Twitter as a Tool

The purpose of this group is to have one place to discuss using Twitter as a library tool.

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Library Vendors Using Twitter - add any you know.

List of library Vendors using Twitter

I created one on Google Docs - add to it please:

Discussion Forum

Hashtag #biblioteca in Twitter 1 Reply

Started by Luis Larrea-Tarruella. Last reply by Wilma van den Brink Aug 10, 2011.

Twitter Application List

Started by Luis Larrea-Tarruella May 25, 2011.

Useful Tweeting beyond libraries 1 Reply

Started by Gary Green. Last reply by Gary Green Oct 29, 2009.

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Comment by Dr Mayank Trivedi on September 7, 2012 at 3:58am
Dear Sir/Madam,

It is our privilege to inform you that Smt Hansa Mehta Library, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India will be hosting 15th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking(NACLIN)-2012 during November 20 to 22, 2012, jointly with DELNET.We
are enclosing herewith  the e-brochure, and the submission guidelines, and registration form  for your reference.

We look forward to your contribution in the conference, and request you to inform your colleagues and research scholars about the conference.
(Dr Mayank Trivedi)
Organizing Secretary,
Comment by Gurwinder Singh on September 13, 2011 at 5:26am
Comment by Laura Nicole Miller on July 1, 2011 at 7:59pm

Hello everyone!

I am very pleased to be joining this discussion about Twitter as a tool in libraries. I actually have an interesting opportunity because I am working as a remote intern for Credo Reference this summer and my main focus is their Libraries Thriving community (, obviously is not a physical library but is related to the library community. I recently started working on the social networking aspects of marketing the community and I just started using Twitter (@libsthriving) for this purpose. While the Facebook group and the LinkedIn group are interesting experiences for me as well, it's a little different with Twitter since I don't have a personal Twitter account and am therefore less than experienced with the tool. I'm finding that I've amassed followers by following others and I'm trying to create interesting little tweets to attract people to the Libraries Thriving community but I'm not sure how it's going. If you have any feedback on successful use of Twitter in this situation then please share and I am going to make use of all the advice that has been shared before I joined this group!


Comment by Gary Green on April 16, 2010 at 8:21am
Library of Congress acquisition of the tweet archive got me thinking about cataloguing/classifying tweets and linking from library catalogues to tweet archives. I just wrote a short blog post about it.
Comment by Wilma van den Brink on April 10, 2010 at 10:41am
Hi everyone,

Give libraries a boost of publicty on twitter on October 1st. On that day it is going to be #followalibrary day on twitter. We (me and 2 other Dutch collegues) want to ask everybody worldwide to make a tweet that day in which you tell what your favorite library on twitter is. Don't forget to start the tweet with the hastag: #followalibrary For more information or questions, you can go to:

Right now I am making lists of libraries per couuntry. Does anyone know if there are already groups made on twitter with an overview of all libraries per country?

Thnx in advance!

I hope you are all going to join in
Comment by Yvonne Mulhern on January 26, 2010 at 5:50pm
Thx for the feedback. The few times I've tweeted about things digital (and not revolving around our library) I've gotten mixed responses from staff. Will keep experimenting.
Comment by Bob Kosovsky on January 26, 2010 at 5:14pm
My feeling is that you don't want students to follow you - which implies one way communication. What you have to do is start conversations. Social networking is a way to communicate differently. If you simply have press releases, or even (what you think) are interesting little tidbits, a few geeks will follow you, and the rest will ignore you. You have to determine how can you make your Twitter account a point of contact that offers something that students can't get by phone, email or in person.
Comment by Yvonne Mulhern on January 26, 2010 at 4:56pm
I work in an academic library--how to get students to discover/follow us?
Comment by Gary Green on October 2, 2009 at 4:19am
Just posted an entry about a Twitter experiment I've been tinkering with.
Comment by Peta Hopkins on September 12, 2009 at 3:16am
Useful blog post for libraries using or planning to use Twitter - via @mstephens7

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