For a while now I have been struggling with an issue – how and where should I post stories, news, and information relevant to libraries and the issues that are important to me (digital literacy, digital divide, technology policy, etc)? I am trying to focus more on conversation and less on link sharing on my Twitter account. I have done a good job of cutting back on the link sharing, but not so well with the conversation aspect. I don’t want to share links on this blog without adding my own commentary and thoughts to posts. I tried using Facebook but with the newsfeed algorithm and other issues I do not care for it and it hasn’t been very successful. I have finally found a solution! Tumblr. I have had a Tumblr account for years and played with it off and on but could never find a use for it. It was a solution looking for a problem. After some tweeking I finally have it set up to do what I want/need from sharing resource: allow resharing and sharing on other social network sites easily, search the archives, tag posts for easy location & organizing (cuz librarian!) and allow comments.
So for those of you who have enjoyed the information, articles, and other resources I’ve shared over the years (I still miss Top Ten Links!) I give you The Librarian by Day Notebook.
I’m referring to it as my notebook to indicate (hopefully) that it is clippings, links, and short notes, not blog posts written by me. You can subscribe via RSS, email, or through Tumblr if you’re a Tumblr user. I will be posting the type of content you are used to seeing here on the blog in posts such as Top Ten Links, and via Twitter.
- David’s Digital Branch Stye Guide
- Building the Digital Branch for the 21st Century
- Don’t Write Off ALA’s Work on Digital Literacy and the FCC Before Reading This