1. Set your calendars. Tell your friends. Reblog for your followers. Library Journal and Tumblr are joining forces, with the help of Togather, to host an ALA meetup to end all meetups.
Important facts:
Tumblarians are librarians on Tumblr. It’s a big community, folks. Read more about it over at LJ.
There will be free wine & beer.
We’ll also have a raffle! Prizes includes signed advance copies of Richard Dawkins’s An Appetite for Wonder (Harper, Oct.) and LIBBANANAS.
It’s right before & at the same location—Local 22—as the Librarian Wardrobe/EveryLibrary party.
You can RSVP on Facebook and add it to your ALA Scheduler!
Official hashtag is #laserfingers. Make tumblarians known across platforms: tweet, tumbl, and Instagram the event.
So excited to see you all then!

    Set your calendars. Tell your friends. Reblog for your followers. Library Journal and Tumblr are joining forces, with the help of Togather, to host an ALA meetup to end all meetups.

    Important facts:

    So excited to see you all then!

  2. Official invite to come, but here are the relevant details:

    Library Journal & Tumblr Present

    Set Phasers to Internet
    an ALA tumblarian meet up
    (with free drinks)

    Saturday 6/29 7pm
    Local 22
    22 East Hubbard Street, Chicago

    cosponsored by Togather

    There will be a raffle. The event’s official hashtag is #laserfingers. BE THERE OR BE ON SOME OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK. (Are there gifs there? I thought not.)

  3. skokielibrary:

You haven’t truly Made It until someone writes a juvenile biography about you. Welcome to the library, Mr. Karp. 

!

    skokielibrary:

    You haven’t truly Made It until someone writes a juvenile biography about you. Welcome to the library, Mr. Karp. 

    !

  4. Social media is not going away. As new platforms emerge, libraries will need to choose the channels that work for their communities. But whatever platforms they choose, they must have some kind of plan that outlines their goals and embrace philosophies that support interactivity with their communities. I think Bizzle summed it up best, “Successful libraries will determine what platforms most effectively reach their target audience and aggressively build sustainable presences there.”

    — 

    Social Media: Libraries Are Posting, but Is Anyone Listening?

    This is about Facebook but its still very good.

  5. shhh! no running in the library!: Create|Curate with Archive.org →

    internetarchive:

    Internet Archive will be accepting 52 people for week long tumblr residencies. We are looking for creators, hackers, educators, curators, tumblr kids and anyone else looking to play with some code and content. 

    Here’s how it works: You create a custom tumblr theme at a url we supply and post a week’s worth of stuff from the vast depths of the Internet Archive. You can sequence, combine and remix it any way you want. We’ll be here to help you along in your exploration.

    When your week comes up, we’ll change our theme at this url to the one you coded and reblog your week’s worth of posts. After you’re featured, your residency will be archived at its original url.

    Interested? Fill out our form, let us know about you and show us a tumblr you’re proud to have made. Once we make our selections, we’ll send you the full details. For other inquiries, contact ian@archive.org.

    Feel free to reblog this open call.

    About the Internet Archive

    The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes textsaudiomoving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities. 

    You can read more about our organization here.

    Do it!

  6. therumpus:

unwrapping:

How Authors Should Use Tumblr:A Five-step Guide by Tumblr’s Rachel Fershleiser (from GalleyCat’s Jason Boog: “What Writers Need To Know About Tumblr”)

Correction, how EVERYONE should use Tumblr. These are great rules in general. (Rachel, too, is great in general.)

Basically just the best advice, c/o the indomitable, ever-wise Rachel Fershleiser.

    therumpus:

    unwrapping:

    How Authors Should Use Tumblr:
    A Five-step Guide by Tumblr’s Rachel Fershleiser (from GalleyCat’s Jason Boog: “What Writers Need To Know About Tumblr”)

    Correction, how EVERYONE should use Tumblr. These are great rules in general. (Rachel, too, is great in general.)

    Basically just the best advice, c/o the indomitable, ever-wise Rachel Fershleiser.

  7. Tumblarian 101: Tumblr for Libraries and Librarians @ ALA 2013! →

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    Have you voted for the ALA 2013 Conversation Starters yet?

    VOTING CLOSES THIS SUNDAY! You help decide which presentations actually happen, so please and thank you, log in or create an account and vote us up!

    (Feel free to check out all the other great proposals, but keep in mind, I have personal investment in kicking some PC ass. We’ve got two days to cover 10+ votes! Let’s do it!)

    Duh. We are HOUSE TUMBLARIANS.

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  8. JSTOR Contest: SCOTUS Edition!

    jstor:

    Who is the only sitting justice of the Supreme Court not (yet) to have an authored article on JSTOR? (Hint but not really because you don’t know me: I saw this justice on the street one day. There was much excited squealing on my part.) To win:

    1. Follow the JSTOR Tumblr.
    2. Reply to this post with your guess.

    The first person to answer correctly gets a free JSTOR tote bag!

    Taking a brief #librariansasteenagers break to just note how cute the JSTOR tumblr is.

  9. jstor:

Storm preparations: browsing Birge Harrison’s beautiful paintings and reading about the New York blizzard of 1888.
Stay safe, everyone.

JSTOR is ON TUMBLR!

    jstor:

    Storm preparations: browsing Birge Harrison’s beautiful paintings and reading about the New York blizzard of 1888.

    Stay safe, everyone.

    JSTOR is ON TUMBLR!

  10. rachelfershleiser:

1) Use Tumblr
2) Get Famous

True facts.

    rachelfershleiser:

    1) Use Tumblr

    2) Get Famous

    True facts.

  11. Struggling to find a job in my own profession, keeping that passion which I first set out with has been a real and every day battle. Volunteering and blogging are the only outlet for this passion. And while volunteering has been incredibly rewarding and is always fulfilling, it only goes so far as to what I want to do for the library.

    At times it can feel as though you’re viewing a party through glass walls. One you continually ask for admittance to, and one you continually get denied. Volunteering allows you to get into the party, but not really the opportunity to take part in the festivities. It can be a bit disheartening.

    For the unemployed, tumbling at least gives me the opportunity to breach that wall a bit. It allows me to wave at those on the inside and get a bit of a reaction and recognition. This in tern keeps me going, and helps keep the passion alive. Without the hope and passion, who knows what would have happened.

    — 

    The Unemployed Librarian in response to What has Tumblr done for you?

    I think this is important for everyone to read and remember. I’m sure you’ve all been there. I currently work VERY limited hours at a part-time library job, and volunteer the rest of the week at another library, just to be in a library. I’m grateful for the opportunity, but it can be difficult to stay motivated and positive. Make sure to salute your volunteers.

    (via lecieltumultueux)

  12. Tumblr Patron Saint Rachel visited LJ today! This is the belly of the beast.

    Tumblr Patron Saint Rachel visited LJ today! This is the belly of the beast.

  13. Hey tumblarians, we're down by TWO! Call your mom and tell her to VOTE.  →

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    For our Conversation Starter at ALA of course. Please and thank you for all your help and votes. Check out the other proposals while you’re at it!

    You heard the woman. Our Conversation Starter as the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to be #1.

  14. pcsweeney:

My librarian using Tumblr as part of her storytime. Love this!

<3 <3 <3

    pcsweeney:

    My librarian using Tumblr as part of her storytime. Love this!

    <3 <3 <3

  15. Hi friends!
Are you a librarian working at either Queens Public, Brooklyn Public, or NYPL? Email me! I want to ask you about ~Tumblr.~
Most sincerely,
Molly / Your LJ Tumblrer

    Hi friends!

    Are you a librarian working at either Queens Public, Brooklyn Public, or NYPL? Email me! I want to ask you about ~Tumblr.~

    Most sincerely,

    Molly / Your LJ Tumblrer