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  • 1. TUMBLR. FOR LIBRARIES Presenter: Diana Silveira

2. Agenda Two Week Class: March 4 & 11 What is tumblr? How does it work? Professional Uses Library Pages Interacting on Tumblr Making Your Tumblr Engaging Tumblr Tips Tumblr Tools and Hacks Tumblrs to Follow The Future of Tumblr 3. Quick PollImage from: http://goo.gl/ypOR45 4. WHAT IS TUMBLR? 5. Effortlessly Share Anything Microblogging less is more Post text, quotes, links, videos, etc Find blogs based on interests/tags Comments rare, reblogs commonWhat is Tumblr? 6. How popular is Tumblr? 7. Quick Facts 38,000 posts per a minute Users spent 154.1 minutes on average on Tumblr 46.5 percent of Tumblr visitors are 18-34years-old.Sources: http://goo.gl/1rpliY, http://goo.gl/cD5t2 8. Why is Tumblr so popular? Easy to find similar blogs Easy to share & make posts Easy to track Interacts with other social media 9. the best baby Twitter and WordPress didnt know they ever had. This is an apt metaphor. With all the functionality of WordPress, Tumblr also offers many of the same social features as Twitter. Just as tweets can be favorited, Tumblr posts can be liked. Tweets can be retweeted; Tumblr posts, reblogged. On Tumblr, like Twitter, you can follow people, and your dashboard, like your Twitter feed, is a stream of posts by everyone you follow, organized from most to least recent. Post can be tagged and those tags can show you what everyone else on Tumblr is posting on the same subject, similar to how hashtags are used on Twitter. - Kate Tkacik (thelifeguardlibrarian.tumblr.com), who was one of LJs 2013 Movers & Shakers from ALA Magazine http://goo.gl/tSqTF 10. Did you know? In 2013, Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 Billion 11. HOW TUMBLR WORKS 12. Create an Account 13. Find some Tumblrs to follow Librarians online: thelifeguardlibrarian.tumblr.com/ Great Libraries To Check Out: Baker Free Library Public Lib of CincinnatiImage from: http://goo.gl/raSoZ1 14. Followhttp://tumblr.libraryjournal.com/ 15. Lets start blogging 16. Making Posts Dashboard Add Posts (With Tags!) Reblog or like a post See who liked/reblogged 17. Tags and Blogs Find Tumblrs Use tags to find info Track key tags 18. Personalizing Tumblr Pick Your Theme Customize Your Theme Advanced Options Change Appearance Apps Add Pages More 19. USING TUMBLR 20. Professional Development Offers perks like invites to author parties at conferenceteenlibrariantoolbox.tumblr.com pewinternet.tumblr.com libraryadvocates.tumblr.com/ 21. Interact with authorsrainbowrowell.tumblr.com neil-gaiman.tumblr.com YA Authors on Tumblr: yahighway.tumblr.com 22. Connect. Librarians on Tumblr use the tags #libraries, #librarians, and #Tumblarians to talk to each other (http://goo.gl/tSqTF) thelifeguardlibrarian.tumblr.com http://thepinakes.tumblr.com/ http://wordtraffic.tumblr.com/ 23. Books!http://gobookyourself.co http://heyteenbookshey.tumblr.com/ http://strandbooks.tumblr.com/ 24. Libraries on Tumblr http://nypl.tumblr.com chicagopubliclibrary.tumblr.com canterburylibrary.tumblr.com hclib.tumblr.com 25. What to do on Tumblr share photos promote upcoming events promote community make announcementspromote your collection promote reading interact with your audience Visit your library archivesHave fun 26. Other Profession Dev Uses Reading Discover Find/Share Infographics and memes Keep up with trends (using hashtags) 27. Homework Set up a tumblr blog for either professional or personal use with: Title Description Theme Make at least one post of original content (Image, quote, etcwith at least 3 relevant tags) Reblog another blog post and add your own commentary Send me the URL along with questions Bonus: Follow at least one other Tumblr 28. Contact Diana Silveira Diana@novarelibrary.com877-816-9638 Slideshare.net/dee987 Delicious.com/dee987/tumblr http://dee987.tumblr.com/ Join me at NEFLIN - March 20th for 3D Printing and Maker Spaces