Behind the Scenes with the New Darien Library Tumblr

Background My brilliant colleague, Stephanie Anderson (@bookavore), approached me a little while ago with the idea of creating a new Tumblr for Darien Library called Darien Reads. The purpose is to: At Darien Library, we provide great online reads every day, sorted the same way our non-fiction is organized in the stacks. That is to…
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“Darien Library Does Gangnam Style” Receives Award

@genesis2kx @libraryvoice @godaisies @darienlibrary Our award! pic.twitter.com/9dNU8gWgZi — Marian McLeod (@figsandninjas) April 29, 2013 And Alex represented the award on behalf of the Library: @genesis2kx accepting our award after showing our @darienlibrary Gangnam Style video. #cla2013 pic.twitter.com/ADx5Kfa4PQ — Marian McLeod (@figsandninjas) April 29, 2013 AKA I’m really excited! I’ve known about this for a couple…
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My eBooks & eReaders LibGuide gets some love!

Woo, @godaisies guide about ebooks and ereaders made an appearance at the “serving up downloads” session. #ctlibs13 pic.twitter.com/yhIX5AiyLn — Alex Hylton (@genesis2kx) April 29, 2013 View my eBooks & eReaders guide. When I asked Alex what was up, he responded: @godaisies it was one of several examples of helpful guides provided by CT libs on…
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Tech Book Collection Finally Moved

Early last year, it was suggested to me that I take over the abandoned tech books collection at my library. No new items had been purchased since 2006 (before the library moved to its current location!) and the oldest item was 25 years old. So the first thing I did was pull up the circ…
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New Meeting Rooms Page

According to Trello, I first noted that the Meeting Rooms page on the website needed an update on January 18, 2012. The next note states that I contacted my coworkers who are in charge of the meeting room policies on September 4th. However, I know that I talked to them before this time. A couple…
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Push Everything Off the Table

My plans for today went awry due to requests from other parties. What I did achieve was to finish a VHS digitization project for a patron, replace a sign with a shiny new one, attend a brown bag lunch on Minecraft, hang up my web design inspirational mood board, modify the Create Account page for…
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