October 8, 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.

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Drop Sophie Brookover a line!

Major upgrades in store for the people of Jersey City! The Free Public Library’s main branch will be closed for renovation for five weeks - due to reopen November 2. Services will be provided by the library’s bookmobile.

This article in Non-Profit Quarterly on the uneasy position of libraries in the new normal of flat funding focuses on shuttered libraries in Trenton.

Funds approved for a new joint-use library in West Milford Township. The new building will be shared with the township.

Congratulations to Westfield Memorial Library on winning a $4,800 grant from Union County to enhance electronic collections for kids!

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"It's Always Been That Way": An Unsolicited Rant is full of humor, compassion & sensibleness.

Meredith Farkas on innovation with respect & self-awareness is a leadership must-read: “It’s Not Us Versus Them

Got a great idea but not ready to present a full-length webinar? Submit it to Urban Librarians Unite's Coffee Breaks - just 15 minutes of material required!

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Funding, voting & more: EveryLibrary debuts their open-access journal, The Political Librarian.

Here's a great partnership between the San Francisco Public Library & Lava Mae, the nonprofit providing showers for homeless citizens using decommissioned San Francisco MUNI buses.

On makerspaces as drivers of student autonomy in academic libraries: “What good is it if I do the work for you? I call that stealing people's fun.”

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Snowshoes, ukeleles, cake pans, power tools & more: yeah, that's at your library! See how libraries around the country are circulating all kinds of items.

A New Hampshire library takes a stand to help protect electronic privacy.

San Diego Public Library tapped into the area's biotech industry to create the first biotech lab in a public library.

On creating a popular romance collection in an academic library (for scholarly purposes, of course!).

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LibraryLinkNJ has a new discount on Beanstack, the early literacy web service for libraries. Great for summer reading and beyond!

Gale & Library Media Connection announce winners of the 2015 TEAMS Award, recognizing successful collaborations between school librarians and teachers.

Talking is teaching – especially when it comes to early math! We love these tips on conversational math from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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The Netherlands spent $202M to digitize AV archives, but much of it is not publicly accessible due to copyright restrictions. Was it worth it? Fast Company explores the issue.

Fortune magazine asks: Does this guy have the hardest job in tech? The Library of Congress has a new CIO.

Meet The Archive Corps, saving & digitizing arcane bits of history everywhere.

Via Young & Savvy Genealogists: The Historical and Genealogical Society of Tomorrow.

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