Once taboo in schools, the use of social media has
become essential, providing schools with opportunities for outreach, advocacy
and more. Today, it’s often the responsibility of librarians to model the proper
use of social media for
Connected Librarians: Tap Social Media to Enhance Professional
Development and Student Learning offers insights into the
opportunities and obstacles of this exciting but sometimes challenging topic,
including practical ideas for making the most of social media in your school
This informative guide is the professional development librarians need to
understand how to effectively use social media to improve student learning.
This book will:
Demonstrate how to model responsible social media use to manage issues
of privacy and anonymity within social media sites and apps.
tips on teaching digital citizenship, such as using a learning management system
to create a safe environment for students to hone digital communication
Show how to leverage social media tools to encourage reading
and writing through rating and reviewing books, creating fan fiction and
Demonstrate how to use social media as a powerful tool to build
your own professional learning network.
About the Author
Nikki D Robertson
is a veteran educator, school librarian, instructional technology facilitator and president-elect
of the ISTE Librarians Network. She's passionate about 1:1 digital initiatives, collaborating
with other education professionals and helping students become informed, critically thinking
digital citizens. Robertson is the recipient of several honors, including an Alabama
School Library Association Ann Marie Pipkin Technology Award and the American
Association of School Librarians Bound to Stay Bound Grant.