#TumblarianProblems: Creating and Curating Your Tumblr Blog

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. She’ll cover such fundamentals as:

  • 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.


Recognized as a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her work on Tumblr, Kate Tkacik is a research analyst for the Bank of Montreal Business Research Group. Previously she coordinated the Learning Center and After School Programs at the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, working with teenage boys on literacy, research skills and after school programming. In addition to running shhh! no running in the library!, she has written and presented on Tumblr at several conferences.

Date & Time

This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.


Registration is $55.00 for individuals and $110.00 for groups.

How to Register

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