This week is going to be really fun and interesting! We started tweeting and following other libraries and librarian. I’ve been on Twitter for a while and I love it. I love to freedom and low expectations. I love the creativity and serendipitous discovery. I really enjoyed tweeting about libraries! In my quest for fun and interesting tweets I discovered that April is School Library Month!
I didn’t realize just how many school media librarian used twitter until I started to look for people to follow. I love the sense of community and collaboration that Twitter creates among its user. I also love the feeling you get when someone important (like the AADL) favorites your tweet! (Yay me!!). It makes the world seem a little smaller and connected closer.
Speaking of serendipitous discovery, I found out via Twitter that the New York Public Library has made 20,000 map from its collection available online and open source! Since I’ve been working at a library that specializes in maps, I’ve developed a new excitement and appreciation for maps. I realize how valuable and sought after they are. For the NYPL to digitize and upload all of these maps is amazing!
Twitter is a great platform (when used wisely) to profession growth and discovery. I’m excited to see where this goes!
Til next time…..Shhh