1. #tumblarianproblems

    tumblarianproblems:

    Hey team it’s Kate Tkacik (thelifeguardlibrarian) here blogging from the dummy account I created for my tumblr webinar this Thursday!

    Please give a follow and maybe some love this Thursday between 1:30-3pm cst!

    And seriously, thank you.

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  2. thelifeguardlibrarian:

It’s truly not just a toot of my own horn (nonetheless, toot toot). People like libraries and librarians, folks. Let’s keep reminding them why they should.

You’re the best around.

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    It’s truly not just a toot of my own horn (nonetheless, toot toot). People like libraries and librarians, folks. Let’s keep reminding them why they should.

    You’re the best around.

  3. This pose was my idea.

    This pose was my idea.

  4. Your favorite Tumblrs: a word cloud. A list of all the favorite Tumblrs mentioned in last week’s survey is forthcoming!

    Your favorite Tumblrs: a word cloud. A list of all the favorite Tumblrs mentioned in last week’s survey is forthcoming!

  5. thelifeguardlibrarian:

togatherinc:

You might not know her as Kate Tkacik, but if you’re involved with Tumblr’s library scene, you’ll know her by her username, thelifeguardlibrarian. In 2011, Kate began to build a network of librarians on Tumblr, now known as Tumblarians. In addition, she is a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a contributor to Library Journal.
We spoke with Kate via email about building the Tumblarian community; why it started, how it grew, and all of the great things that have come (and will continue to do so in the future) from connecting such a widely spread group of people with just a few hashtags.
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Oh hey.

OH HEY IS RIGHT.

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    togatherinc:

    You might not know her as Kate Tkacik, but if you’re involved with Tumblr’s library scene, you’ll know her by her username, thelifeguardlibrarian. In 2011, Kate began to build a network of librarians on Tumblr, now known as Tumblarians. In addition, she is a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a contributor to Library Journal.

    We spoke with Kate via email about building the Tumblarian community; why it started, how it grew, and all of the great things that have come (and will continue to do so in the future) from connecting such a widely spread group of people with just a few hashtags.

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    Oh hey.

    OH HEY IS RIGHT.

  6. rachelfershleiser:

1) Use Tumblr
2) Get Famous

True facts.

    rachelfershleiser:

    1) Use Tumblr

    2) Get Famous

    True facts.

  7. Kate is kind of a pokemon master of us: She’s gotta catch us all.

    — The Unemployed Librarian on our very own Lifeguard Librarian.

  8. the pinakes: On Kate Tkacik's Nomination as a Mover & Shaker →

    thepinakes:

    An excerpt from my communication supporting Kate’s nomination as a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker:

    Kate has transformed the atmosphere on Tumblr, her preferred online medium. […] While the librarian community on Twitter and Facebook has been “mature” (fully developed) for a few years now, until Kate started organizing, there was no specific librarian community on Tumblr to speak of. In my case, I followed a handful of friends, librarians and non-librarians that I already knew in real life or via twitter. I didn’t post any serious library-related content at the time.

    But what Kate did was different: she immediately saw the potential within Tumblr to connect a network of librarians, and using its search tools started adding librarians to her feed, reblogging their posts, adding her own commentary, and creating her own original posts on library topics — both fun, fanciful posts and more serious professional questions worth addressing. Kate encouraged every librarian she found to use Tumblr’s built-in tagging system to use the tags “librarians” and “libraries,” so that we could find each other’s content, and follow each other’s blogs. She consciously set out to create a community, and very quickly she succeeded.

    Raise your hand if you are a member of the Kate Tkacik fan club.

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  9. Kate Tkacik | Library Journal Movers & Shakers

Tkacik’s upbeat, intellectually curious attitude comes across in her posts and attracts other librarians to her, says tumblarian Daniel Ransom, librarian for research and electronic resources at Holy Names University in Oakland. “She consciously set out to create a community, and, very quickly, she succeeded,” he says.

I love this woman. I love you Kate.

    Kate Tkacik | Library Journal Movers & Shakers

    Tkacik’s upbeat, intellectually curious attitude comes across in her posts and attracts other librarians to her, says tumblarian Daniel Ransom, librarian for research and electronic resources at Holy Names University in Oakland. “She consciously set out to create a community, and, very quickly, she succeeded,” he says.

    I love this woman. I love you Kate.

  10. Yes, it’s that time again: Library Journal's annual Movers & Shakers issue. While not precisely a librarian dance contest (though I wouldn’t put it past these folks to bust a move), Movers & Shakers selects 50 outstanding librarians we think will shimmy their way into your hearts (and communities). We’re rolling out the names of this year’s crop throughout the coming week (today’s group: Change Agents), so check in for updates. You may notice a familiar face or two in the photo spread below…

    Yes, it’s that time again: Library Journal's annual Movers & Shakers issue. While not precisely a librarian dance contest (though I wouldn’t put it past these folks to bust a move), Movers & Shakers selects 50 outstanding librarians we think will shimmy their way into your hearts (and communities). We’re rolling out the names of this year’s crop throughout the coming week (today’s group: Change Agents), so check in for updates. You may notice a familiar face or two in the photo spread below…

  11. Usually I’m pretty anti-authority, but when Kate says to do it now in all caps and adds a please…

    — This is pretty much how I’m hoping the rest of my life will go(XO!)—thelifeguardlibrarian

  12. Five Question Friday: Kate and the Tumblarians

    thecardiganlibrarian:

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    Here, Kate poses with her very prestigious libbanana.

    After interviewing Kate thelifeguardlibrarian awhile back, I noticed things have taken off with the librarians-on-tumblr phenomenon, with Kate at the forefront as an informal organizer and motivator. Here, I ask her about what’s changed, both in her life and in what it means to be a librarian on tumblr, since we last talked.

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    In which Kate shares her secrets for success:

    Do you find it hard to keep up with your dash and Tumblarian doings?

    To be perfectly honest, I hardly keep up with my dash at all. I spend more day-to-day time reading tags—#libraries#librarians#tumblarians—and keep relatively focused in what’s going on in the tumblarian community. The nice part about enjoying being a part of this community is that it in no way feels like an obligation. I do get behind on updating the tumblarians list, but otherwise, I’m happy to participate whenever I’m able. 

  13. Come on folks! We are too good to stand for this. Tumblarians are legion.
Vote for our Conversation Starter and come talk with Tumblr superstar Rachel Fershleiser, Darien Library’s Erin “Laser Fingers” Shea, Lifeguard Librarian Kate Tkacik, and your humble Library Journal tumblrer at ALA Annual in Chicago!
Anyone can register to vote through ALA Connect, so take a sec to sign in and vote us up!

    Come on folks! We are too good to stand for this. Tumblarians are legion.

    Vote for our Conversation Starter and come talk with Tumblr superstar Rachel FershleiserDarien Library’s Erin “Laser Fingers” SheaLifeguard Librarian Kate Tkacik, and your humble Library Journal tumblrer at ALA Annual in Chicago!

    Anyone can register to vote through ALA Connect, so take a sec to sign in and vote us up!

  14. Tumblarian update--help! →

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    It’s update time again. I’ve seen lots of new names going by. Who would like to be included/removed/updated?

    You know what to do!

  15. 3 Great Tumblarian Conversations

    Too much to reblog, folks! You guys are all over these topics, but I wanted to point them out for readers who may not have seen them yet.

    Over at pandamans: YA Programming Budgets.

    Over at icarntspell: Gender-related reading materials.

    Over at thelifeguardlibrarian: What does ALA mean to you?

    This last one has garnered a lot of interesting responses, in particular this one from ehbeesea3.