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Twitter is a free Microblogging service that allows you to compose blog posts of 140 characters or less via:

  • Twitter's web interface
  • SMS (text messages from your cell phone)
  • instant messaging (send messages from selected
  • third-party applications

People may follow your posts via:

  • Twitter's web interface
  • SMS (text messages from your cell phone)
  • instant messaging (send messages from selected
  • third-party applications
  • in a feed reader (your posts generate a unique RSS feed)

Libraries using Twitter

I think it would be nice to have libraries tell how they use twitter, and thus share their best practices in stead of only mentioning that they use it.

  • Ada Library (Idaho) adalib
  • Alaska State Library akstatelibrary
  • Allegheny County Libraries (Pennsylvania) aclalibraries
  • Ann Arbor District Library (Michigan) aadl
  • Arapahoe Library District Teens (Colorado) ald_teens
  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library (Illinois) ahml
  • Barrington Area Library (Illinois) BALOver18
  • Barrington Area Library's Teen Zone (Illinois) BALTeenZone
  • Binghamton University Libraries (New York) Binghamton U Library
  • Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) B'ham Public Library
  • Casa Grande Library (Arizona) cglibrary
  • Cita Dennis Hubbell Branch Library (Louisiana) hubbell
  • Cleveland Public Library (Ohio) Cleveland_PL
  • Coates Library, Trinity University (Texas) coateslibrary
  • Danbury (Connecticut) danburylibrary
  • Denver Public Library (Colorado) denverlibrary
  • Duke University Reference Dept. (North Carolina) askref
  • Evanston Public Library (Illinois) evanstonpl
  • Evanston Public Library Teen Loft (Illinois) evanstonloft
  • Free Library of Philadelphia FreeLibrary
  • Grand Rapids Public Library (Michigan) grpl
  • Grand Rapids Public Library Teen Dept (Michigan) grplteens
  • Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University (Texas) hamonarts
  • Henry Country Library (Kentucky) hcpl
  • Kansas City Public Library (Missouri) KCPubLibrary
  • Kenosha Public Library (Wisconsin) mykpl
  • Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (California) NSLC
  • Lawrence Technological University Library (Michigan) LTULib
  • Lester Public Library (Wisconsin) lesterpublic
  • Library of Congress (Washington, DC) librarycongress
  • Lincoln Trail Libraries System (Champaign, IL) lincolntrail
  • Lunar and Planetary Institute Library (Texas) LPI_Library
  • McNeese State University Library's Government Documents Department (Louisiana) MSUGovDocs
  • Michigan State University Libraries (Michigan) MSULibraries
  • Missouri River Regional Library (Missouri) mrrl
  • Monroe County Public Library System (New York) MCLS
  • Nebraska Library Commission NLC_Reference
  • Maryland AskUsNow! askusnow
  • New Trier High School Library [1]
  • Norlin Library (Colorado) [2]
  • North Suburban Library System nsls
  • North Tonawanda Public Library Children's Department(New York) ntlibrarykids
  • Northeastern Illinois University Ronald Williams Library neiulibrary
  • Peace Palace Library, peacepalace
  • Penn State University Libraries, psulibs
  • Penrose Library, University of Denver (Colorado) dupenrose
  • Plymouth District Library (Michigan) PlymouthDL
  • Providence Public Library (Rhode Island) provlib
  • Regents Center Library-University of Kansas at Edwards Campus, LibraryKUEC
  • Roanoke County Public Library (Virginia) RoCoPubLib
  • Roosevelt University Library (Illinois) rulibrary
  • Santa Fe Public Library sfpl
  • Skokie Public Library, skokielibrary
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries SILibraries
  • South Carolina State Library, scstatelibrary
  • UIUC Undergraduate Library (Illinois) askundergrad
  • UIUC Music and Performing Arts Library (Illinois) mpaluiuc
  • UC Berkeley Data Lab ucdatalab
  • UC Berkeley Doe/Moffitt Technology Training (dmtech) dmtech
  • UMass Amherst Learning Commons umasslc
  • University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library UBHSL
  • University at Buffalo Libraries UBLibraries
  • University of Montevallo umlibrary
  • Vancouver Public Library (BC Canada) VPL
  • Washington-Centerville Public Library (Ohio) washcentlibrary
  • Washington State University Libraries (Washington) WSULibraries
  • West Springfield Public Library (Massachusetts) WSPLEvents
  • Worthington Libraries (Ohio) worthingtonlib
  • Yale Science Libraries (Connecticut) yalescilib
  • YAMANAKAKO Public Library (Japan) lib-yamanakako / 山中湖情報創造館 (日本)

See also Library Twitter league with real time tracking of follower counts of over 400 official Library Twitter accounts.

Librarians Who Twitter

More Info on Twitter

See Also