Using TikTok in the Library: A Resource List

TikTok is Extremely Popular! Social media platform TikTok has seen tremendous expansion in the United States, growing almost 800% between January 2018 and June 2020, to approximately 100 million users! TikTok is particularly popular among young people, with Pew Research indicating roughly 50% of 18-29 year olds use the service. Given its popularity, libraries areContinue reading “Using TikTok in the Library: A Resource List”

Addressing the Challenges of Marketing Library Digital Collections

I recently participated in an interview with Library Journal in which I discussed the challenges of promoting library digital collections to our patrons. To learn how some library professionals are tackling this marketing challenge, head over to Library Journal’s “Promoting Digital Collections,” by Lauren J. Young!

3D Printing Children’s Prosthetic Hands at Your Library

One of the most fascinating applications of a 3D printer is its ability to manufacture low-cost prosthetics. Libraries seeking to offer STEAM education, community service opportunities or a family-oriented activity should consider organizing a Hand Challenge! Getting Started: For the Hand Challenge at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, we chose the open-source “Raptor Reloaded” schematic, whichContinue reading “3D Printing Children’s Prosthetic Hands at Your Library”