LibraryLinkNJ E-Update
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Welcome to the first issue of LibraryLinkNJ’s Social Media Snapshots! This is a new, biweekly newsletter where 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.

Dewey or Don’t We, a podcast interview with Hilda Weisburg from the American Association of School Librarians. (via Facebook)

Looking for an easy, interactive way to elicit patron responses to your collections? Think about the Awesome Box, first pioneered by Harvard University Libraries and easily adapted for use in every kind of library. (via Facebook)

Make some fabulous paper crafts from old, weeded books. (via Pinterest, On the right: see one of the images from old, weeded books)

Michael Margolis of Get Storied is giving away free PDF versions of his inspiring & practical storytelling book, Believe Me, on his website. (Via Twitter)

We learned about Cognizant’s Making the Future After School & Summer Program Grants program at the Youth Services Forum. The application period for 2013 just closed, so bookmark it & put a tickler in your calendar for Fall 2014! (Via Twitter)

A creative approach to reader’s advisory based on celebrities, such as human meme machine & swoon-inducer Tom Hiddleston. (Via Tumblr)



Beautiful animated GIFs of some of the most memorable spells from Harry Potter. (Via Tumblr)