Facebook Groups for Librarians: Connect With Peers Online

If you have a Facebook account, do you know there are lots of library-related Facebook Groups you can join to connect with your peers online?

Jess Bacon has compiled a list of some of the top groups in different areas of public librarianship.  Learn how to join groups like these:

  • ALA Think Tank isn't affiliated with that ALA, but stands for "Awesome Librarians Associated"; over 11,000 people are members
  • Programming Librarian Interest Group "helps librarians advocate for programming at their own institutions, share program ideas and successful strategies, and provides a space for professional development by librarians who do programming officially and unofficially as part of their job duties."
  • The Shareable Clique, where libraries and book lovers share their viral content that can be reshared on other Facebook accounts
  • Technology Training and Libraries, where ideas & resources for training staff and the public
  • Teen Services Underground, whose "mission is to support, promote, advocate, and build a community space to highlight the importance of teen services in minding the gap"

Read From ALA to Zuckerberg: Librarian Facebook Groups at the 5 Minute Librarian blog, and check the comments there and at the MakingItHappen post to find more reader-contributed groups.

I hope you have fun joining some new groups, and learn lots!

• Hat tip to The Big HUGE List of FB Groups for Librarians at MakingItHappen.us
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