April 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!

Adults! Can you match younger readers in this World Book Day 2016 quiz?

Readers’ advisors, start your engines. Here are some of the biggest new & forthcoming titles of the year.

Cherokee Scholar Adrienne Keene on Native appropriations in the new Harry Potter stories. A must-read for our entire profession.

Our own Sophie Brookover was featured in LitHub.

Marley Dias, a Jersey Girl after our own hearts, is an elementary school student managing the #1000BlackGirlBooks project, designed to highlight books that don’t just feature white boys & dogs. She’s put together a database of books for you to use, sortable by reading level, author & title!

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LibraryLinkNJ is proud to have co-sponsored NJ Makers Day for the second year in a row. Once again, libraries of every kind throughout the state participated, to resoundingly positive results. Below, we share links to just a few of the photo galleries, videos & stories from events statewide:

Literacies of all kinds will be the key topics at Library LitCamp, an unconference to be held in South Brunswick on Saturday, May 7. Can’t make it? Follow #LibLitCamp on Twitter

Catherine Spinella of West Essex Regional School District was named NJ's 2016 Governor's Educational Services Professional of the Year.

A recent Bernards Township Library fundraiser gave community members an opportunity to convert analog A/V materials to digital formats.

Some lovely coverage for Montclair Public Library's outreach efforts & collaboration with the New Jersey State Library’s Talking Book and Braille Center (See the photo below)

Montclair Public Library's outreach efforts & collaboration with the New Jersey State Library’s Talking Book and Braille Center


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Taking Photos That Tell a Story

Registration is open for our webinar on April 19: Keep it Social, Stupid! Social Media Strategy Real Talk. We have about 10 spaces left, so snag one today!

6 Great Tips for Taking Photos That Tell a Story.

The Library of Congress is launching a project to preserve America's broadcast history. Will future generations undertake something similar for contemporary radio & podcasts?

FOIA Mapper is a new service that aims to make it easier to know where to look for public documents.

Everyone deserves to know what the trade-offs of using apps & services are. Hooray for privacy policies in plain English!

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Fore-edge paintings, rare books, historic legal documents & more: the hidden treasures of Detroit Public Library's special collections.

How to Start a Makerspace When You're Broke, from AASL's Knowledge Quest.

"Professional development builds skills, brings great ideas into the library, and makes all staff members feel more connected to the job." Fiery truths from from Meredith Farkas right here.

See also: FINALLY. The Library of Congress will delete "Illegal aliens" as a subject heading.

The 2016 Public Innovators Lab for Libraries community engagement workshop, from ALA and the Harwood Institute, looks amazing.

Brunel University London’s Open Access initiative released a gorgeous new poster as part of their Library Partnership Scheme with the Open Library of the Humanities. Learn more about this project & download a copy for your library! (See the image below)

Brunel University London’s Open Access initiative

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Rainbow Dash for @eplnj's #njmakersday!

This little girl created a charming, snuggly snake named Rainbow Dash for Elizabeth Public Library's #njmakersday!

Banned Books Week

Throwback to that time Warren County Library apprehended these dangerous criminals during Banned Books Week. 

charming emoji pillows & their creators at @bclsreads

These charming emoji pillows & their creators at @Burlington County Library
are almost too much for our heart-eyes to bear. We can't wait to see more!

restorer at the Lyon Archives

 #MuseumWeek, held earlier in the month, is full of ideas for highlighting behind-the-scenes activity at your library, especially images focusing on staff & visitors to cultural institutions.
Here, a restorer at the Lyon Archives in France works on a 19th century broadside.

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