#TumblrTalk: Workshop starting soon

For Immediate Release
Fri, 03/20/2015


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing


CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop #TumblrTalk: Creating and Curating Your Tumblr with Kate Tkacik. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

A growing number of libraries are discovering Tumblr’s goldmine of sharing and community-building—more than 150 libraries and archives appear in a recent list. Hundreds more individual librarians are sharing news and advice, best practices, reading lists, book reviews and lesson plans. With Tumblr, you can get the latest news about the content your users love from the creators and publishers themselves, from books and movies to literary magazines, comics and more. What’s more, the platform makes sharing video, audio and images a cinch. In this workshop Kate Tkacik, the noted Tumblarian of shhh! no running in the library!, will show how Tumblr’s built-in community of readers can help you spread the library love to a larger network.

Topics covered will include:

  • getting set up quickly;  
  • the range of Tumblr blog types;
  • models of successful library and librarian uses; 
  • how to find and connect with library enthusiasts;
  • using tags to create and build a community;
  • how Tumblr enriches professional networking and information-sharing.


About the Instructor:

Kate Tkacik is the e-resources librarian for Foundation Center-San Francisco. She is recognized as a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her work on Tumblr. In addition to running shhh! no running in the library!, she has written and presented on Tumblr at several conferences. Otherwise, she spends her time on brunch, bikes, and the great outdoors.

Registration for this ALA TechSource Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands‐on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

ALA TechSource is a publishing imprint of the American Library Association. ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports and the ALA TechSource Blog.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.