Hello and welcome to the Library Journal tumblr: a more informal outpost for all things libraries and library-related.
We love libraries, librarians, and gifs. (And Beyoncé.)
What is Tumblr?
Tumblr is like if social networking and blogs had a baby. It is a beautiful baby.
Why should I care?
There are lots of exciting library-related things happening on Tumblr. First, it’s a community: one you can easily explore with the tag #tumblarians. Second, it’s a news source: one you can follow here or using the tags #libraries or #librarians. Third: gifs.
How do I get started?
If you still aren’t quite sure what Tumblr is (or how to use it) yet, I recommend reading Kate Tkacik’s (aka thelifeguardlibrarian) excellent introduction: Tumblarian 101: Tumblr for Libraries and Librarians.
If you’re ready to get your feet wet, I recommend checking out these (informal) lists of libraries and librarians on Tumblr as well as archives and archivists. Follow! Read! Reblog! This is what Tumblr is about.