November 12, 2015

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!

Steal these ideas! Libraries can learn so much from creative museum collaborations such as The Morbid Anatomy Museum’s 2016 wall calendar & the #MuseumInstaSwap project carried out by London museums this summer on Twitter & Instagram.

Princeton University’s Firestone Library holds the nation’s largest collection of death masks. Maybe they should look into a collaboration with the Morbid Anatomy museum?

Catch up with Colleen Theisen’s wonderful insights & tips on Strategically Marketing Special Collections Online with this archived recording & slides from the webinar she did for LibraryLinkNJ.

Hogwarts Houses Common Room ambient sounds, for when you need productivity background noise (off-desk, of course).

Passaic County’s Clinton Road gets national coverage in the spooky & unexpectedly touching Highway to Hell: A Journey Down America's Most Haunted Road.

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Congratulations to Judith Cohn on being named Assistant VP for Information Services and Director of Health Sciences Libraries at Rutgers University!

Illuminating & timely: registration is open for a We Need Diverse Books colloquium at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information on November 18.

Wonderful coverage of Verona High School Library’s beautiful makeover, while Vineland's Wallace Middle School Library celebrates National Day on Writing.

Snag all of the excellent presenter materials from the 2015 Youth Services Forum, cosponsored by the NJ State Library, NJLA, and NJASL.

Long Branch Free Public Library is expanding their role as a resource for their community. In related news, NJLA’s Diversity & Outreach Section is now on Twitter(See the photo below) Give them a warm welcome! 

NJLA Diversity & Outreach Section's inaugural tweet

Paulsboro's Gill Memorial Library recently opened a major expansion that marries the town’s industrial history with modern technology, winning effusive praise from the mayor: "Our kids needed this. Our old library did the job, but it wasn't up to date. This shows you taxpayer money spent well."

We organized a TechFest event for the two New Jersey-based chapters of the Special Library Association. Learn all about this learning model with a lovely write-up from one of their members.

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It's always gratifying to see cross-pollination from our field to others: here are 4 Ideas Journalism Can Borrow from Libraries.

This week, President Obama signed a bill limiting the Librarian of Congress to a single ten-year term, renewable by the Senate.

From the recent NJ Spotlight on Cities conference, this session on economic development has relevance to libraries statewide: "The panelists explained that a holistic vision is necessary when planning a development project and that developers have a duty to preserve three things: 1) the people who already live in the neighborhood in which you are going to build, 2) the area's historic landmarks, and 3) the cultural institutions of the neighborhood."

In an innovative collaboration between library types, the University of British Columbia at Kelowna’s collections are now open to the public at the Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

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