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5 Universities Killing It On Snapchat

I am becoming convinced that Snapchat should become a library social media staple. Being a "cusper" (on the tail end of the millennial generation) I might not be as in-tune with what's fresh in social as my younger counterparts, but the numbers don't lie. Smith, from DMR, reports that Snapchat not only touts 100 million … Continue reading 5 Universities Killing It On Snapchat

Snapchat For Your Library

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Snapchat has been getting a lot of buzz as of late (Facebook offered to purchase it for $3 billion, but was turned down). It is currently valued at about $4 billion, and I think it will be the social media application of 2014 (here's an interesting story of why teens use Snapchat by npr). What … Continue reading Snapchat For Your Library

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Mashies Finalists for Library Promotion Inspiration- Part 3

Please view past posts for more background: Mashies Finalists for Library Promotion Inspiration Part 1 and Mashies Finalists for Library Promotion Inspiration Part 2 In my first post I stated that I was going to create library ideas based on each nominee for every category each day. This has proven to be a bit too time consuming so … Continue reading Mashies Finalists for Library Promotion Inspiration- Part 3

Top Ten IFTTT Recipes for Librarians

Ok if you're a librarian then you're probably familiar with the statement "if this then that" (IFTTT). It's pretty much a Boolean search that performs an action in a web application. If you've ever performed an advanced search, run a list in your LMS, forwarded your email to another email carrier, etc then you've used … Continue reading Top Ten IFTTT Recipes for Librarians

Schedule Your Pinterest Pins

Most people are familiar w/ scheduling their Tweets (Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Socialoomph), PinGraphy let's you do that on Pinterest!

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Use TED-Ed to Flip Your IL Sessions

Last week I attended the Texas Library Association's 2013 annual library conference. My head was spinning with all the innovative fresh ideas that were shared! One awesome session I attended was Flipped Classroom: Supporting New Educational Models. The session consisted of a panel of 6 educators who shared their experience flipping their classroom. While it was primarily aimed … Continue reading Use TED-Ed to Flip Your IL Sessions

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Using Hashtags to Teach Subject Headings

One of the hardest concepts, that I have found, for students to grasp and actually utilize are subject headings. Because students don't regularly employ them in their day to day life they tend to be cast aside for a comfortable natural language search technique. I show students how useful subject headings can be when searching … Continue reading Using Hashtags to Teach Subject Headings

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SXSWi Spots and Sessions for Librarians

Here is the list of all SXSWi events. There are so many sessions to attend and people to meet that it can be pretty overwhelming. When searching this extensive list try narrowing it down by theme such as: DIY, Hacker and Maker Social and Relationships Design and Development Diversity and Emerging Markets Work and Career … Continue reading SXSWi Spots and Sessions for Librarians

Your Infographic Toolkit (For those with little to no graphic design experience)

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Creating an infographic can be tedious and time consuming, especially for those with little to no graphic design experience. Here are the best tools that I have found that enable me to not only create an infographic but streamline my process. Find an Infographic Generator These are just some of the many infographic generators that … Continue reading Your Infographic Toolkit (For those with little to no graphic design experience)

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Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out

In David McCandless' fantastic TedTalk he says that "by visualizing information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes, a sort of information map. And when you’re lost in information, an information map is kind of useful.”  Employers these days receive hundreds of resumes. One way to standout from the ever-competitive … Continue reading Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out