March 9, 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!

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Rutgers University, in partnership with NJPIRG, is going to pilot an open textbook platform, allowing faculty to choose readings that will be freely available to students.

Two Girl Scouts partnered with The Library of the Chathams to create a mini-library in a local community soup kitchen.

Seton Hall University’s Walsh Library will host a free program on Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle on March 23.

We're kvelling over Lessons from New Jersey’s Annual Makers Day. Excellent national coverage in School Library Journal, written by NJ’s own Kate Jaggers - congratulations to the team at NJ Makers Day!

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February included #ColorOurCollections, where libraries of all kinds capitalized on the craze for coloring pages for grown-ups. Twitter user @pfanderson put together an archive of tweets & images and you can download coloring pages from this handy list.

Advice & demystification for new Instagram users, plus 14 Instagram Photo/Video editing tools.

The UK is bringing out a new coin featuring Peter Rabbit. What American literary characters would you like to see on our quarters?

Beyond Books: Why Some Libraries Now Lend Tools, Toys, and More

Alfred University librarians detail their process for designing & publicizing their personal librarian program. Great for students, faculty, and the library itself!

We’re eagerly anticipating Ottawa Public Library's innovative food literacy programming.

National Bookmobile Day is coming! If your library has a bookmobile, how will you be celebrating?

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The Atlantic loves libraries! "There are three areas where libraries function as vibrant centers of America’s towns: technology, education, and community."

JSTOR Daily’s new Digital Voyage column is a must-read, right out of the gate: "But looking at these challenges through the lens of technology adoption just keeps our devices at the center of the story. We need to think less about the devices and more about the people using them; to see our social networks not (just) as technologies, but as spaces we now inhabit."

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