July 13, 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!

Jersey City Free Public Library's Tiebrary

Jersey City Free Library’s Tiebrary offers neckties to job-hunting library patrons. We love this trend! If your library circulates non-traditional items, we want to know about it. (See the photo above)

By the numbers: congratulations New Jersey’s busiest public libraries, and to those winning Adult Literacy & Community Partnership Pilot Grants!

In the midst of economic turmoil, Atlantic City Free Public Library's oral history project preserves & lifts up everyday people's voices.

Camden County Library has abolished fines for child card-holders and is launching a very promising, multi-literacy initiative on food & nutrition.

The Somerset County Library System is supporting entrepreneurs & small business owners with new circulating Business Kits.

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Outside The Lines

Will your library participate in Outside The Lines: Libraries Reintroduced this year? Here's how. (See the image above)

The most useful thing you'll read about social media & web writing this week: 11 Simple Yet Effective Edits to Instantly Improve Your Social Media Content

We think 2016’s Library Journal Marketer of the Year must come from NJ. Nominate yourself or a colleague today!

Book Riot presents 8 bookish Snapchat accounts worth following.

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Negative Self-Talk

Bryce Kozla on grappling personally & professionally with negative self-talk. (See the image above)

Here are 5 non-apps (!) to boost your productivity.

Looking for titles to suggest (or for something to read, yourself)? Some favorites of the year so far, and a bunch more to look forward to.

Fire up your devices! AASL’s Best Apps for Teaching & Learning list has been updated.

The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books (we’re not fully sold on the notion that this is a true problem).

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Shameful, but not surprising: closing over half of Newfoundland & Labrador's public libraries will hit rural areas hardest.

How will libraries adapt in the 21st Century? Knight Foundation challenged innovators to come up with ideas & chose some amazing winners. Get inspired!

Representatives from public libraries across Africa met recently in Swaziland to discuss innovations and forward-thinking services continent-wide. (See the photo below)

Public Libraries across Africa

We’d love to see something like this in NJ! Colorado’s parks collaboration expands to all libraries statewide.

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