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FREE Social Media Images for Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.  ALA has some free graphics on their site, but honestly, I dislike them.  I think they’re a bit juvenile.  So I created some of my own graphics for social media and would like to share them here with you.

Twitter-Optimized Graphic


Instagram-Optimized (also works for your blog)

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Facebook Cover


If you’d like to download the graphics in high-resolution format, just enter your email address below.  I’ll email you a link to download and also send you more free graphics in the future.  (You can opt-out of future mailings at any time).

*All photos courtesy UnSplash {Creative Commons Zero License}.

Internet Librarian 2013 Conference Highlights, Part 2

Last week I shared what I learned about search at the Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey.  This week I’m sharing some tidbits from another memorable session I attended.

From Ken Bicknell’s presentation on Digitization & Social Media

This was a really interesting presentation on how Ken Bicknell’s library is in the process of digitizing historical archives related to the history of transportation in Los Angeles.  Seriously, I wanted to become an archivist after his presentation!

  • “Access to everything can be just as useless as having access to nothing.”  – Very smart commentary on the need to help library users interpret the information they receive.
  • We need our resources to be “find-able.”  Access means nothing if users cannot find it.

Some resources he shared: