January 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!

Check your stacks! A rare King James Bible first edition was discovered at Drew University Library. Drew has an extensive rare book collection, including hundreds of historic bibles. (See the photo below)

rare King James Bible at Drew

Great read in Library Journal on library accessibility from Rowan University: Inclusion Starts with Awareness.

Somerset County Library System is now offering notary services at all 10 branch libraries. Over 30 staff members have been sworn in as Notary Publics.

Amanda Brennan is one of NJ's own, and as Tumblr's in-house Meme Librarian, has The Best Job on The Internet. Your Washington Post coverage fills us with NJ Pride, Amanda!

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This Korean university library uses a two-storey slide to attract students to study. (See the photo below)

Korea's Hoseo University

Academic libraries always do great things for students, but finals are special at University of Iowa’s Hardin Library.

A great Library Journal interview with Colleen Theisen from the University of Iowa’s Special Collections Department . For more tips & strategies for marketing special collections online, review her LLNJ webinar, Internet Famous.

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Data visualizations & contextualization galore, with lots of relevance to libraries - both as generationally diverse workplaces and as community spaces: The Millennial Takeover. (See the image below)

Millennial Takeover

A must-read: Looking beyond Knight Foundation grants, MediaShift magazine asks, “How Can We Support Library Innovation?

Online life IS real life: 20% of all Americans report going online “almost constantly” according to a new Pew study.

Bryce Kozla is presenting a Pre-Conference on change management at the 2016 NJLA Conference. Read her latest, on her professional resolutions for 2016, & you'll see why.

To execute a great idea, Jacob Moses (aka The Not-Boring Technical Writer) encourages leveraging your friends' skills!

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LibraryLinkNJ's Smores put quick-start guides and continuing education round-ups at your fingertips. These online flyers look great on any device and can be shared far & wide. We'll let you know each time we publish something new.

Our archives so far include:

  • Readers’ Advisory Essentials
  • Professional Development For School Librarians
  • Instagram 101 for Libraries
  • Infographics Quick-Start Guide
  • Using Twitter at a Conference

Registration is open to LLNJ Member Library staff for our upcoming webinar with Casey McCoy, Making Makerspaces ore Welcoming for Girls and People of Color, to be held on February 9. This will be a must-attend for anyone involved in planning & executing makerspace services at their libraries.

Registration is now FULL for Strategies for Effective Web Writing with Heidi Steiner Burkhardt. 

If you're working on collection development or readers' advisory at your library (or are just looking for your own next great read), Our Best Books of 2015 Board on Pinterest rounds up as many year-end lists as we could find. We'll update it soon with all the lists from ALA's recent awards, too.

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Congratulations to these wonderful, dedicated & creative colleagues! I Love My Librarian Award winners were announced in December. (See the winners below)


A little librarian humor to brighten your day: a Venn Diagram of Venn Diagrams, via Visually, a media production company.

From Slate: Five Digital History Projects That Dazzled Us in 2015

Hidden gems, beloved classics & more: The 100 best iPhone apps of all time.

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