Conversation Starters: Tumblarian 101: Tumblr for Libraries and Librarians

Monday, July 1, 2013 -
8:00am to 8:45am

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Description: Tumblarian 101 is an introduction to the microblogging platform, Tumblr, for libraries and librarians. Tumblarians are part of an information sharing community which connects libraries, libraries, publishers, authors, major media outlets, educators, students, advocates, and more across Tumblr's network of over 94 million blogs.

This conversation starter will provide basic user tools and tips for library professionals interested in creating a Tumblr blog for their library or their personal brand. Participants will be encouraged to discuss how to get started, how to connect and network with other users, what content is best suited for Tumblr's audience (, and how to engage in the exciting conversations, trends, and ideas in the Tumblarian community.

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Session Materials: 
ALA Slideshow.pptx - Uploaded by Molly McArdle (Jul 1, 2013 - 8.49 MB
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 1:18pm CDT
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I'm one of the unfortunates that didn't make it ALA this year. Will there be any place that will have a summary of tips, ideas etc that were shared during this session? I would be most grateful to get a copy of meeting notes if possible. Please let me know. :-)

Kind regards
Ricky Waller 

I wanted to attend, but the line was out the door. If there are slides or handouts that could be posted here, that would be great!

Thanks to everyone who came out today! I'm attaching our Powerpoint presentation for your review.

I also encourage you to check out LJ's Tumblarian 101 Starter Kit, full of practical advice on how to get started or optimize your library or personal Tumblr use.

To get a better sense of what librarians are doing on Tumblr, check out LJ's The Library Is Open: A Look at Librarians and Tumblr.

Thanks again!