Times are tough for the libraries and librarians in your life. No matter where you live, your library needs your support right now. To celebrate these passionate literary professionals, we have created another directory curated by GalleyCat Reviews readers.
At the end of this post, we are building a directory of the Best Library People on Twitter. Add your favorite library, librarian, or library journalist (or yourself) to the growing list. Our feeble list IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE–yet. Add your favorite library people in the comments, we’ll add them to the list. We will constantly update the directory, just like our other lists:
American Libraries Association: “The magazine of the American Library Association”
Helaine Becker: “Writer and presenter of award-winning children’s fiction & non-fiction. Some science-y, all funny! Into education, library & parenting issues, toilet humor.”
BiblioFilmes: BiblioFilmes Festival Twitter page
Bitchy Librarian: I hate everyone. Including you.
Brooklyn Historical Society: BHS is a nationally recognized urban history center, comprising a museum; scholarly research library; and educational center dedicated to 400 years of Brooklyn!”
Phil Bradley: “A librarian & internet consultant. I teach effective internet search techniques, & use of Web 2.0 technologies. Also written 12 books about the net & 2 columns.”
Jack Bullion:”MFA, MLS. Medical Librarian at UNTHSC/TCOM. I consider literature, libraries, and sports to be subjects most tweetworthy.”
Kevin Butterfield: “Daddy, Husband, Librarian … Director of Bibliographic and Digital Services for the University of Richmond Libraries.”
CA: “Aspiring writer who shelves books at a library and likes to read. A dicey combination, since I often get caught reading and want to one day shelve my own books.”
Cindysku: “A library school student who want to focus int the young adult and youth services section”
Davidson Titles: “Supplying libraries with books and other media for over thirty years!”
Delta Township Library: “Explore Enrich Enjoy”
DGLibrary: Downers Grove Library, the Place to Go When You Need to Know
Edm Public Library: Spread the words. Edmonton Public Library has Computer Games, Movies, Music, Magazines, Newspapers, Books, free wi fi, databases.
Katie Dunneback: Librarian. Writer. Knitter. Kook.
Robin Fay: Multimedia artist, web junkie, metadata / knowledge worker, opensource fiend, social media advocate, magazine editor, consultant, librarian
FLP Author Events: “The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Author Events program presents 125+ author events each year and the annual Free Library Festival. Info: 215-567-4341.”
Jose Afonso Furtado: “art library director. Teaching in Post-Graduation ‘Books and Publishing in Digital Era.’ Universidade Catalica de Lisboa”
Barbara A. Genco: “Librarian, Reader, Reviewer; Library Journal’s Collection Management Editor. Chair, 2009 Ezra Jack Keats Award.”
Mike Gershbein: Librarian, Parent, Bum
Lauren Gilbert: “Bibliophile. Logophile. Italophile. Museophile. Librarian. Putting the antic back in pedantic. TWEETO ERGO SUM. Angry that @neatorama put that on a t-shirt.”
Toby Greenwalt: Librarian, gadfly, and all-around Internet human. Contributor to @skokielibrary.
Laura Gruninger: “Youth Services Librarian.”
Paula Grunseit: “Freelance editor, journalist, reviewer, Library Manager in special libraries. Former Dep Ed of Good Reading mag. I love Twitter, Stateline & ice cream.”
Halesowen College Library: “Halesowen College Library currently moving into the future with a facebook page and a twitter profile”
Hamden Public Library: Miller Memorial Central Library
Josh Hanagarne: Worlds Strongest Librarian, battling Tourette’s Syndrome, kettlebell and grip addict, Killer guitarist, failed bagpiper, your librarian.
Debra Harrison: Avid reader and book collector opens site on book collecting
Peggy Hughes: “Scottish Poetry Library (SPL) Edinburgh: 30,000+ items of delicious contemporary poetry, Scottish & international, all in the award-winning SPL building.”
Junior Room: “Children’s Services of the Downers Grove Public Library. Bringing books to kids since 1891”
Harry Ransom Center: “The Harry Ransom Center is a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.”
Heather C. Hart: “I handle academic and library marketing for Consortium Book Sales. I also read, knit, drink, and watch movies with subtitles.”
Sarah Houghton-Jan: “Digital librarian, speaker, author, blogger @ librarianinblack.net, loves cats, wears black, often seen in velvet”
Jennifer Howard: “writer, journalist, gadabout. writes fiction and non. covers publishing, schol comm, libraries & archives for the Chronicle of Higher Ed”
Jewish Libraries: “Twitter stream for the Association of Jewish Libraries. Opinions expressed are those of the tweeter, not necessarily those of AJL.”
LPI_Library: The Library collection is primarily astronomy and geology.
Carol Kania: “Info on libraries, museums, archives and other magical places.”
Kar-Ben Publishing: “A growing Jewish library for children. Learn more about our books at karben.com.”
Anna Katterjohn: “Ass’t editor, Library Journal book review (also on zines and magazines beat), library lover, knitter, and more!”
K-HC Public Library: This is the Twitter site for the Kokomo-Howard Co. Public Library.
Leeds Libraries: “Leeds Library & Information Services, Yorkshire, UK.”
Margaret Montet: Freelance writer, academic librarian, quilter, pet lover.
Nampa Public Library: books & beyond!
Bobbi Newman: “I’m not that kind of librarian”
KC Public Library: “Find out what’s happening at the Kansas City Public Library! Have a question? Ask us here or call 816-701-3400.”
Library Links: Links of research and academic interest, hand picked by UGA reference librarians.
Library of America: “Nonprofit publisher dedicated to preserving America’s best and most significant writing.”
Library of Congress: “We are the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in our collections.”
Library Journal: “Library views, news, and book reviews from LJ staffers”
Lipstick Lib: Bookstoned!
LJCDS Library: “Tweets from the LJCDS Library, a library serving over 1,000 students in a PK-12 independent school.”
Lwallentine: “Passionate about literacy, libraries, education, the future of children’s book publishing…and chocolate.”
Heather McCormack: “Book Review Editor of @LibraryJournal & novelist in training. You probably shouldn’t follow me if you don’t like music, book ambivalence, or toilet humor.”
L. D. Mitchell “Blogging about private libraries, book collecting & book history
Library Journal Library views, news, and book reviews from LJ staffers”
Ann McKinnon: “Increase use of the Library, advocate for strong public funding, and provide private funding to enhance Library services”
Nancy McNicol: “Bibliophile & bibliofiler.”
NY Public Library: “Librarians and NYPL staff tweet daily on what’s happening at the Library, NYC and beyond. Got a question? Ask us here, call 917-ASK-NYPL, or visit ask.nypl.org”
PhillyDame.Com Covering Philly’s books/author/lit/library scene @ phillydame.com
Pima County Library: “It’s your library, Pima County.”
Poudre Libraries: A regional Library District where the free flow of information cultivates growth and serves as a limitless source of renewal for the communities.
Reference (UGA Libs): If the reference desk could talk… (Tweets from reference librarians at Univ. of Georgia)
Resource Shelf: Resources of interest to information professionals, educators and journalists
Ripon Friends All the latest updates from the Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library
RoccoA Contributing Editor School Library Journal & Chair of Empire State Book Festival
Ben Rubinstein: “Library Marketing Assistant at Macmillan. I try to bring tweets that interest librarians and their collection development needs!”
Tasha Saecker: “Director of the public library in Menasha, WI”
K.G. Schneider: Librarian, writer, techy, homebrewer, procrastinator
Jennifer Schultz: “Youth Services Librarian for Fauquier County Public Library”
Tina Seeborg “Tweeting from Decatur Public Library about items just catalogued, events, etc.”
Shanachies Tour: Shanachies travel around to collect best practices from libraries worldwide. Shanachies have their HQ at DOK, Library Concept Center
Somers Library: “Providing excellence in library service.”
Stowe Free Library: “Notes from Director Stephanie Chase and the staff at the public library for the town of Stowe, Vermont”
Jennifer Tisdale: “Mini CV: PR, communications, public affairs, politics, public policy, Latin America, Harry Ransom Center, museums, libraries, US Congress, TX Lege, and Tulane.”
UT Libraries: The University of Texas Libraries, the nation’s fifth largest academic library.
Young Lions: “The Young Lions Program at The New York Public Library”