|It’s time again for LibraryLinkNJ’s new, biweekly newsletter, Social Media Snapshots! In each issue, we pull together the best content from our social media channels and deliver them right to your inbox. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest, 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.
Want to know more about how you can use social media to connect with your community? Contact Sophie Brookover.
We held our first Technology Speed Dating event of 2014 at the Parsippany Public Library on January 14. This photo album showcases all the wonderful networking & learning our colleagues enjoyed. (Photos on the left and below)
Registration is still open for Tech Speed Dating events in March (Monroe Township Library, Middlesex County) and April (Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill Branch). Join us! (via Facebook)
After nearly a year of closure, the Orange Public Library celebrated its reopening on January 13. NJLA Executive Director Pat Tumulty was there to mark the occasion with Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren. (via Facebook)
Once in a while, the Internet gives us the gift of a truly charming sinkhole for all that copious free time we don’t know what to do with. As your Computational Learning & Advanced Bibliomancy Informationist, I’m pleased to share the Librarian Title Generator. (via Twitter)
How to Do Community Outreach, In One Slide.
Hat-tip to Allen McGinley for the image.
Allen, Keisha Miller & Beth Halliday co-presented an excellent webinar on Practical Outreach for Every Community for LibraryLinkNJ members.
If you missed it, a recording of the webinar, the presenters’ slides and other materials are available on our website. (Via Facebook)
Sharpen up those Reader’s Advisory skills with Guess The Book From Its Library of Congress Subject Keywords, courtesy of the often-literary geniuses at The Toast. (via Tumblr)
Did you attend ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia last weekend? As you reflect on the experience, take time to read Making Space for the Silenced, a valuable discussion of ALA’s recently-unveiled Code of Conduct for its conferences. As author Barbara Fister points out, “We need a code because people who attend ALA conferences should feel safe and welcome. And sometimes they don’t.” (via Tumblr -- also relevant and worth reading: this Storify, which provides background, links to blog posts and tweets that tell the story of the Code of Conduct.)
Speaking of Midwinter Meeting, if you missed the Youth Media Awards Press Conference, or if you just want to relive the excitement and joy of the announcements of the biggest awards for children’s and young adult literature, you can watch the whole thing on YouTube.
Some inspiring photos from one of our favorite Pinterest boards, Guide Michelin of Libraries: