Here Are 15 K-12 Librarians You Need to Follow On Twitter

Our post on 10 academic librarians that you need to follow was a huge hit, so we are coming out with a second iteration . . . but for K-12 librarians this time!

Like many of you, we love to follow superstar librarians like Shannon Miller, Buffy Hamilton, Gwyneth Jones, Joyce Valenza, Tiffany Whitehead and Jennifer LaGarde. We want to share with you some other great librarians you can learn from, too!

In no particular order, here are 15 K-12 librarians that will improve and expand your PLN:

Nancy Jo Lambert @NancyJoLambert

K-5 Librarian, Co-Moderator of #txlchat

Frisco, TX

Sue Kowalski @spkowalski

Middle School Librarian

Syracuse, NY

Andy Plemmons @plemmonsa

Elementary Librarian

Athens, GA

Sarah Ludwig @sarah_ludwig

Dean of Digital and Library Services

Simsbury, CT

Jane Lofton @jane_librarian

High School Teacher Librarian

San Pedro, CA

Travis Jonker @100scopenotes

Elementary Librarian

Wayland, MI

Kathy Kaldenberg @scsdmedia

K-12 School Librarian

Solon, IA

Who else is on the list? Find out . . . after the jump!

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Check out this three-minute video to learn:

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(You will also appreciate this video if you like Internet-famous cats.)

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