Personalized PD means that you “choose your own adventure” – these platforms are great to explore, but we don’t expect each one to be a perfect fit. This year’s conference is all about reigniting professional passion, so explore and play with those that you are interested in adopting for your own professional needs.

Below you will find a Digital Playground of resources and tools to explore. The goal is for you to look around, engage in play and begin to visualize how social media can help you learn, grow and share. Once you’ve had time to play, give our social media BINGO card a try! [located at the bottom of the page]

You will also find a list of app smashing tools that offer you more ways to be creative when posting and sharing via social media!

Twitter Resources

Instagram Resources

  • All About Instagram – School Library Journal
    This is a great article with information on how to get started using this tool for advocacy in your library! Check the bottom for a FABULOUS list of library Instagram accounts to follow!
  • Say YES! to a School Instagram! – Gwyneth Jones
    Okay, so who doesn’t love Gwyneth Jones, the daring librarian!?! This is a great post about the power of using Instagram to connect with your patrons and to share the wonderful things going on in your library and school.
  • Social Media and Libraries: 5 Quick Tips for Using Instagram – Wrapped Up in Books
    This is a quick read that offers 5 very easy ways that Instagram can revive your library!
  • Instagram 101 for Libraries – Smore
  • 31 Days of Instagram Challenge – 5 Minute Librarian
    This post is from 2015, but it is an AWESOME way to get started with using Instagram in your library. Not only does it offer 31 great ideas for posts, it helps to hold you accountable for actually getting used to using the tool!

Snapchat Resources

EXTRAS! App Smashing Tools

Social Media Bingo