Friday Picks: March 30, 2012

Some interesting things I’ve run across this week.

Trying to restart my “New & Not So New” posts that I used to do!

‘New Librarianship’ Pinterest Boards -  Contest that was run by the Syracuse iSchool. Contestants created pinterest boards reflecting their vision of the future of librarianship.  Voting has ended, but take some time to view the top 10 finalists. Fascinating stuff!  (via: Tame The Web)

How Librarians Can Successfully Navigate the 7 Cs of Social Media – a quick read with simple tips for success when using social media in your library.  My favorite tip? #4. Conversation: Always remember the “social” in social media. By Joe Walsh, Social Media Manager, Library Connect. (via: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich)

What about me? A picture of my digital life – Connect your twitter and facebook accounts and get a personalized infographic of the types of things you’re doing & saying in those spaces. Richard Byrne (Free Tech for Teachers) suggests using this with students to help them understand the digital presence they’re creating about themselves.

And of course, some pinterest boards of interest

  • Library Innovations – John LeMasney started this collaborarative board to gather pins that relate to technological, idealogical, and physical innovations and history in libraries.
  • ToRead/Wishlist – Bobbi Newman’s (Librarian by Day) – great list of tech, customer service, culture, internet related titles. Mixed in with some fun personal reading picks.
  • Kids Summer Reading in Libraries – New York State Library’s collaborative board for summer reading ideas (disclosure – I set up the boards for them) Join us and help  build the board!

Tomat-o-Match– Totally not library related, but I know some of you will love this! Find the perfect tomato plants for your needs. Happy gardening


Forgive me for not remembering who recommended some of these! Suffice it to say, it was twitter, facebook or google reader.