December 10, 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?
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The Executive Board of LibraryLinkNJ--The New Jersey Library Cooperative is pleased to announce that Kathy Schalk-Greene, former Director of the Mount Laurel Library, has accepted the position of Executive Director.

Kathy Schalk-Greene

Kathy has been a distinguished and visionary member of the New Jersey Library Community for over 35 years, serving as Program Coordinator of the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative before her tenure at Mount Laurel. While at Mount Laurel, she led her team through the Trading Spaces: Reinventing the Library Environment Project, which showcased retail-style display merchandising and customer service techniques.

With funding from the New Jersey State Library, Kathy also headed the SWAT Team of Library Transformers to make over NJ libraries using experienced library experts as consultants. The New Jersey Library Association recognized her outstanding contributions to moving NJ library service forward by naming her Librarian of the Year in 2005.

The Executive Board extends its thanks to the Executive Director Search Task Force (Jane Crocker, Chair; Candice Brown, Peggy Cadigan, Michelle McGreivey, Joanne Roukens, Margaret Shapiro), who worked closely with search firm Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates to find our perfect match for this important role.

Please join us in welcoming Kathy as LibraryLinkNJ’s new Executive Director. She will begin work on Monday, December 28.

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Great coverage highlighting Princeton Theological Seminary Library's environmentally friendly design.

What a difference a Y makes. The Gloucester County Historical Society’s headquarters was missing the final letter on their building sign, so the team at Gloucester County Library’s Mullica Hill branch put their 3D printer to work!

A round of congratulations to Brett Bonfield, who’ll be the new Executive Director at Princeton Public Library, and Laura Leonard, Wyckoff Public Library’s new Director.

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Kudos to the University of Michigan’s social media team for their transparency in covering their own Facebook hacking story.

You may have noticed longform-ish captions on a lot of Instagram accounts recently. New York Magazine explains why.

NPR’s Social Media Desk Tumblr is on our list of favorites thanks in no small part to smart pieces like this one, on how to use Twitter to share stories. If you live-tweet programs & events at your library, give their strategies a spin!

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Learn how to convert PDFs to Google Docs using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in Google Drive w/this quick video walkthrough.

Got 15 minutes? Learn something useful & interesting with an Urban Librarians Unite Coffee Break! Upcoming topics include Instagram, professionalism, bilingual storytimes & more.

‘Tis the season to make reading recommendations. Here's our Readers' Advisory Resources Galore round-up on Smore!

We’ve also collected some of our best PD resources for school librarians. Share widely!

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Interesting crowdfunding opportunity: Mesa County Libraries launched Kickstarter campaign to develop a Colorado wildlife app.

Jessica Olin & Michelle Millet led an excellent discussion on libraries, leadership & gender. You can read the archive of the conversation here.

Finally? Maybe? There should soon be some consistency of design across all federal government websites.

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Adult coloring has been trending for some time now. Does your library have a coloring station for grown-ups?

A recent IMLS Report addresses how museums & libraries are addressing economic distress in poor communities.

Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Journalism tracks many issues relevant to libraries. One recent national survey they shared covers the results of a national survey concerning the needs of gay and sexual minority homeless youth.

Social Scientist Laurence Steinberg’s insights into gaming the teenage brain.

Fantastic news: We Need Diverse Books editors have partnered with Scholastic to produce a special section in each monthly Scholastic Reading Club circular.

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The Digital Public Library of America has announced a major Knight Foundation grant to research the potential integration of newspapers.

The San Francisco Disco Preservation Society is working to archive the city’s 1970s scene.

Special and handy! Camden County has opened a tool library on their new Sustainability Campus in Gloucester Township.

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