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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!

How 12 Leading Public Libraries Are Handling Patrons with New E-Readers after Christmas

I read a few articles on the fact that public libraries were bracing for a lot of patrons with new Christmas e-readers, but I wasn’t really seeing the specifics. Via social media, I asked several public libraries how they would handle patrons with new e-readers after Christmas (#eReaderXmas). Here is what I found:

 

Norwalk Public Library in Fairfield County, CT answered that they were having two classes on 12/29: one for Kindle and one for Apple devices.

DC Public Library in Washington, DC answered that they had tutorials, guides, and a plethora of information on what is available.

Spokane County Library District in Spokane County, Washington has extra staff for the holiday week and has scheduled e-book classes in January.

Kitchener Public Library in Kitchener, Ontario holds clinics. These include a holiday clinic, plus monthly clinics year-round. Last year’s holiday clinic had 85 people in attendance. KPL’s online presence for e-readers is impressive. See more here:

The Enoch Pratt Free Library, the public library system of Baltimore City, has a large marketing campaign to promote its e-library.

New York Public Library has a ton of programming: http://www.nypl.org/events/calendar?keyword=Ebook. 116 classes are scheduled:

San Francisco Public Library has 26 e-reader classes on its calendar:

The Sacramento Public Library in Sacramento, CA provides one-on-one technical help available and scheduled e-reader programming. Additionally, Sacramento Public Library is now offering 3M and OverDrive.

Berkeley Public Library in Berkeley, CA provides support for popular e-readers, and the e-book provider held a seminar to discuss the new technology.

The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County in Cincinnati, OH has hands-on workshops and e-reader “petting zoos.” Cincinnati has done great marketing on this. See more at http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2012/ereadersholidays.html:

Dallas Public Library in Dallas, TX has staff to help in all 28 locations, and they’ve purchased hundreds of titles specifically for e-readers.

Queens Library in Queens, New York City offers free classes all year on how to download free e-books and apps and use e-readers.

 

You can read about other things that these important libraries are doing at Library Science Daily. I publish it every morning (even on holidays).

 

Did I fail to mention your public library e-reader program? Leave a comment!