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Meeting the uncommon core of our work using social media in the library

I had the opportunity to speak with a few hundred librarians today to discuss how we can get to the uncommon core of our work using social media. You can see the presentation below and visit it at this link. It is made available for others to view and copy if there is something you want to share with others.

Highlights include:

  • What is social media (from a dog's point of view)?
  • Why we need social media to prepare students for college, career, and citizenship success?
  • How does social media help us meet the common core standards?
  • The new rules of social media.

You can view Tweets from the day at

You can view Tweets about the social media guidelines for students and staff in NYC visit

See some ways librarians are connecting their students and share how you are connecting yours.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.