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Social Media Snapshots is our regular dose 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 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? Drop Sophie Brookover a line!

If you couldn’t attend our Membership Meeting last month, we created a Storify archive of tweets, links & photos to give you a taste of guest speaker Geoff DiMasi’s talk, Libraries as Hubs of Self-Organizing Communities. Geoff’s slides are also available on our website.

Heather McCormack -- former review editor for Library Journal and current collection development librarian for 3M Cloud -- maintains a tumblr full of insights about the eBook market and publishing, in general. Her recent post on self-publishing platform Wattpad is well worth a read.

The Fault in Our Stars

The film adaptation of John Green’s bestseller The Fault In Our Stars opened to huge, Tom Cruise & Disney-crushing box office returns. If you haven’t seen it, and you plan to, please heed the warning in this image on the left. (via tumblr)

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Recent Follows on Tumblr
Every week, the number of tumblrs run by libraries and librarians, and ones that are just of interest to us grow. We thought you might like to know about some of our recent favorites:

  • Cat GIF of the Day: because cats.
  • Hiring Librarians: probably the most valuable takeaway from this blog, which consists primarily of interviews with job seekers and hiring managers throughout the library world, is that there is no one answer to time-honored questions like “what should I wear to the interview?” Sometimes contradictory, always interesting.
  • CHPL Teens: The Cherry Hill Public Library’s tumblr addresses their teen audience (which extends well beyond the township’s borders) with humor, solid links, and unabashed literacy love.
  • Bobbi Newman’s Librarian by Day Notebook covers technology, public policy & ethics from a library perspective. Great stuff!

Speaking of summer, we know Summer Reading is upon many of our member libraries. We salute you, warriors of Summer Reading Programs! (via Facebook)

Free & Inexpensive Outings All Over NJ for you to share with your community members. We found a South Jersey-specific list, too! (via Facebook)

Apparently, there’s a Dunkin’ Donuts at the Library of Congress. Could that place be any more perfect? (via Facebook)

Summer Reading

Baby Got Stacks

Finally, we often wonder: does Sir Mix-a-Lot know about the literary second life his immortal paean to feminine posteriors, “Baby Got Back”, enjoys among book nerds of a certain vintage? First, Hillsdale Library’s I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie sign! Now, Baby Got Stacks. (via Facebook).