Upcoming Session

BookTube, Bookstagram, and BookTok, Oh My: Understanding the Online “Bookaverse” as Tools for Professional Development

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TOHroE8aS0qsr50B0lJNIg

Description: In this session, participants will learn how to engage with bookish social media spaces as sources for professional development. Attendees will leave this session with ideas for how to find content on social media to ignite ideas and address needs in their libraries, as well as inspiration for how to join in by sharing content of their own! This presentation will start by covering the different social media platforms and their respective bookish subspaces: Bookstagram, BookTube, and BookTok. Participants will be guided through setting a purpose for their participation in social media spaces in the Bookaverse, developing a framework and strategy for that participation, and developing goals for building their personal networks in one or more social media sites. They will also learn language for articulating the value of participation in the Bookaverse on yearly evaluations and professional development plans.

About the Presenter: Tara Gold is a high school librarian in Durham, NC. She has a PhD in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she researched adolescent literacy practices on BookTube, and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Gold has dabbled in book blogs, book Tumblr (Booklr), Bookstagram, BookTube, and BookTok. She has also served K-12 schools as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and student teacher supervisor.

Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.

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  2. Complete and submit the form.
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About the Carterette Series Webinars

Launched in 2010 and named in honor of one of our founding members, Pat Carterette, the Carterette Webinar Series highlights trends, innovations, and best practices in libraries.

Sessions are free, open to all, and approved for one Georgia continuing education contact hour.

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With the permission of the presenters, Carterette Series Webinars are recorded and posted in our archives within two weeks of the live presentations. Continuing education (CE) credit is not provided for viewing the recording of a webinar.

Please visit our archived sessions page to find recordings of previous Carterette Series Webinars.

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Carterette Series Webinars Planning Team

  • Ashley Dupuy
  • Michelle Lee
  • Emily Williams