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Twitter Chats for Librarians & Educators

I have come and gone from Twitter over the years but have recently started up again since also starting this blog. Twitter is my favorite professional  social media platform. I have recently started participating in several weekly Twitter chats for librarians and educators. Hack Library School pulled a list of the top hashtags for librarians about a year ago. I wanted to add hashtags for educators and any others that might have started up since.

Here are just a few of the regular chats I know of:

This is a great infographic of chats for librarians but I think some of the information is outdated.

Cybraryman has compiled a large list of hashtags, list of regular education Twitter chats, and calendar of chats.

Every Monday at 9-10pm Eastern

I Need A Library Job- Information Professionals working to help find & share jobs & job hunting advice

Teacher Librarian Chat

2nd Monday each month at 8pm Eastern

Every Tuesday at 8pm Central, lasts 30 minutes

Texas librarians (but not limited to) come together to share resources, collaborate, and make connections.

Every Wednesday at 8:30pm Central

Texas educators

Every Wednesday from 8-9:30pm Eastern

Books, libraries, and technology

Every Thursday, 9pm Eastern

Conducted by the Association for Library Services to Children so covers a wide range of youth services topics

Texas Educator Chat Sunday Nights 8-9pm Central: An informal space for connecting educators.

The last Sunday of each month from 8-9 pm EST. They talk about how to best promote reading to our students and the titles we can share with them (and each other)

LibTechWomen is a supportive space for women and their friends to network, develop skills, build confidence, and lead positive change. This one isn’t on Twitter but on IRC. I haven’t participated in this one but thought it was worth including here.

We Need Diverse Books! Not a regular Twitter chat but they have informed me that their aim is for once a month and to look for one in April!

Discussing critical pedagogy in libraries. A Google doc of topics past and future can be found here .

Tuesday nights at 6pm Pacific/ 7pm Mountain/ 8pm Central/ 9pm Eastern; will start on an every-other-Tuesday rotation from April 7th and on

Discussing… you guessed it, YA lit!

Sundays at 8pm CST

Are you on Twitter? Do you follow any good Twitter Chats? Let me know and I will add them!

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