apps tend to have a lot more bugs than equivalent iOS apps

Developing an iOS app:

  • Much easier to develop
  • Smaller share of the market

 

Other mobile technologies that academic libraries are beginning to use:

  • ILS-sent text messages about due dates/times, library events, etc.
  • Texting a call number/URL to a mobile device
  • Texting a librarian for reference questions
  • QR codes that send people to parts of the library website

Generous Interfaces for Library Websites

Generous interfaces are the current work of Mitchell Whitelaw, University of Canberra…

  • Give users visual things to engage with; not a list of links
  • Show users something first, before they search or click on something

 

Examples of non-generous (stingy) interfaces…

 

Examples of generous interfaces:

 

Academic libraries will gradually shift to generous interfaces over the next five years, with large icons appearing where links once did.

Academic Library Websites in the Next 5 Years

Academic library websites 5 years ago…

 

In the last 5 years, online focus had turned to:

  • One-box resource search
  • Faceted search
  • Traditional OPAC -> Summon/ Primo discovery tools
  • Online reference chat
  • Social media

 

Academic library websites today: the focus of each site circled…



 

Academic library websites in the next 5 years…

  • For some academic library users, the only library experience they have will be via the library’s online interface

 

Library websites will need to figure out mobile-friendly ways to link to:

  • Research help
  • ILL
  • Faculty info
  • Catalog
  • Subject guides
  • New mobile device services

…But they’ll do it in the context of a 2015 design, not a 2005 design.

 

In the next 5 years, academic libraries will work on the following: