Nov 13, 2017

Tell Your Library Stories: Grant Wood AEA launches new hashtag for Teacher Librarians

by Lynn Kleinmeyer, Digital Learning Team


Being a Teacher Librarian can be a lonely profession. Often times, you may be the only one in your building, if not your district. We belong to everyone and, yet, no one.

For me, Twitter was the answer.

As Teacher Librarians, we’re natural curators and we always want to be in the know. Twitter was a way for me to keep up with trends and information relevant to my profession. And the brevity of the format and the organization of hashtags made it the perfect resource for my busy schedule.

By following other Teacher Librarians and hashtags for our profession, I found my community. I was inspired by the ideas others were sharing. I was constantly finding new ideas I wanted to try in my library. And I loved the connections I was making to other Teacher Librarians, cultivating friendships. I loved having others to crowdsource when asking questions or brainstorming new ideas.

As I became more and more comfortable with Twitter, I began to share my story. Too often, we forget to share the amazing experiences students are having and the amazing things our students are doing because of our work. Twitter can be an amazing advocacy tool.

And I’m hoping you feel the same way as I do!

I’m excited to announce that we are launching a new hashtag just for the Teacher Librarians serving schools within the Grant Wood AEA region: #gwaealibs!

We want you to find your community. We want you to tell your stories.

Please join me in connecting and celebrating all the incredible things our area Teacher Librarians are doing! Tweet and tweet often! And don’t forget to use the hashtag: #gwaealibs!

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