Library Jawn

This is a jawn about libraries
by Poliana Irizarry

Apr 17

Welcome!

lismicroaggressions:

Hello! Welcome to LIS Microaggressions, an online space for librarians, archivists, and information professionals to share our experiences with microaggressions within the profession. Inspired by recent grassroots social media movements, such as The Microaggressions Project and I, Too, Am Harvard, this space aims to identify, acknowledge, and overcome the microaggressions that continue to exist in our profession and that are the real, lived experiences of LIS professionals of color today. 

My new favorite Tumblr…maybe yours too, y/y?


Apr 15

proveyrhuman:

aacpl:

Part 2 of 3!

National Library Week is here, and that means it’s finally time to share the entries for the 2014 Teen Cover Art Contest!

We had 30 great submissions this year, with a theme of “Back to the Books.”

The judges (PR and Virtual Services staff at the Library) will be deliberating this week to choose our first and second place winners. The first place winner will grace the cover of the Fall issue of Library Happenings, and win an 8”Coby Tablet computer. The second place winner will receive a gift card to Art Things, Inc. in West Annapolis.

Presented in no particular order, here are 10 more of our amazing entries.

We don’t know HOW the judges are going to decide the winner when there’s so much great creativity flowing around here. Last batch to come soon…

These all look so good!



Apr 14
upgraders:

unclefather:

this is what our tax dollars pay for

good

upgraders:

unclefather:

this is what our tax dollars pay for

good

(via pearlsnapbutton)


Apr 4
Is your library participating? http://chooseprivacyweek.org/

Is your library participating? http://chooseprivacyweek.org/


Apr 1
The increasingly dynamic market represented in this year’s consumer electronics purchase and use data is exemplified in the following trends:

Consumers crave more devices—even if they already have a stable of consumer electronics, many consumers have plans to purchase more categories of devices in addition to purchasing more in the categories they already own.
Growing interest in wearable technology—large proportions of consumers surveyed indicated interest in devices like smart watches and wearable smart glasses, despite these devices not being widely available commercially.

Health and Fitness becoming a focus—consumers were widely interested in health or fitness monitoring functionalities, either from dedicated devices or apps on multifunctional devices. “Appification” was a strong trend for other categories as well.

Many consumers, especially early adopters, are willing to negotiate on digital trust—more than half of consumers surveyed were willing to share personal data in exchange for improved services or discounts as long as some basic rules apply.

The increasingly dynamic market represented in this year’s consumer electronics purchase and use data is exemplified in the following trends:

Consumers crave more devices—even if they already have a stable of consumer electronics, many consumers have plans to purchase more categories of devices in addition to purchasing more in the categories they already own.

Growing interest in wearable technology—large proportions of consumers surveyed indicated interest in devices like smart watches and wearable smart glasses, despite these devices not being widely available commercially.

Health and Fitness becoming a focus—consumers were widely interested in health or fitness monitoring functionalities, either from dedicated devices or apps on multifunctional devices. “Appification” was a strong trend for other categories as well.

Many consumers, especially early adopters, are willing to negotiate on digital trust—more than half of consumers surveyed were willing to share personal data in exchange for improved services or discounts as long as some basic rules apply.



Mar 20

NOW HIRING: Social Media Intern

Santa Clara County Library District

http://www.sccl.org

1370 Dell Avenue

SCCLD Service Center

Campbell, CA 95008

JOB TITLE: Social Media Intern

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated knowledge of current social media trends and practices

SEMESTER(S): Fall 2014

HOURS: To be determined by intern

PAID/UNPAID: Unpaid

We are looking for an innovative and fun social media intern extraordinaire to help our large public library system manage our social media platforms. The ideal social media intern will come to the table with ideas on how we can improve our existing social media presence and work with the Virtual Library Team to develop a two-year social media plan. The Social Media Intern will post to social media outlets on a regular basis and will work with the eResources Librarian and Virtual Library Manager to develop a system-wide workflow to manage social media. The Social Media Intern will also be expected to attend — virtually or in-person — the monthly Reader’s Advisory Committee meeting to seek input on how we can continue to infuse our brand (Reading) into our social media efforts.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae (preferred) or resume

CONTACT: Poliana Irizarry, eResources Librarian (that’s me!)

PHONE: 408-293-2326

EMAIL: social@sccl.org


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