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Tumblarian 101: Tumblr for Libraries and Librarians

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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.

Presenters represent a range of Tumblr bloggers across the library community, including Rachel Fershleiser, Literary and Nonprofit Outreach at Tumblr, Kate Tkacik (thelifeguardlibrarian.tumblr.com), Erin Shea (darienlibrary.tumblr.com), and Molly McArdle (libraryjournal.tumblr.com).

Presenters: Rachel Fershleiser, Kate Tkacik, Erin Shea, Molly McArdle

Format: Panel Discussion

Types of libraries:

  • All


  • Career Advice
  • Continuing Education
  • Marketing
  • Outreach Services
  • Professional Development
  • Social Media & Networks