Friday, August 28, 2015

Year One in Review: The Best of the Best Blog Posts

Happy One Year, 5MinLib readers! What an amazing year, as we look back at all of the content we created for your education and entertainment. We thought today we'd take a moment and create a list of our most popular posts, in case you've missed them:

From ALA to Zuckerberg: Librarian Facebook Groups
By far, this has been our most popular post. We had no idea how viral this one would become, but Jess knew that she loved connecting with other librarians on Facebook. It was a daunting task to hunt for different kinds of Public Librarian Facebook Groups, but with an 8K+ reach since it's posting last February, it has gotten a lot of attention.

Why Your Library Needs A Mascot
Kat wrote this masterpiece highlighting the different types of mascots and how to utilize them to their full potential.

15 Viral Content Ideas for Your Library's FB Page!
Inspired from the Facebook Group The Shareable Clique, this post clearly states different ways to engage library patrons that has been successful for other libraries.

50+ Ideas for Summer Reading Swag That Will Make Your Patrons Dance
No one was wanting for Summer Reading ideas after Kat put together this fabulous list of prizes that have worked well in other libraries.

17 Ways to Accomplish Summer Reading
Who knew there were so many different ways to run a Summer Reading Program? We didn't, but Jess asked and compiled the answers.

ARCs: Advanced Reading Copies
Want an advanced reading copy? Well, we learned the secret handshake and we'll teach it to you, too! Come join this exclusive society.

6 Hot Tips for Creating Topnotch Shelf Readers
Jess shares her tips and tricks for running an efficient shelf reader program. Includes templates, a shelf reader test, and more!

Why I Love NoveList, And You Should, Too: Part One
Kat wrote a three part series about how to use NoveList and all of its great features to power up your librarian tricks.

10 Facebook Tips Patrons Wish Their Libraries Knew
Jess investigates what makes a successful Library Facebook Page.

Ready to Go Book Display: Everyday Heroes
Allie's most popular Ready to Go Book Display! It was perfect for this year's theme and, really, a great list of books to add to your every day collections.

Thank you for being our readers! Here's to another great year!
-Jess, Kat, and Allie