Tumblr April 2014

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tumblr. For Libraries

tumblr.For Libraries

Presenter: Rachel Eichen

Agenda

Two Week Class: April 22 & 24What is tumblr? How does it work?Professional UsesLibrary PagesInteracting on TumblrMaking Your Tumblr EngagingTumblr TipsTumblr Tools and HacksTumblrs to FollowThe Future of Tumblr

Quick Poll

Image from: http://goo.gl/ypOR45

What is Tumblr?

What is Tumblr?

Effortlessly Share AnythingMicroblogging less is morePost text, quotes, links, videos, etcFind blogs based on interests/tagsComments rare, reblogs common

How popular is Tumblr?

Quick Facts

38,000 posts per a minuteUsers spent 154.1 minutes on average on Tumblr46.5 percent of Tumblr visitors are 18-34-years-old.

Sources: http://goo.gl/1rpliY, http://goo.gl/cD5t2

Why is Tumblr so popular?

Easy to find similar blogsEasy to share & make postsEasy to trackInteracts with other social media

Did you know?

In 2013, Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

How Tumblr Works

Create an Account

Find some Tumblrs to follow

Librarians online:thelifeguardlibrarian.tumblr.com/Great Libraries To Check Out:Baker Free LibraryPublic Lib of Cincinnati

Image from: http://goo.gl/raSoZ1

Follow

http://tumblr.libraryjournal.com/

Lets start blogging

Making Posts

DashboardAdd Posts (With Tags!)Reblog or like a postSee who liked/reblogged

Tags and Blogs

Find TumblrsUse tags to find infoTrack key tags

Personalizing Tumblr

Pick Your ThemeCustomize Your ThemeAdvanced OptionsChange AppearanceAppsAdd PagesMore

Using Tumblr

Professional Development

teenlibrariantoolbox.tumblr.compewinternet.tumblr.comlibraryadvocates.tumblr.com/

Offers perks like invites to author parties at conference

Interact with authors

rainbowrowell.tumblr.comneil-gaiman.tumblr.comYA Authors on Tumblr: yahighway.tumblr.com

Connect.

Librarians on Tumblr use the tags#libraries,#librarians, and#Tumblariansto talk to each other (http://goo.gl/tSqTF)

thelifeguardlibrarian.tumblr.comhttp://thepinakes.tumblr.com/ http://wordtraffic.tumblr.com/

Books!

http://gobookyourself.cohttp://heyteenbookshey.tumblr.com/ http://strandbooks.tumblr.com/

Libraries on Tumblr

http://nypl.tumblr.comchicagopubliclibrary.tumblr.comcanterburylibrary.tumblr.com hclib.tumblr.com

What to do on Tumblr

share photospromote upcoming eventspromote communitymake announcementspromote your collectionpromote readinginteract with your audienceVisit your library archivesHave fun

Other Profession Dev Uses

ReadingDiscoverFind/Share Infographics and memesKeep up with trends (using hashtags)

Homework

Set up a tumblr blog for either professional or personal use with:TitleDescriptionTheme Make at least one post of original content (Image, quote, etcwith at least 3 relevant tags)Reblog another blog post and add your own commentarySend me the URL along with questionsBonus: Follow at least one other Tumblr

Contact

Rachel Eichenadverb@gmail.com 877-816-9638Slideshare.net/adverb http://rachelnovare.tumblr.com/