1. LJ’s 2013 Best Audiobooks

  2. Kate Tkacik (lifegdlibrarian) on Twitter →

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    You wanna hang out at #ALA2013? FOLLOW! Twitter is the easiest way to meet up and report out sessions.

    And for the millionth time, the official hashtag is #ALA2013. Cool!

    Folks heading to ALA, reblog with your Twitter handles! I’m at @mollitudo.

  3. networkedlibrary:

Finals is to library as Easter is to church: finals is when you see students that only come to the library once a semester.
We use Hootsuite Pro to manage our social media accounts, and I use it to generate a really basic weekly sentiment analysis report that tells us what kinds of language people are using when they tweet about us. Real sentiment analysis is a very difficult thing to do well, and involves setting up your own taxonomies, training your software to categorize relevant phrases accurately, etc etc. So I take Hootsuite’s sentiment analysis with a grain of salt. However, there does seem to be a clear trend: during finals, students vent on Twitter. And when they vent, it often involves talking smack about the library. This comparison shows typical sentiment for finals, when students say things like, “I’m going to jump off the roof of the library! #finals #killme.”
I guess it’s good our humiliation/shame numbers are still low?

    networkedlibrary:

    Finals is to library as Easter is to church: finals is when you see students that only come to the library once a semester.

    We use Hootsuite Pro to manage our social media accounts, and I use it to generate a really basic weekly sentiment analysis report that tells us what kinds of language people are using when they tweet about us. Real sentiment analysis is a very difficult thing to do well, and involves setting up your own taxonomies, training your software to categorize relevant phrases accurately, etc etc. So I take Hootsuite’s sentiment analysis with a grain of salt. However, there does seem to be a clear trend: during finals, students vent on Twitter. And when they vent, it often involves talking smack about the library. This comparison shows typical sentiment for finals, when students say things like, “I’m going to jump off the roof of the library! #finals #killme.”

    I guess it’s good our humiliation/shame numbers are still low?

    (Source: libraryvisualization)

  4. goodinthestacks:

It would have been nice for Library Journal to give some credit to @heyjenray for coming up with #librariansasteenagers, especially since I was the first librarian posted! Look at those guns!!

Just trying to keep up with the flow of pictures at this point! I think we’ll try and do a bigger recap in the next day or so. For anyone seeking the germ of #librariansasteenagers (which LJ has merely documented), check out this Flavorwire post of authors as teenagers, which prompted Melville House to call for pictures of booksellers and librarians as teenagers, which was shortly followed by our very very first #librariansasteenagers photo (along with the hashtag) from @heyjenray.

    goodinthestacks:

    It would have been nice for Library Journal to give some credit to @heyjenray for coming up with #librariansasteenagers, especially since I was the first librarian posted! Look at those guns!!

    Just trying to keep up with the flow of pictures at this point! I think we’ll try and do a bigger recap in the next day or so. For anyone seeking the germ of #librariansasteenagers (which LJ has merely documented), check out this Flavorwire post of authors as teenagers, which prompted Melville House to call for pictures of booksellers and librarians as teenagers, which was shortly followed by our very very first #librariansasteenagers photo (along with the hashtag) from @heyjenray.

  5. embroiderypoems:

“This City runs on intern blood.” #lifeblood @postcrunk @IvivaOlenick 

Iviva Olenick is collecting and embroidering Twitter “poems.” Tweet her @IvivaOlenick or @EmbroideryPoems, and your pithy insights may end up in stitches.

    embroiderypoems:

    “This City runs on intern blood.” #lifeblood @postcrunk @IvivaOlenick 

    Iviva Olenick is collecting and embroidering Twitter “poems.” Tweet her @IvivaOlenick or @EmbroideryPoems, and your pithy insights may end up in stitches.

  6. LIBRARIAN JOKES

    LIBRARIAN JOKES

  7. HEY TUMBLR, it's the Tumblr vs Twitter race to $1000 for EveryLibrary! →

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    Attention tumblarians, library-loving tumblrers, and all the internet friends: today kicks off a one-week fundraiser to $1000 to benefit EveryLibrary, the first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of all types.

    In order to maximize our efforts,Tumblr is taking on the Twitter community in a race to $1k, from today until next Tuesday, November 20th.

    Help today, help tomorrow.

    Why does EveryLibrary need our help? Funding raised this week will go towards the necessary personnel and resources needed to do voter analysis on library ballot measures which were voted on across the country during the election. What EL learns from this election will have a critical impact on our strategy of support for future library endeavors on the ballot. Cool and important, right?

    Even cooler, if you can’t give cash right now, we’ve partnered with Urban Libraries Unite (an incredible org, check it out) in supporting their book drive which is currently seeking new and good condition used children’s books and new unmarked children’s coloring and activity books (with crayons if possible), to go out to young victims of the storm who are currently in shelters in New York City. Material donations should be directed here.

    If you’re feeling particularly philanthropic this week, ULU is also looking for cash donations, as is the New Jersey Library Association Relief project.

    Please consider giving what you can. Chip in $5 or $10—or donate books to support Sandy victims.

    To contribute to the #tumblarian EveryLibrary race to 1k (WHICH I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE WE CAN CLEAN UP WELL BEFORE NEXT TUESDAY), please click through the link above or here.

    Give us a like, a reblog, a shout out to your friends and family. Think about it: all we need is about 100 folks to find $10 or so for the cause. Let’s have fun, do good work for EveryLibrary, and flex these Tumblarian muscles. Let us also show Twitter what’s up.

    To learn more about EveryLibrary (and to share the good news with your generous friends) please visit here.

    YES YES YES

  8. Check out all of the Digital Shift Tech Summit chat on Twitter →

    Today was a full day of really interesting talk about libraries, ebooks, and technology.

    (Source: thedigitalshift.com)

  9. schoollibraryjournal:

Blast from our Twitter past.

Hahahaha.

    schoollibraryjournal:

    Blast from our Twitter past.

    Hahahaha.

  10. rachelfershleiser:

    emchughes:

    This is a thing that happened today and it made me so happy.

    Nerds.

    <3

  11. Library Journal's Day of Dialog →

    Today the LJ crew is at our annual Day of Dialog, a day-long event that brings together librarians, publishers, vendors, and authors for discussion of issues affecting the book and library world today. Follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #LJDOD.

  12. Okay kids, I’m heading to PLA. The tumblr may be a little quiet the next few days, but I’ll see if I can update some ~exclusive PLA pix~ for your viewing pleasure. Keep an eye out on Twitter, via the #pla12 hashtag, or follow us LJ editors as we transverse the conference space. (Warning, my tweets may be snack- and swag-centric.)

  13. He doesn’t understand what Twitter is for. Of course he dislikes it. He’s working from a place of profound ignorance. His stance is one of those things where you have to say, “There, there, Mr. Franzen, here is your Ovaltine.”

    — Do As Franzen Does. Do What You Like | HTMLGIANT (via rachelfershleiser)

  14. 
theatlantic:
How Do You Cite a Tweet in an Academic Paper?
The Modern Language Association likes to keep up with the times. As we all know, some information breaks first or only on Twitter and a good academic needs to be able to cite those sources. So, the MLA has devised a standard format that you should keep in mind.
Read more.

    theatlantic:

    How Do You Cite a Tweet in an Academic Paper?

    The Modern Language Association likes to keep up with the times. As we all know, some information breaks first or only on Twitter and a good academic needs to be able to cite those sources. So, the MLA has devised a standard format that you should keep in mind.

    Read more.