October 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!

Carla Hayden
Photo via Carla Hayden on Twitter

In September, Carla Hayden was sworn in as our 14th Librarian of Congress -- the first time a Black woman has held the post in our nation’s history! You can view her swearing-in ceremony on YouTube. Dr. Hayden dove right into her new role, participating in National Book Festival events and warming the hearts of children’s librarians nationwide.

The latest Pew Internet & American Life study on library usage and engagement is out. Dig into these insights!

The ground-breaking library trade journal Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) has conducted a public master class in how not to manage a public relations crisis. The situation has been reported in The Guardian and VOYA’s editors have now published a plan for how they intend to proceed.

DC Public Libraries injected notes of both levity & seriousness in their city-wide scavenger hunt for Banned Books Week.

North Dakota's Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library for geologists is undergoing a major expansion.

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National Book Awards
Photo via National Book Foundation

Book award season has started off with a bang. Time to check your shelves, orders & holds lists!

The National Book Foundation has announced both their longlists & finalists for the National Book Award in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. Winners will be announced at a ceremony and banquet on November 16.

This year's class of MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant winners include authors poet Claudia Rankine, longform journalist Sarah Stillman, graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, and poet Maggie Nelson.

The longlists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence are out, too, and what lists they are - so many great choices here for you and the avid readers in your community.

As we library people have known for years, listening isn’t cheating: audiobooks help readers learn!

Four new movie-length episodes of Gilmore Girls will be available on Netflix starting on Friday, November 25, and the NYPL is ready, with an assist from their Ultimate Gilmore Girls Reading List.

Over at Booklist, Rebecca Vnuk is asking for feedback from libraries that have started offering highly customized & personal readers' advisory service. Let her know if your library fits this description!

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Bernards High School will gain a massive new library under a renovation plan the school board recently passed. We can’t wait to see what this space holds for your students!

Explainer: How NJ’s Public Libraries Are Faring in the Information Age

Congratulations to NJ's own Janet Weiss on being inducted into the Special Library Association’s Hall of Fame

The New Jersey Library’s Talking Book & Braille Center highlights services for people with visual impairments during Blindness Awareness Month.

Snapshot Day NJ 2016 is almost here!

Tracy Maleeff’s recent presentation for NJ’s two Special Library Association chapters on using Twitter for research & professional development.

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Community Ties
Photo via American Libraries

Cogent insights & handy tools on managing Future Fatigue from Library Journal.

For all of your conference-planning needs, A List of Female Technology Experts in Libraries

Strong writing skills are essential to successful work in librarianship. Here are a bunch of examples & tips from PLA!

An update on the genesis & day-to-day of The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Tiebrary in American Libraries

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