Social Media Revolution for School Librarians:
Keynote Resources for CASL

Dear CASL family of school librarians,
Thank you so much for your time today! It is such an honor to be invited to talk to you! The people of CT have been so wonderfully warm, friendly, whipsmart, & inspiring! I truly met some "kindred spirits" in your state! Thank you Jackie, Irene, & Sara for welcoming me - I'd come back ANY time! Heart You!! And on a personal note, can I say what a thrill and an honor it was to share the billing with The Unquiet Librarian: Buffy J. Hamilton? I so treasure her mentorship and friendship! She rocked it at the pre-conference!

Ok...enough of the mushy stuff - Let's get onto the resources, links & goodies!

Don't Hate the Hashtag: A Social Media Revolution for School Librarians

Having a web presence, keeping hip with cultural literacy, transliteracy, and building strong personal learning networks is not just an extra burden, but a necessity for the modern teacher librarian. It’s never too late to start...and it’s easier than you might think! Advocate for our profession by embracing change: Don't Hate - Appreciate! Viva la Revolucion!

The slidedeck from my keynote preso is above - I added a slide below to it that's not included.

Want all the Don't Hate the Hashtags resources & links? Check out the Sqworl group: thoughtful ideas, brilliant blogs, and musings for change agents (and my MASL & CASL keynote) cause I'm too lazy to take notes!

More cool stuffs can be found on my Daring Librarian Wiki, our MHMS Learning Wiki, and my Electronic portfolio.
Liked the Video? Here it is!

Can't get YouTube at school? Wanna show it to your staff? No problem! Download it to your machine & take into school! - Cut & Paste THIS URL and use KeepVid !!! Score!

Twitter: Your One Stop PLN/Change Agent Training Tool!
Congrats to all the new Twitter users! Here's a comic Twitter tutorial - click it for a variety of sizes...and here's an archive of all the Tweets using the #CASL Hashtag! (Twapper is a lil tweaky & give it time to generate)

Here's the graphic I used to describe the Twitter Life Cycle - click for more sizes!

Animation Session Links are on my Animation Studio Wiki Page and as quick links on this Sqworl group!

Liked all the Comic Life tutorials? Here's a whole gallery of them! Here's more about Comic Life, how to use it, and examples of how I (and my staff!) integrate it into my lessons!

Buy & Download a Single Copy Mac/Win Version for only $19.95!

"Use Comic Life to explore storyboarding of students' plays and movies, document school outings, acquire language skills and as an easy-to-use tool for creating worksheets, flash cards, lesson plans and much more. This license is for students and educators."

Gadget-A-Go-Go & Web 2.Oh! Tools Session banners below.

One last important thought and something I'm gonna blog about in more detail soon!

A new digital divide going on:
- Those who know how to “think” about search vs. those don’t.
- Those who know how to validate soft informationvs. those don’t.
- Those who know where to find information in new “hot” channels vs. those don’t.
- Those who understand the current culture of informal languages vs. those don’t

from Helen Blowers at the Columbus Metro Library

Change is scary, shifting our practice is uncomfortable....
but dare to try a few things and you'll see and make a difference!
You and your library are already, let the world see it!

Chicago Bridge Photo By dianecordell - used with permission & love!


  1. You were absolutely awesome today! Thank you so much for your entertaining and inspiring sessions, and for this fab blog post. We were lucky to have you. We are all Jazzed Up and Re-Charged. Woo hoo.

  2. Thank you so much, Irene! I'm so happy that you were happy, It truly was a pleasure to meet & spend time with you and your awesome colleagues! Woo Hoo, indeed!


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