This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

July 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

More than 20 diverse Native American Folktale Picture Books to share with your children. From What Do We Do All Day?

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

John Boyne’s top 10 child narrators | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1ry6q7H #kidlit

Q & A with Anthony Browne http://buff.ly/1kUcoK1 #kidlit

R.L. Stine and Marc Brown Collaborate on a Picture Book http://buff.ly/1rt5AJo #kidlit

Swoon Worthy Nonfiction Picture Books | There’s a Book for That http://buff.ly/1nxCdDY #kidlit

Top 10 animal villains | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1rAVgk0 #kidlit

EBOOKS

Book News: Amazon Exec Says Hachette Is Using Authors ‘As Human Shields’ : The Two-Way : NPR http://buff.ly/1uiI3hO #ebooks

The book-reader club

LIBRARIES

Forbes Says Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription http://buff.ly/1mrHHvf #libraries #ebooks

Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and STEM programs, study finds http://buff.ly/1z4NlfN #libraries

TECHNOLOGY

The best literary hashtags on Twitter http://buff.ly/1qROqmh #books #reading #twitter

Reclaiming Our (Real) Lives From Social Media http://buff.ly/1oWd42N

TEEN READS

Can I Get A Do-Over? Shadow Selves And Second Chances : NPR http://buff.ly/1rxYKlV #yalit

Top Shelf reveals John Lewis’s March: Book Two cover – Comics News – Digital Spy http://buff.ly/1zYT1cu #yalit

LikeManager

July 14, 2014 Leave a comment

If you are anything like me, you tend to “like” things on Facebook and then never use the links on either your blog or share them on other services.  In fact, things you like there seem to just disappear.  Well, now there is a service that will let you see the things you have liked on Facebook and then use the links in different ways in a very easy format. 

LikeManager lists the last 30 likes that you have done in a simple way:

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From there, you can focus just on Likes on links in Friend’s Posts, Links you have shared, or Likes outside of Facebook.  When I go to the outside of Facebook category, I see items from LinkedIn and Riffle.

The categories across the top let you just look at videos, images, or certain subjects like shopping, websites or articles. 

Thanks to Lifehacker for the link.

Categories: Social Networking

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

July 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

jon j. muth- illustrator

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

5 Stereotypes Positive Aging Picture Books Avoid | Lindsey McDivitt http://buff.ly/1zmZLk9 #kidlit

6 Folktales from 6 Continents to Read to Your Kids | BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1jgszWB #kidlit

18 Picture Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud Or At Least Smile by Margie Culver | Nerdy Book Club http://buff.ly/1zrxvwX #kidlit

The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland | Brain Pickings http://buff.ly/1srwgsR #kidlit

Get On Board: SLJ Selects A Bevy of Board Books | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1ogE6BD #kidlit

Harry Potter Reconnects With Old Pals to Watch the World Cup in New JK Rowling Piece – GalleyCat http://buff.ly/1rMKZ3Z #kidlit #rowling

Julia Donaldson: I’m like the mouse in the Gruffalo | Books | The Observer http://buff.ly/1r3Elnj #kidlit

Mac Barnett Talks to Phil & Erin Stead – http://buff.ly/1qPLWIA #kidlit

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Blog Archive » Finding the Right Illustrations with Melissa Sweet http://buff.ly/1qfBBlB #kidlit

EBOOKS

Amazon Wants to Bury Hachette by Offering 100% of E-Book Sales to Authors http://buff.ly/1k6u04Y #ebooks

With eBooks Still Pricey, Illinois Libraries Flex Their Marketing Muscle http://buff.ly/TOs8H9 #ebooks #libraries

A great quote on #literacy and the importance of libraries to our world!

LIBRARIES

9 Striking Library Posters from the Great Depression | BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1jgeYP3 #libraries

Why We Need "Ugly" Heroines

READING

Confessions Of A Binge Reader (Or, How I Read So Much) | Thought Catalog http://buff.ly/1mj3jPk #reading

FingerReader ring can read printed text to blind people | Chips http://buff.ly/1k2yZDW #reading

New Jane Austen waxwork uses forensic science to model ‘the real Jane’ | Books http://buff.ly/1jqvEnp

Which are the most unread books of 2014? http://buff.ly/1jtv0FV #reading

Why "old book smell" has hints of vanilla – Vox http://buff.ly/1oFJJuA #reading

In His Own Words: Walter Dean Myers

TEEN READS

25 YA Books For GAME OF THRONES Fans | Blog | Epic Reads http://buff.ly/1j2MN66 #yalitCould reading dark literature harm your teenage children? http://buff.ly/1oCHUP5 #yalit

Great Reads for Video Gamers | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1qntSC3 #yalit

In His Own Words: Walter Dean Myers | BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1k2ymu9 #yalit

Maggie Stiefvater: I steal a real human heart for each of my characters | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1jlHAqB #yalit

Mary E. Pearson on The Kiss of Deception & Writing YA Books| Lisa Parkin | http://buff.ly/1zpZAoa #yalit

The Mind of a Manager

July 9, 2014 Leave a comment

clerk-18915_1280 Alison Green, who is the author of one of my favorite blogs Ask a Manager, has a piece at Daily Worth about what looking through the lens of a manager is like.  In the library field, there are many managers promoted from within and for good reason!  They know the culture of the institution, understand the community and have a proven track record.  But being promoted from within comes with its own challenges and one of the major ones for a new manager can be pushback about how they have changed and even been “brain washed” by becoming part of administration. 

I’d suggest that anyone struggling with understanding their manager or anyone who has been promoted to being a manager read this article.  It’s a good look at what being a manager is like and why the point of view of managers differs from that of employees.

Categories: Leadership

Keeping Tabs On Yourself

July 7, 2014 Leave a comment

tree tab

After reading a list of the best Firefox add-ons that you can’t get on other browsers, I’ve found one that’s a keeper for sure.  It is Tree Style Tab and it changes entirely the way that your tabs work in Firefox. 

Instead of going across the top of your browser, they appear along the side.  You can easily open another tab by pressing the + at the bottom of the list. 

Best of all though, they form trees of tabs, so you can easily tell where the new open tabs originated.  You can see this in my screenshot under my Gmail inbox.  The three offset tabs below that were opened from my Gmail. 

To me this is so much more logical and helpful that a right to left tab configuration where they just open next to one another.

If you use Chrome as well as Firefox, you will know that tabs open differently in them.  Chrome puts the new tabs at the end of the row, while Firefox puts them next to the tab that originated the new tab.  I find that confusing, especially when I have lots of tabs open.

If you tend to open a bunch of tabs at once, this is a plug in that will help you organize things in a different way.  Of course, I’m a librarian, so I find this fits right into the way my brain works.

What about you?

Categories: Tech

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

July 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

10 Picture Books that Inspire Creativity {undergodsmightyhand.com}

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

14 Children’s Books that Challenge Gender Stereotypes – What Do We Do All Day? http://buff.ly/1iMNVuY #kidlit

19 Of The Most Inappropriately Named Children’s Books. Truly Bizarre http://buff.ly/1pWS4uQ #kidlit #humor

Books on Film: Kate DiCamillo on NBC – a lesson in perseverance – http://buff.ly/1rUMSZy #kidlit

Growing Int’l Latino Book Awards Reflect Booming Market – NBC http://buff.ly/1qrIWSG http://buff.ly/1qrIUKr #latino #kidlit #yalit

How to Build a Bestseller with Non-White Characters | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1wUyJOW #kidlit

Let’s Go On An Adventure: 20 Books to Inspire Adventurous Mighty Girls / A Mighty Girl | A Mighty Girl http://buff.ly/1pWE4kA #kidlit

Michael Morpurgo tells teachers to cry when reading to children – Telegraph http://buff.ly/1qrJHuZ #kidlit #reading

My hero: William Steig by Jon Klassen | Books | The Guardian http://buff.ly/1pJhqkf #kidlit

A Profile of Rita Williams-Garcia: Being Eleven – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1rULaYb #kidlit

Reflecting on 20 Years of The Giver | Lois Lowry | http://buff.ly/1wFpRMX #kidlit

What are the best first world war books for children? | Children’s books http://buff.ly/1rPpcpD #kidlit

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EBOOKS

Go To Hellman: Overdrive is Making My Crazy Dream Come True http://buff.ly/1qmRR7U #ebooks #libraries #bing

LIBRARIES

America’s 10 Most Unique Libraries (PHOTOS) http://buff.ly/1rTy1yJ #libraries

Banned Books Week Announces Comics Focus | ALA 2014 http://buff.ly/1pJoa1m #comics #books #banned #libraries

OCLC Researchers Reorder and Reinterpret Ranganathan’s 5 Laws of Library Science For Today | LJ INFOdocket http://buff.ly/1o4m5Ye #libraries

A well-read woman...

PRIVACY

Does Your State Protect Your Privacy in the Digital Age? | American Civil Liberties Union http://buff.ly/1iQVv7L #privacy

TECHNOLOGY

Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets : Shots – Health News : NPR http://buff.ly/1rPoQ28

Watch John Greens interview on The Coilbert Report: http://ow.ly/yotX4

TEEN READS

2014 ALA Guide to ARCs & Signings | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1rTsJmG #ala #kidlit #yalit

Writing Teen Lives: A YA Roundtable http://pwne.ws/1pUiAFf

Virtru

July 2, 2014 Leave a comment

 

Concerned that the emails you sent may be being forwarded without your consent or knowledge?  Worried about sending sensitive information via email because it could be read by someone other than the person you sent it to?  Ever want to rescind an email that you sent in haste? 

Virtru works to make all of this under your control.  Working with all of the major email services like Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo, Virtru lets you limit whether your email can be forwarded or even if you allow forwarding it lets you track to see where it went.  The email can only be opened by the recipient.  And best of all, you can recall email back to yourself.

Designed by someone who used to work for the NSA, this email add-on gives you the email controls you’ve always wanted.

Categories: Tech
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