1. The Common Librarian: Which tag? →

    thecommonlibrarian:

    Lovely Tumblarians, here’s a question which came into my mind after seeing the reminders to use and follow the #Tumblarians,#librariesand#librarianstags:

    How do you use these tags differently?I mean, there’s no point tagging every library-related post with all three tags, as this will merely duplicate the content across them all.So what different purposes do they serve?

    Personally, I find it easier to separate the #libraries tag from the other two, but I find it hard to decide which of the other two to use when talking about myself as a (future) librarian.

    Talk!

    I confess that if I am using #libraries, I am often also using #librarians, but if I’m running out of tag space (remember, just the first five are searchable), I will prioritize. A post about NYPL budget cuts will get #libraries; a post about a fashionable librarian will get #librarians. As for #tumblarians, I save that tag for occasions in which I want to address the community specifically—for instance, everytime I reblogged something about Set Phasers to Internet, I tagged it with #tumblarians and #ALA2013 rather than #libraries and #librarians.

  2. I think if you’re going to really think about how to use the internet in an interesting way, like for conversations and stuff, Tumblr is a lot better. Even if you only have like two followers, because of the tags, it allows everybody to engage in a conversation.

    — 

    John Green wants you to tag your posts. (via rachelfershleiser)

    How well are you using tags?

    (via books)

    Tags. Tags. Tags. Tag your posts, folks!

  3. Tumblrarian, Tumblarian, or Tumblrian?

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    oupacademic:

    If our dictionary editors have taught us nothing else, it is that the most common usage earns a place in our hearts. So, what is the most common spelling of the word blend Tumblr + librarian: tumblrarian, tumblarian, or tumblrian?

    Tumblarian! Cause we can’t be falling all over that extra ‘r’ (even though…). The power of common usage, huh?

    Yerp.

  4. libraryadvocates:

These are just approximations based on an informal study.

The Library Journal tumblr personally prefers the #libraries tag because there are fewer incidences of students posting from inside libraries and also…less porn…than the singular #library.

    libraryadvocates:

    These are just approximations based on an informal study.

    The Library Journal tumblr personally prefers the #libraries tag because there are fewer incidences of students posting from inside libraries and also…less porn…than the singular #library.

  5. thelifeguardlibrarian:

YO, I want #libraries to live here! We are quite related!

Seconded.

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    YO, I want #libraries to live here! We are quite related!

    Seconded.

  6. thelifeguardlibrarian:

    I really wish I was at midwinter. 

    I also really wish (hope? ask?) that all the great librarian tumblrs I just discovered at #alamw12 would PLEASE OH PLEASE tag #libraries or #librarians. I know there’s heaps of librarians out there, but, as we all know, tumblr is only easily findable by content. Tag yo stuff, my people.