A brief look at ‘grams of interest to engage teens and librarians navigating this social media platform.

How do you network? The American Library Association’s Annual Conference is a great place to network. I went for the first time this year and it is “survival of the fittest”. The ‘grams you will see below show you a glimpse into the weekend where thousands of librarians were able to participate in hundreds of workshops, lectures, social events, culture, and exhibits. Networking as defined by Merriam Webster; the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business, is an important and integral part of a librarians career. At ALA, there is every opportunity to give your business cards out like candy. You get to network with authors, vendors, committee members, librarians, etc. Workshops are a great place to network as you are in a room full of those interested in the same thing you are. The real question is, how do you network with other librarians outside of going to ALA or other conferences? Do you follow librarians on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform? Comment below with your networking tips that are outside of the realm of conferences.

About Lindsay Place

Hi there! I'm Lindsay and I am a Teen Lead Librarian for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. I have worked in libraries for 10 years and a Librarian for 4 years. I couldn't ask for a better job where I get to work with patrons that keep me young!

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