February 16, 2016

In This Issue

Social Media Snapshots is our regular round-up of all the best content from our social media channels, delivered right to your inbox. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram, but if you don’t, you can rely on Social Media Snapshots to keep you up to date on developments in technology and libraryland -- here in NJ & around the country -- as well as fun things like photos you can share with your staff and patrons.

Also check out more LibraryLinkNJ on Social Media!

Want to know more about how you can use social media to connect with your community?
Drop Sophie Brookover a line!

Let's make this happen in NJ! A Scavenger Hunt Through All of Toronto's Public Libraries. 

Congratulations to the South Orange Public Library, celebrating 150 years serving their community. 

The Venture Hub at the Burlington County Library offers "educational, networking, and collaboration opportunities to innovators."

Ten bills that Matter: A round-up of recent NJ legislative action with real impact.

Telling Untold Histories is NJ’s own public history unconference. Library folks accounted for a third of all participants last year, and LibraryLinkNJ is co-sponsoring this year’s event. We just launched a Group on Facebook and would love for you to join us!

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Winners PLUS readalikes! 2015's best in genre fiction for adult readers from RUSA.

We Want To Go To There: Take a Peek Inside Neil Gaiman's Library.

Got fans of the Hamilton musical at your library? Share JSTOR Daily's piece on Aaron Burr!

From The Atlantic: Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories. Tales of fantasy and cunning characters vs. moral realism and hard work. Hmm, what might a kid enjoy more…

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Compassionate, bracing food for thought on ethical practices for library staff from LLNJ webinar presenter Julie Jurgens.

Check out the American Association of School Librarian's new infographic on Standards & Guidelines Research to Date.

Got "a kernel of an idea"? Enter the Knight Foundation’s second News Challenge on Libraries. Explore the question, “How might libraries serve 21st century information needs?”

Patrons & students asking about the water crisis in Flint? Here are 5 books to improve understanding of the situation (including one with a NJ connection).

Learn more about the Association of Library Service to Children's new Core Competencies...with GIFs!

Where Is the diversity in publishing? The 2015 Diversity Baseline survey results reveal who actually works in publishing.

ALA’s Library Information Technology Association is smart to have storified this convo regarding lack of diversity among this year’s Mid-Winter LITA Top Tech Trends panelists.

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Five ways brands can use Instagram Bios via the Latergramme Blog. PLUS: Instagram users can now switch between multiple accounts!

Want to get started on Twitter but don't know how? NPR’s quick-start guide to the rescue!

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Los Angeles Public Library waived all fines for late items through February 1.

An Opulent Bronx Library in Decay, and in Search of a Purpose

Calling all genealogy buffs: A woman discovers that her great-great-great grandfather wrote the first fugitive slave narrative. And shares her research adventure! A great listen from radio show Fresh Air.

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