LibraryLinkNJ E-Update
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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 were saddened to learn that Chris Maloney, Director of the Ocean City Free Public Library, died in late December. He was a good man and a fine librarian, and will be missed. (via Facebook)

In happier shore news, a number of Snowy Owls have been visiting Cape May beaches this winter. If you haven’t had a chance to see them in person, this video captures some of their impressive beauty. (via Facebook)

Electrical Outlets


Customize your electrical outlets with this terrifying, then hilarious Voldemort soleplate. (Via Tumblr, See the image on the left)

Looking for great book choices for the kids in your life? The New York Public Library’s Digital Labs have created a beautiful, user-friendly tool to help you discover and choose from among 100 of 2013’s best books for children! (via Twitter)

Our 2013 Social Media Year In Review, created using Vizify, a free tool that helps you visualize data. (Via Twitter)

Cats, the most literary of all creatures. (Via Tumblr, See the image below on the left)

Literary Cat

Inspired by this delightfully idiosyncratic book display (Books for Nerds Who Crush on Ira Glass, See the image above on the right), I started a Board on Pinterest devoted to sharing, showcasing & celebrating the most creative, funny, engaging book displays I can find online. If your library is imbuing its book displays with a strong voice or point of view, we want to know about it! Post photos & tweet us, or post on our Facebook Page about it!