Friday, December 29, 2017

5minlib's Best Posts of 2017

As we say goodbye to 2017, we thought we'd highlight our top posts for the year!

Literary Holidays to Celebrate All Year Long
A year ago, Kat created a list of literary holidays for 2017. This was by far our best post and Kat will be making a new one for 2018! Stay tuned.

3 Quick Banned Books Week Ideas
Kat shares easy ideas and free printables for the busy librarian to participate in Banned Books Week.

5 Myths of Facebook that Libraries Should Know
Jess highlights five misunderstandings libraries have about Facebook and how to use these truths to your advantage. Links are provided to outside sources for more information.

18 Excellent Podcasts for Librarians
What better way to stay on top of library news and build up your RA toolbox than listening to podcasts while you work?

Summer Reading Scratchies - Some New Ideas
A new twist on the scratch tickets, Kat shares her take with scratchies.

5 Ways to Stay Passionate Working in Libraries
It is easy to get burned out while working in libraries, so Jess covers five different ways to keep the passion alive.

9 Vital Ways Facebook is the Best Partner for Libraries
Jess argues that Facebook is the best place on social media for libraries to be and she has nine reasons why.

Holiday Craft Ideas for All Ages
Kat shares lots of different ideas for holiday crafts. Get a head start on 2018 craft planning!

8 Lessons Learned from the 2017 Eclipse
No one knew what to expect from the 2017 Eclipse. Jess compiles multiple experiences in a guide for the next eclipse.

The Ultimate List of Nontraditional Items You Can Check Out From Libraries
What are libraries circulating besides books, music, and movies? Jess created the ultimate list, linking to at least one library for each item.

7 Useful RA Websites
Where do you go for RA help? Jess shares a list of seven websites to get you started.

Why I Play My Ukulele At Storytime
Kat talks about her love for the Ukelele, how to get started, and why it is awesome for storytime.

Ready to Go Display: Read Dessert First
Every month, Allie publishes a "Ready to Go Display" for all age groups. The best one from this year was on desserts!

5 Easy Tips to Organize Your Library Life with Trello
Feeling disorganized? Think that you can structure your day better and save some time? Jess shares how she uses Trello to stay on top of it all.

Presidential Budget Cuts, and How They Could Impact Libraries
Kat investigated how the proposed Presidential Budget Cuts could impact libraries. Thankfully, that did not happen!

My Life on a YALSA Committee
Ever wondered what it is like to be part of a library association committee? Or how they decide on which books win awards? Allie shares all in this article!

Ready to Go Book Display: Twins
Need a new topic for your display? Our second popular list created by Allie was on twins!

Happy New Year, everyone!

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