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Using Twitter as a Professional Learning Tool

By: Angela Wojtecki, OELMA Immediate Past President 

Twitter has become a professional learning tool for so many school librarians—SO are you on Twitter yet? If not—what are you waiting for?

I decided to put together some resources on this posting for both new and experienced OELMA Twitter users. Twitter has allowed me to network with not only school library media specialists all over the world-but also administrators, technology experts, authors, and just about any type of educator that exists!

Be sure to join OELMA as we host some upcoming #OELMAchats this winter—stay warm in the comfort of your own home with a cup of hot chocolate or tea, in your pajamas, and with your tablet or laptop—and join us for some exciting and innovative topics! Here is our schedule-please bookmark these dates and plan to join us for the live discussion (it is really fun)!

January 10th: INFOhio’s Book Nook

January 24th: Time Management: Tips and Tricks

February 7th: For the Love of Books

February 21st: Librarians Who Google

All #OELMAChat conversations begin live at 7pm EST

Follow @OELMA1 and join the conversation!

Twitter Resources by Angela:

Twitter Chat Apps Recommended by Angela-helps streamline the Chat live:


Article on getting started with Tweetdeck


Article on getting started with Hootsuite

Beginners’ Resources:

Intro to the Twitter Chat

Kathy Schrock’s wealth of information

Practical Tips for Beginners

Guide Book to Twitter


How to Make Twitter Lists (and appear Superhuman)

Using Advanced Search in Twitter

Who to Follow by content area…thanks to Alice Keeler for posting this massive list!