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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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Happy New Year! We hope 2015 holds wonderful things for you & your communities. There’s still plenty of time to start work on a New Year’s Resolution with resources from Louis Bay 2nd’s resolutions Pinterest board.

2014 closed out with a great Q&A with a real, live public librarian on Lifehacker and School Library Journal’s most popular posts of 2014 are pure gold.

Make Instagram better

Make your library’s Instagram account even better with these tips from our Tumblr.
(See the image on the left)

Storify archives of the month:

If you’re headed to Chicago for ALA’s Midwinter Meeting and can squeeze in a little culture while you’re there, take a look at this list of free days at Chicago museums.

EasyBib published a study on two years’ worth of Information Literacy data, and the results are sobering.

Is your library participating in ALSC’s Diversity in Action? Add your programs to the National Dia Program Registry! (See the image below)

ALSC’s Diversity in Action

Jason Griffey’s coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015), with a particular focus on 3D printers, is really good, and library-centric. Full archives are here.

New social media data, complete with demographic breakdowns, from the Pew Internet & American Life Survey. (See the graph on the right)

Teen Services Underground, an affiliate of Storytime Underground, launched last week! You can follow along on the blog, join the Facebook Group and follow them on Twitter and Tumblr.

Podcasting has been with us for 10 years and is enjoying quite a renaissance. Slate ran a bunch of articles, recommendations and thinkpieces about the form, including this retrospective essay by Andy Bowers, executive producer of all of Slate’s many podcasts.

New Social Media Data