The Ultimate Who-To-Follow Guide for Tweeting Librarians, Info Pros, and Educators

Wondering about who you should be following on Twitter to keep up with the steady stream of updates in Libraryland?  Well, here’s a list of lists!   This quick guide will give you 30 great lists of librarians, instructors, and information professionals that you’ll want to follow on Twitter as well as tweeting authors’ accounts and people and publications to follow to gain tech insights.  Check out each of these and start subscribing!!

 

My lists of librarians to follow on Twitter

    1. Librarians 483 members
    2. Librarians Continued 142 members
    3. Law Librarians 107 members

Joe Murphy’s Lists:

    1. librarians 496 members
    2. librarians 2 497 members
    3. librarians 3 494 members
    4. librarians 4 496 members
    5. librarians 5 499 members
    6. librarians 6 495 members
    7. librarians 7 496 members
    8. librarians 8 498 members
    9. librarians 9 681 members
    10. librarians 10 354 members

Even more lists!

  1. Phil Bradley’s UK Librarians List 1,319 members
  2. Nas Raja’s list of  Prominent Instructors 4,955 members
  3. John DiGilio’s list of Librariana 405 members
  4. Eric Mahollitz’s list of Library/Librarians 384 members
  5. Sarah Sammis list of Librarians  436 members
  6. Ayla Stein’s list of Info Pros 953 members
  7. Chris Vestal’s list of Library Land 497 members
  8. Amarona’s list of Biblioteksfolk lista 2 357 members (many posting in Swedish)
  9. CTState Library’s Librarians list 440 members
  10. Heather C Hart’s list of Libraries & Librarians 459 members
  11. Tom Ipri’s list of Librarians 434 members
  12. Matthew Enis’ list of Libraries and Tech 419 members
  13. Chris Bulin’s list of  Library & Info Pros 371 members
  14. Theresa Quilici’s list of librarians worldwide 302 members
  15. Lauren Dodd Hall’s Libraryland list 493 members
  16. Eileen Fontenot’s list of librarians 523 members
  17. Jill Hurst-Wahl’s list of librarians 362 members

 

When you’re done with those, be sure to check out these 30 Twitter accounts to follow for technology news and insights
People

  1. David Pogue – @pogue – NY Times tech columnist.
  2. Tim O’Reilly – @timoreilly – Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media.
  3. Pete Cashmore – @petecashmore – CEO and Founder of http://mashable.com
  4. Kevin Rose – @kevinrose – CEO of Milk / Founder of Digg.
  5. Michael Arrington – @arrington – Founder of Techcrunch / investor.
  6. Guy Kawasaki – @GuyKawasaki – Venture Capitalist/cofounder of Alltop
  7. Charlene Li – @charleneli – Founder, Altimeter Group. Author, Open Leadership. Co-author, Groundswell. Forrester analyst.
  8. Walt Mossburg – @waltmossberg – Wall Street Journal tech columnist.
  9. Chad Hurley - @chad_hurley – Co-founder, YouTube / Delicious CEO.
  10. Erick Schonfeld – @erickschonfeld – Editor of Techcrunch.
  11. Eric Schmidt - @ericschmidt – Executive Chairman and ex-CEO, Google.
  12. Dennis Crowley – @dens – CEO and co-founder, FourSquare.
  13. Chris Anderson – @chr1sa – Editor of Wired magazine.
  14. Steven Levy - @stevenlevy – Wired senior writer.
  15. Peter Rojas – @peterrojas – Founded Gizmodo and Engadget.
  16. Biz Stone – @biz – Co-founder, Twitter.
  17. Evan Williams - @ev – Co-founder, Twitter.
  18. Jeremiah Owyang – @jowyang – Industry Analyst, Partner at Altimeter Group.
  19. Danah Boyd – @zephoria – social media scholar, youth researcher & advocate | Microsoft Research, NYU Media Culture & Communication, Harvard Berkman Center
  20. Om Malik – @om – Founder of GigaOM. Venture Partner at True Ventures.

Publications

  • Techcrunch - @techcrunch – Breaking Technology News And Opinions From TechCrunch
  • Wired - @wired – Wired’s official Twitter feed.
  • Engadget - @engadget – Official Twitter account of Engadget
  • Guardian Tech – @guardiantech – News and comment from the Guardian’s technology team
  • The Next Web – @thenextweb
  • NY Times Bits Blog – @nytimesbits
  • ReadWrite – @RWW – The latest news, analysis and conversation in all things web, tech and social media from the http://ReadWrite.com team.
  • SocialMediaExaminer – @smexaminer – Updates from Social Media Examiner.
  • Kotaku – @Kotaku – The Gamer’s Guide
  • CNET News – @CNETNews – Follow CNET News for all the latest tech news.

And finally, here are 10 must-follow Twitter accounts for book lovers:

  1. @The_Millions (139,632 Followers)
    https://twitter.com/the_millions
    Online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture since 2003. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
  2. @paperhaus (22,227 Followers)
    http://twitter.com/paperhaus
    Carolyn Kellogg is the blogger for the LA Times’ Jacket Copy.
  3. @roncharles (16,332 Followers)
    https://twitter.com/RonCharles
    Ron Charles is the Washington Post Book World Fiction Editor and weekly critic.
  4. @thebookslut (33,316 Followers)
    https://twitter.com/thebookslut
    Jessa Crispin is the editor-in-chief of Bookslut.
  5. @nprbooks (92,482 Followers)
    https://twitter.com/nprbooks
    Notes on NPR Books stories, the future of reading, and what to read next, with NPR.org’s book editor.
  6. @nytimesbooks (655,251 Followers)
    https://twitter.com/nytimesbooks
    Book reviews, news, author profiles, interviews and more on books from The New York Times.
  7. @GuardianBooks (472,471 Followers)
    https://twitter.com/GuardianBooks
    News, reviews and author interviews plus tweets from the Guardian and Observer books team.
  8. @NewYorker (2,117,700 Followers)
    https://twitter.com/NewYorker
    The New Yorker is a weekly magazine with a mix of reporting of politics and culture, humor and cartoons, fiction and poetry, and reviews and criticism.
  9. @LRB (64,317 Followers)
    https://twitter.com/LRB
    ‘The London Review of Books is the liveliest, the most serious and also the most radical literary magazine we have.’ Alan Bennett
  10. @LAReviewofBooks (24,962 Followers)
    https://twitter.com/LAReviewofBooks
    A multimedia literary and cultural arts magazine with an enduring commitment to the written word.

 

…and for even more Twitter goodness, check out these iLibrarian posts for more tips!